Friday, September 21, 2012

Faux Tin Pumpkins {tutorial}

Supplies Needed:
Porcelain Pumpkins-white is best

Rust-Oleaum Metallic gold* or silver

Krylon Looking Glass Mirror-Like
*Note, this stuff is becoming hard to find! Check
Spray a base coat with the Rust-Oleum and let dry.
Mist with water, this will make buffing easier.
While still wet, spray 1-2 light coats of Krylon, let dry.
Very lightly buff.
The Krylon will create a dull like finish and the Rust-Oleum will shine through where you've lightly buffed, giving an antique look.
 I buffed a little too hard the first time and it took it down to the white. Oops!

If you do this with clear, glass pumpkins you will get the look of mercury glass!

Fill with goodies!


  1. Awesome!!!! I absolutely love these and am definitely going to be making some for the season. Thanks for linking up:)
    Kim @ Too Much Time

  2. Oh- I just found you via Twigg Studios! What a amazingly cute blog you've got, my dear! I absolutely love these pumpkins...Of course, I am a sucker for anything metallic. :) I'm a very happy new follower and I can't wait to see more of your cuteness.


  3. You can find the Looking Glass paint at Hobby Lobby and use a coupon if you are near one. I have become addicted to the stuff. Love your pumpkins!

    Distressed Donna Down Home

    1. In theory, you can. In actuality, you can't. lol At least here in AZ. The stuff is not found on the shelves of any craft store these days. I've seen it going on ebay for up to $50 a can! It has become so popular, especially this time of is just out of stock!

  4. Oh my goodness these are fantastic!! I hope you will add them to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party (fall ideas too).

  5. Oh LOVE the metallic look!!!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  6. These look lovely - so simple and yet so special. Really a great and simple idea!


  7. Ohhh, these are delicious!!! I love pumpkins and fall decor!
    I am hosting my very first "Inspiration Wednesday Link party" over at and would love if you could share this (and any other post) you like!! I hope to see you there


  8. So darling!! Love them in faux tin!! Stopping by from ATPF- you are welcome to come share at Feathered Nest Friday too if you would like!

  9. your pumpkins look
    so chic in their coat
    of faux tin

    stopping by from
    Inspiration Friday to say hello

    now following
    via GFC!


  10. Very pretty - looks great!
    Thanks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  11. That is so awesome!! What a clever idea! :-) Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday last weekend and we hope to see you again this week~

  12. I'm so glad that I'm following you! What a clever idea. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome work:)