Fall

Faux concrete pumpkins

Let’s make these pumpkins look like concrete! Last year I got a crazy idea to do an ombré pumpkin display. It was pretty, but I was looking for something different this year. So why not use the baking soda trick on these guys!

DIY faux concrete pumpkins - before and after
How to paint pumpkins to look like concrete with baking soda

I used flat paint mixed with lots of baking soda for texture.

How to paint pumpkins to look like concrete with baking soda

And I added a little black for a gray tone.

How to paint pumpkins to look like concrete with baking soda

The texture was pretty gloppy (technical term) and took more baking soda than I thought. 

Some helpers painted most of it on.

How to paint pumpkins to look like concrete with baking soda

I used a toothbrush to add subtle splatter to look more like porous concrete.

How to paint pumpkins to look like concrete with baking soda

I even rubbed some dirt on. I don’t know, seemed like a good idea at the time. It did add a more “found” feel to the pumpkins. Just go easy.

How to paint pumpkins to look like concrete with baking soda
How to paint pumpkins to look like concrete with baking soda

It’s a fun change. I think this is the fourth reinvention for these pumpkins! And you could do this with all kinds of objects. It would be pretty for vases or ceramic items.

How to paint pumpkins to look like concrete with baking soda

And I love the way they mix in with real and fake options too.

How to paint pumpkins to look like concrete with baking soda
How to paint pumpkins to look like concrete with baking soda
How to paint pumpkins to look like concrete with baking soda
How to paint pumpkins to look like concrete with baking soda
How to paint pumpkins to look like concrete with baking soda
How to paint pumpkins to look like concrete with baking soda
How to paint pumpkins to look like concrete with baking soda
How to paint pumpkins to look like concrete with baking soda

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.