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One thing I love about pumpkins is how versatile they are. You can bring them out in September and not have to put them away till December. That’s THREE whole months of easy decor! All you have to do is alter the things around them and they fit right in.
Right now I have my entry table set up with pumpkins and Halloween decor. My newest addition was this DIY Mercury Glass Pumpkin Light. You won’t believe how easy it is to make!
- Glass Pumpkin
- Copper Wire Rope String Lights
- Looking Glass Spray Paint
- Spray Bottle
Wrap the outside of the pumpkin with foil or by some other means to protect it from splatter. You DON’T want to spray the outside of the pumpkin with water or spray paint.
I found foil to be effective and I didn’t have to use any tape!
Fill up a spray bottle with water and set it on mist. Lightly mist the inside of the lid with water and quickly follow it with a light of coating of spray paint. Let dry 5 minutes before doing the next coat.
Repeat the misting and spray paint steps for 3-5 coats or until you are satisfied with the color.
Follow the same procedures for the inside of the pumpkin. You will notice paint likes to pool at the bottom of the pumpkin. You can dab any pooled paint with a paper towel after the 5 minute drying time but before the next coat.
Once you are satisfied with the color let everything dry overnight.
To light my pumpkin I used Copper Wire Rope String Lights. They give a great starry effect and this one even comes with a remote. I can dim the lights, have them fade in, or flash. The remote makes everything super easy and convenient.
These Copper Wire Rope String Lights are even waterproof so they can be used outdoors as well. Or in tight spaces because of their low heat emission!
Just loosely fill the pumpkin with string lights. They cooper allows them to be suspended in air which why the effect is so amazing.
Don’t worry the pumpkin still looks amazing even when not lighted.
I have it sitting right next to my Halloween Shadow Box. They pair perfectly together!
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.