Welcome to $10 on the 10th! Every month on the 10th a few bloggers get together and share an idea, craft etc. for under $10.00. This month our theme is Pumpkins. So I”m sharing how to make a Pumpkin Pail Jack-o-lantern.
I know I say it often, but it’s usually still hot here in Texas in October so we look for different ways to have a jack-o-lantern without actually carving one.
This simple pumpkin craft is so easy and cheap that anyone can make it!
Here’s a list of supplies to make your jack-o-lantern.
Gold Spray Paint
Paint the inside of the Pumpkin
The first thing that you will want to do is spray paint the inside of the pumpkin gold.
I like to paint mine gold because it reflects light beautifully in the night.
Let dry completely.
If you get any spray paint on the edge of your pumpkin wipe it off immediately with a paper towel.
Paint the Outside of the Pumpkin
I’m not a big fan of the bright orange pumpkin color, so using acrylic multi-surface paints, paint the outside of the pumpkin.
If you don’t use the multi-surface acrylic paint the paint will scratch off.
Seal The Pumpkin
Once your pumpkin is dry, seal with a clear spray paint sealer.
Carve Your Pumpkin
Using a craft knife, cut out the face of the pumpkin.
Make sure you have a new, fresh ,sharp blade and take your time.
Embellish The Pumpkin
Embellish the pumpkin with whatever fun things that make you happy.
I added a big bow, but I think rhinestones, spiders, glow in the dark stickers and all sorts of fun things would look super cute too.
Now, just pop in a tea light or remote control candle and your Jack-o-lantern is ready for Halloween!
Cost to make the Pumpkin Pail Jack-o-lantern:
I had everything else, but if you had to buy all of the other items I’m pretty sure if you are thrifty you can easily purchase everything for under $10.00 and still have a ton left over to make other items.
Until Next time…
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