Polka Dotted Pumpkin ~ Glass Painting {tutorial}

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Happy Monday! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend! We woke up Saturday to rain & cooler weather so it was perfect to snuggle up on the couch, pop some popcorn & watch our Church’s General Conference. It happens twice a year in April & October. You can watch it or read about it here. Definitely some of my favorite weekends of the year. 🙂 #ldsconf

I also had a little time to do a little crafting this weekend, too! Yay! I had a plain glass pumpkin that I made over into a super cute polka dotted pumpkin using Americana Multi-Surface Paint. (These paints are awesome because they can be used on just about any surface ~ fabric, wood, metal & even glass!) Keep reading to see how easy this polka dotted pumpkin was to make! 🙂

Polka Dotted Pumpkin #gingersnapcrafts #decoart #multisurfacepaint #spon

polka dotted pumpkin tutorial #spon

For this project you will need:

  • glass pumpkin (I bought mine for $5 at Walmart.)
  • Americana Multi-Surface Paint in Pumpkin Patch (Perfect name, huh?)
  • foam brush
  • ribbon (I ended up using some tulle, too.)
  • vinyl dots or stickers (Mine were about an inch across.)
  • rubbing alcohol

supplies #spon

To make the see through polka dots I first put vinyl dots in random spots all over my pumpkin.

polka dots on a pumpkin #spon

Before I started painting I cleaned the glass pumpkin with some rubbing alcohol.

painting a glass pumpkin tutorial #spon

Painting Tip: Do you notice the tuna can under my pumpkin? haha! I always use food cans to hold up my object that I’m paint. It works really well. 😉

Americana Multi-Surface Paint #spon

Then I started painting. On the bottle it said to use 1 or 2 coats but I did about 5-6 coats! It took a little bit to get good coverage. 😉 The good thing is this paint dries really fast, so it didn’t really take that long.

painting a glass pumpkin for Halloween #tutorial #decoart #spon

After the paint had dried, I carefully removed the vinyl dots that I had painted over, & then I added a few white vinyl dots on my pumpkin for some variety. Then I tied a bow with ribbon & tulle around the top. Isn’t it cute? 🙂 Now I can fill it with some Halloween candy or cookies! Oh & speaking of candy if you’d like a coupon for some Snickers or Milky Way unwrapped bites you can go here. 🙂

painted glass pumpkin #sponpumpkin paintingPolka Dotted Pumpkin #gingersnapcrafts #decoart #multisurfacepaint #spon

For more pumpkin ideas you can click on the pictures below!

colorful pumpkin tutorial from Ginger Snap Crafts

easy metallic pumpkin tutorial

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This project & post were created for Ginger Snap Crafts by Ginger Bowie.

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