Last updated on September 5th, 2015 at 09:46 am
Add a light bulb pumpkin or two to a fruit bowl filled with autumn leaves, a few silk mums and some mini gourds, for an instant fall centerpiece.
- Burned out light bulb (I used a globe style bulb)
- Acrylic Enamel Paints: Orange, Black, Green, White
- Paint Brush
Paint your light bulb using orange paint.It’s important to use an enamel paint for this project. If you use regular acrylic paints, the paint will scratch and peel. If you have glass paint… that will work even better. If you decide to use regular acrylic paints, do not expose your bulbs to the outdoors and be very careful not to scratch the surface. Allow your paint to dry.
I find that a toothpick works best for painting the tiny details, but be careful not to apply too much pressure with your toothpick, or you may scratch the orange paint.
Once your orange paint is dry, paint the socket section of your bulb with green paint and extend the green paint down the bulb slightly. Now using a toothpick or fine liner paint brush if you have one, paint tiny lines with black paint, adding little dots between the lines. Referring to the photo for details, paint the face using black paint and add teeny lines with white paint to highlight the eyes.
Tie a small raffia bow around the socket area and, if you like, you can tie a small ribbon or string around the socket to use for hanging. These little pumpkins look so cute added to a fruit bowl.
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