Candy Filled Pumpkins

by leanneja on September 27, 2012 · 8 comments

in Crafts,Halloween

You know how I always say to look at the shape of things. Everything can be painted and if it stays long enough in my house it probably will be at some point. I bought these little lemonade bottles for a movie night (along with some other treats) but I also had another motive for buying them. As soon as I looked at them I saw pumpkins.

Once they were emptied, cleaned out and the labels taken off, they were ready to be painted. I chose Krylon Fusion Spray Paint for plastic (gloss) as my paint. This is my favorite paint right now. I even like to use it on pieces that aren’t plastic. It’s incredibly durable. The color is Pumpkin Orange. I always spray an item upside down first then turn it over and paint it right side up. I don’t know if it makes any difference but I think the coverage is better and blends well doing it that way.

I had some awesome pumpkin face vinyls left over from a FabDecor project so I used them on the bottles.

I let the paint dry over night then stuck the cute vinyl faces on. The bottles weren’t big enough to have room for the mouths so I left most of them off.

Now just fill them with a favorite candy and they’re ready to give as a party favor , a class treat or a cute neighbor gift. You could even take the faces off, add some twine and a tag and they could be used as place cards for Thanksgiving dinner.

Halloween crafts and decorations are so fun. Do you decorate and craft for Halloween?

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Debbie September 28, 2012 at 6:10 am

Where did you buy the faces?

Amy September 28, 2012 at 6:36 am

These are great Leanne! You are so clever when it comes to repurposing things! I LOVE it! ;)
xoxo

leanneja September 28, 2012 at 8:13 am

FabDecor! Here’s the link: http://www.shop.fabdecor.com/main.sc

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny September 28, 2012 at 8:17 am

These are so clever, Leanne! I need to start spray painting more things. These turned out so cute!

ashlee September 30, 2012 at 9:38 am

they turned out so cute, and a great way to use the extra faces!

Jonie @ Just Between Friends October 1, 2012 at 10:28 pm

Love this idea! I have been wondering about what to do with the leftover faces, so thanks for getting the ideas going.

Sheryl October 3, 2012 at 9:03 am

Is it selfish to say I WANT THESE AT MY PARTY! I love your pumpkin idea! Would you come over to Cast Party Wednesday and share them with us? Thanks! ~Sheryl~
http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com/cast-party-wednesday-link-party-61/

April @ illistyle October 3, 2012 at 9:17 am

These are too cute! I love that you instantly saw pumpkins. Excellent and easy project. Thanks for the great tute. xoxo

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