How to make plastic pumpkins look real

September 26, 2014

I’m sure you’ve all seen those plastic coated foam pumpkins at the craft stores. They’re great for decorating and DIY projects but the uniform color and shiny finish make them look really fake. Here’s an easy and inexpensive way to make them look like the real thing!

[Here’s what the pumpkin looks like in it’s original state- too shiny and orange]
[Lightly brush on a thin coat of the gel stain]
[While the gel is still damp, wipe part of it off. Most of the paint will collect in the ridges creating dimension]

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