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DIY Copper Pumpkins

I absolutely love the way these copper pumpkins turned out! As soon as September 1st came around, I was ready for Halloween home décor.  I had purchased these pumpkins last year from Amazon but was never a huge fan of them.  So this year, I wanted to give them a fresh look! 

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I went to Walmart to shop for paint for another project and came across this Aged Copper spray paint.  Copper is a perfect autumn color and a copper pumpkin is the perfect pumpkin décor! 

Step 1: Clean the Pumpkins

To prep the pumpkins for spray paint, I cleaned them using Denatured Alcohol.   I wiped the entire pumpkins down, making sure to remove any dust / dirt. 

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Step 2: Spray the Pumpkins (and leaves)

With my pumpkins cleaned they were ready for spray paint!  I had compared a few different options in the store but ultimately settled on Rust-oleum’s Aged Copper.  I had considered Rust-oleum’s Rose Gold but when I tested it, it did not seem to cover well at all. 

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Starting with the bottom, I lightly sprayed my pumpkins with the copper spray paint.  I went back and forth until all visible areas were covered. It’s important not to overspray or you will end up with drips!  Spraying your pumpkins shouldn’t take more than a few minutes! 

After allowing the bottoms to dry for 1 hour, I flipped the pumpkins over and sprayed the tops. 

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I decided to add artificial leaves to the tops of my pumpkins!  For my fake leaves, I just plucked a few leaves off of an old wreath I had laying around, so really anything will do!  I sprayed the leaves and allowed to dry for 1 hour. 


Step 3: Glue on Leaves

Using my hot glue gun, I applied a small amount of glue and glued the leaved onto my pumpkins. 

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DIY Copper Pumpkins

Prep Time 5 minutes
Build Time 30 minutes
Dry Time 1 hour


  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Rag


  • White Pumpkins
  • Denatured Alcohol
  • Rust-oleum Spray Paint Aged Copper
  • Artificial Leaves
  • Hot Glue Sticks


  • Clean the Pumpkins
  • Spray the Pumpkins (and leaves)
  • Glue on Leaves
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