How To Make A Concrete Pumpkin

I love the look of stone pumpkins, just not the price.  I’m showing you How To Make A Concrete Pumpkin, the easy way! TIP I used the stone texture spray paint on a vase a few months back and fell in love with the product, no messy mixing of concrete was required.   I came across this pumpkin at our local thrift store and picked it up for 50 cents, it was the perfect shape and size for this project.

Here is what my faux pumpkin looked like before I painted it.

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Krylon Coarse Stone Texture Finish Spray Paint in the color Granite
(I purchased my paint at Hobby Lobby with my 40% coupon so it was $6.50 but here is an affiliate link if you can’t find it locally)
Craft Paint
Painters Tape
Craft paintbrush
Faux Pumpkin or Plastic pumpkin pail


  1. Make sure your PUMPKIN is clean and place it on a covered surface.
  2. I Spray painted 4 coats of the Krylon stone texture to get complete coverage, waiting at least 30 minutes in between each coat.  Since I still had White leftover from my last project I used that color for three coats and unfortunately ran out. I went back to the store and saw the color granite and decided to use that for my last coat and it was perfect!
  3. Let dry overnight.
  4. I touched up the stem with some craft paint since apparently, I didn’t tape it off very well.  (I mixed a little brown and black together)
  5. Using gray acrylic paint I painted the grooves to give it a little dimension.  Using a wet wipe, I very gently went over the grey paint lines to soften it just a little bit.

Voila, an easy cement pumpkin


 So don’t pass up those ugly faux pumpkins at the thrift store turn them into something beautiful!




Take a look at all of the beautiful thrift store makeovers for this month.


Frying Pan Sign from Domestically Speaking
Baroque Mirror Memo Board from My Repurposed Life
Paint Old Picture Frames from Petticoat Junktion
How to Paint a Basket from Our Southern Home
How To Make A Concrete Pumpkin from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Halloween Ghost from a Wooden Cheese Board from Sadie Seasongoods
Rustic Birch Bark Vase from House Of Hawthornes

To see more of my past thrift store makeovers you can check them out below.

Thank you so much for stopping in today, have a great rest of the week!

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  1. Kristin, that looks so real!!! I always wanted to make one out of concrete, but thought it might get too messy. This is the perfect solution!

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