Create Upholstery Trim Embellished Pumpkins
Easily embellish pumpkins with paint, nail head trim, ribbon and spiders to create a chic Halloween display—no carving required.
- pumpkins (natural or faux)
- latex paint
- latex metallic paint
- 1/4" black ribbon
- nail head upholstery trim
- decorative spiders
- bale of hay
- craft glue
Lay out supplies and pumpkins of various sizes; determine which pumpkins will be painted and which will remain their original color.
Mix metallic paint into chosen color for added sheen (Image 1). Brush a layer of paint onto selected pumpkins and allow to dry for approximately 30 minutes (Image 2).
Create a Ribbon Spider Web
While painted pumpkins dry, cut lengths of black ribbon and attach to unpainted pumpkin with glue in a spider web pattern (Image 1). Embellish with a decorative spider (Image 2).
Attach Nail Head Trim
Using just your fingers (or a small hammer, if needed) decorate a painted pumpkin with a pattern of your choosing using nail head upholstery trim Tip: For consistency, we chose a spider web pattern. Other easy options would be a monogram, grinning jack-o'-lantern, crescent moon, leaf or bat.