Harvest Crackle Pumpkin
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Harvest Crackle Pumpkin

What says fall more than pumpkins and cattails? Add some crackle finish and some burlap and you have a beautiful addition to your fall décor.
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • FolkArt® Acrylic Paint – Citrus Green, Wicker White and Pure Gold
  • FolkArt® Extreme Glitter™ – Peridot
  • FolkArt® Crackle Medium, 8 oz.
  • Plaid® Fine Tip Tops
  • Celebrate It™ Halloween Pumpkin, 9"
  • Celebrate It™ Graveyard Moss
  • Burlap Garland
  • Ashland® Hydrangea Stem – Mustard (28")
  • Ashland™ Filler Cattails
  • Ashland® Hydrangea Stem – Chocolate
  • Ashland® Floral Pick
  • Paper Towels
  • Foam Plates
  • Brush Basin
  • Floral Wire
  • Floral Oasis
  • Craft Knife
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrushes – ¾" Flat and 1" Foam
  • Low Heat Glue Gun

Project Instructions

Step 1
Use craft knife to cut and remove top of pumpkin to create vase.

Step 2
Use foam brush to base-coat pumpkin Bright Green and let dry. Apply several coats of Peridot Extreme Glitter, drying between coats.

Step 3
Use flat brush to apply Crackle Medium in a slip-slap motion over entire pumpkin. Let dry.

Step 4
Apply Wicker White over Crackle Medium, being careful not to overlap paint strokes. Cracks will appear as paint dries. Let dry completely.

Step 5
Secure fine tip top to Pure Gold bottle then paint a dimensional scroll design around pumpkin. Let dry.

Step 6
Glue Oasis inside pumpkin and arrange floral stems. Add moss and glue to secure.

Step 7
Cut a length of burlap garland. Pinch at intervals and secure with floral wire. Glue around opening of pumpkin vase.

Step 8
Fashion a burlap bow and glue to vase with additional floral accents.


Add a pedestal to the bottom of your pumpkin for an elegant look.