Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Pumpkin Candy Holder Revamp

 
You can find  these candy holders cheap at almost any thrift store.
I paid 50 cents for each of these . (I know what you are thinking -big spender- rigghhtttt!? ) 

I have been wanting to make pots  out of them for my porch. So I spray painted them both white.


They weren't bad, but they weren't right either.
 I was SURE I wanted them to be white, but they just looked chintzy to me. So I decided to spray them again using a Hammered Rust-oleum spray paint.
WOW -- that made all the difference. 

Once they were painted and dry, I drilled a few small holes in the bottom and planted some mums in them! 


 OH, I am loving them!

 Seriously, this $1.00 transformation was well worth it!


23 comments:

  1. So cute and such a fun idea! Totally doing this

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  2. Love this i am doing this right away

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  3. Love this i am doing this right away

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  4. What a cute idea 💡 Would also make a great gift.

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    1. that's a great idea! with a mum in it! love the gift idea

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  5. So adorable and affordable. I'm all excited to make mine!!!

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  6. what color hammered spray paint did you use?

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  7. Awesome! Do you have to paint white first or can you just paint the copper and get the same beautiful results?

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    1. No need to paint white. I originally thought I wanted them white, but it didn't seem elegant enough for my taste! So, the white was a mistake. :)

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  8. No need to paint white. I originally thought I wanted them white, but it didn't seem elegant enough for my taste! So, the white was a mistake. :)

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  9. JAG August 31,2016
    I am about to do this. In the next couple of weeks. I will put artificial flowers in mine. To much heat here. I use artificial flowers out doors each year. I change them for the seasons. When they get faded I replace them. I repainted all of my plastic flower pot with bright spring colors.

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  10. how many cans of paint did it take to cover both pumpkins?

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    1. Just one can of spray paint

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    2. I used less than 1 can to cover 4 pumpkins

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  11. Totally awesome. Love this kind of thing. best wishes Linda @Crafts a la mode

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  12. What size mum fits in the pumpkin? 6"? 8"?

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  13. What size mum do we need to get?

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  14. Ya know I don't remember. But I belive a med size pot. It might be easier to buy 3 small potted plants and then repot them that way. :)

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  15. do you need to put a primer on these first

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  16. NO. The white was just the first color I tried but thought it looked too cheap. So then I tried again with the rustoleum! :)

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