DIY Pumpkin Candles

How to make faux pumpkin candles.

DIY Pumpkin Candles

This post is sponsored by DecoArt.
Hey crafty friends! Have you noticed the rose gold trend? I’ve come across watches, purses, and more recently home décor. Rose gold is such a beautiful color and I’ve jumped right onto that bandwagon. I usually don’t make colorful pumpkins to display around the house, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to paint these inexpensive faux pumpkins with DecoArt’s metallic lustre. I think the metallic sheen is absolutely beautiful and perfect for fall. Today I’m sharing a quick and easy tutorial on how to make faux pumpkin candles.
DIY Pumpkin Candles

DecoArt Metallic Lustre in Rose Gold
Faux pumpkins
Carving tool or xacto knife
Adhesive Rhinestones
Tea lights

faux pumpkinsStep one: paint your faux pumpkins with 1-2 coats of rose gold metallic lustre. I’m using dollar pumpkins I found at Walmart. You can check your local craft store and the dollar store for these inexpensive foam pumpkins. I used a couple different brushes and found that my fingers worked the best. I know that sounds odd but I promise it washes right off. Simply take a small amount on your fingertips and rub the paint on. This method had the best coverage in the least amount of time. You can also use a foam brush, but it did take me longer and required an extra coat to get full coverage. Also, make sure each coat is completely dry before applying a new coat.

Rose Gold pumpkinStep two: use a tea light to trace the area you need to carve out of the pumpkin. I used an xacto knife but any small pairing knife or carving tool will work. You also don’t need to carve a lot, just enough to fit the tea light inside.

pumpkin candle tutorialStep three: apply adhesive rhinestones around the pumpkins. I had a pack in my craft supplies that I trimmed down to fit the size of the pumpkins I was working with.

Rose Gold Pumpkin Candles

These would make a great centerpiece on a Thanksgiving tablescape. I’m looking forward to playing around with them around the house until I find the perfect spot to display them.



  1. victoria j ingham says

    well i just love this i just know alot of my family would like these and myself they are just beautiful thank you

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