Bud Vase Pumpkins & Ghosts!

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Change a simple bud vase into a pumpkin or ghost. An easy project for kids too!

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We have a family fun night every weekend and my kids loved making these pumpkins as well.

You’ll need a bud vase for both projects. I got mine from the Dollar Tree.

For the pumpkin we painted the outside with orange folk art acrylic paint for the body – be sure to be light on the coat of pain so light will shine through. For the stem we used brown folk art acrylic paint. We used a sponge brush but you can use any kind of brush really. Once that dries, draw on a face of your choice with a sharpie. Let that dry and then spray with acrylic paint sealer. We put a flicker candle in ours ($1 for a set of 2 at the dollar tree)

This is the acrylic sealer we used.

For the ghost, spray with rust-oleum frosted glass paint. After it dries, use a sharpie to color in your eyes. For the light on this one we used a plug in light bulb from the Dollar Tree.

This is the frosted paint.

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  1. What fun you must have with your kids. You are making memories that will last their whole life. Still love the little ghost – even with a different base. He/she is so cute. If I end up making one I think I’ll put a ribbon in her hair. LOL

    1. Thank you Linda and I love the added touches you are thinking of πŸ™‚

  2. I use to have lots of these shades, I wish I had thought of this. Great makeover. Thanks for sharing at Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop.

  3. This is such a great idea! And there’s no messy cleanup afterwards. Also, I like how it’s easy to put a candle inside and not worry about burning the top off. Haha

  4. Your bud vases turned into such cute pumpkins and ghosts! This is such a great Halloween craft idea I would do with the kids. Stopping by from the #HomeMattersParty linky.

    1. Thanks Nicole and love that you would give it a try πŸ™‚

  5. Another cute vase project!! Thank you for sharing with us at Designing You!

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