DIY Easy Concrete Pumpkins

What a great hack! Create DIY Easy Concrete Pumpkins at home in just minutes – perfect for rustic or neutral fall decor!

What a great hack! Create DIY Easy Concrete Pumpkins at home in just minutes - perfect for rustic or neutral fall decor!
Hi friends! Well we’re back and at ’em! Last month we were excited to share that we’re once again part of the Michaels Makers program this year with Michaels Stores! That means each month we’ll be sharing tons of crafty goodness, not only the projects we come up with but you can always hop around and check out other makers posts as well!

Well, it’s officially September – so that means we can break out the FALL DECOR, right?! I mean, it’s still 100 degrees here in sunny Phoenix where I live, but you’d better believe I’m dreaming of fall weather. So today we’re bustin out the PUMPKINS! Michaels craft pumpkins to be exact. They’re some of our favorite decor – beautiful as is or GREAT to craft with! Once of our MOST POPULAR craft posts of all time are our fun Neon Paint Dipped Pumpkins! They are so fun but this year we’re sticking a little more neutral and natural with our decor – so we immediately started toying with the idea of creating DIY Easy Concrete Pumpkins! And you’ll never believe how EASY we made them! 

What you’ll need:
  • Michaels craft pumpkins
  • ArtMinds Ultimate Premixed Mortar (in Michaels DIY Home section)
  • Chip brush

What a great hack! Create DIY Easy Concrete Pumpkins at home in just minutes - perfect for rustic or neutral fall decor!

And the steps:
  • Simply open up your ArtMinds Ultimate Premixed Mortar and stir.
  • “Paint” the mortar onto your craft pumpkin – start with a thin layer for best adhesion, covering the entire pumpkin (we left the bottom unpainted).
  • Let the first layer dry, depending on your weather this can happen in just an hour or two.
  • Once the first layer is dry, follow up with another layer of mortar, filling in all the gaps from the first layer.
  • Once your second layer is on, you can smooth out areas or create more texture as needed – it’s really up to you and your preferences.

Simply let the pumpkins dry completely and YOU’RE DONE!

What a great hack! Create DIY Easy Concrete Pumpkins at home in just minutes - perfect for rustic or neutral fall decor!
I’m so excited with how our DIY Easy Concrete Pumpkins turned out! So VERY EASY but the result is just what we were going for! We have already incorporated these beauties into our fall decor, here is a sneak preview of the end result – full details AND this cute printable will be posted soon, so stay tuned!

What a great hack! Create DIY Easy Concrete Pumpkins at home in just minutes - perfect for rustic or neutral fall decor! What a great hack! Create DIY Easy Concrete Pumpkins at home in just minutes - perfect for rustic or neutral fall decor! What a great hack! Create DIY Easy Concrete Pumpkins at home in just minutes - perfect for rustic or neutral fall decor!

To kick off fall in your own home, visit Michaels.com and check out the variety of craft pumpkins available – there is every color, shape and size you could ever want! There are tons of ways to DIY your own craft pumpkin for your home, a party or even as a gift. If you’re looking for something a little bit different, Michaels recently started selling these fun half pumpkins, perfect for fall décor wall mounts and fun signs. So let’s get to it! What are YOUR fall decor plans?!

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What a great hack! Create DIY Easy Concrete Pumpkins at home in just minutes - perfect for rustic or neutral fall decor!

Michaels Makers | DIY Craft Pumpkin Challenge
If you’re in need of more fall décor inspiration be sure to look at the 49 other DIY pumpkin projects from the rest of the Michaels Makers – they are fabulous!


Kimberly Sneed
Hi, I'm Kimberly! A working mom, wife to my best friend and mother to three adorable boys. By day I work in social media and by night I attempt to make our house a home. I enjoy all things creative and love to share my adventures with you!
Kimberly Sneed

Comments

  1. says

    I LOVE how this turned out. Im such a sucker for concrete used as decor! Also, I had been staying away from making any decor because I had no idea how to make/mix concrete, I had NO idea that Michaels sold a ready to use mix! Im totally swinging by this weekend and grabbing some.

  2. says

    Kimberly, I love love love your concrete pumpkins – great idea! Pinned

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