How to create a lifelike faux pumpkin garden stake
Oh, my goodness, friends. I am so excited to show you this craft because it turned out so stinking cute. I have been having so much fun playing around with this spray foam, and I think you are going to too. Today I’m going to be showing you how to create a lifelike faux pumpkin garden stake for your front yard.
I have a few other ideas up my sleeve for this spray foam, one of them being a snowman. However, I ran into a few issues, and I’m trying to work out the kinks before I show you how to make one of your own. I’m hoping to have it posted sometime next week if all goes well.
- Garden stake – Walmart
- Insulation noodle – (you can find these at Lowes in the plumbing section)
- Duct tape
- Spray foam
- Orange spray paint
- Spanish moss
- Hot glue gun & glue sticks
Step 1: Begin to roll the foam noodle into a circle taping as you roll. In my video you will see I used glue, but that was unnecessary. The tape will work just fine for this.
Step 2: Secure the garden stake to the back of the foam circle using more tape. Make sure to use plenty so it stays in place good.
Step 3: Now it is time for the spray foam. You will want to wear gloves while using this. If not, it will leave your hands VERY sticky, and it doesn’t come off with soap and water. Begin to spray the foam all around the foam noodle and the sides. I just went in a circular motion. You can a better idea of how I did this by watching my video tutorial HERE on YouTube. Once you spray the foam let your project sit for about an hour or until the foam has expanded and is dry to the touch.
Step 4: Flip your foam pumpkin over and spray the back and any part of the side that you may have missed. Allow to dry for 1-2 hours or until foam has expanded and is dry to the touch.
Step 5: Once the foam is completely dry you can now spray paint your pumpkin. Make sure to tape the stake so you don’t accidently spray that. The spray paint I am using for this project came from Walmart.
Step 6: Once the paint is dry, you can add your pumpkin stem. I took a pair of Fiskars scissors and cut the center part out down into the black foam noodle. I then put some hot glue on my stick and stuck it down in the hole I just created.
Step 7: Add some Spanish moss around the stem to hide any bad spots from cutting into the pumpkin.
Step 8: Time to add some tendrils. To do this grab some wire and wrap it around something round to make it look curly. Next, take the ends of the wire and just stuff them into the pumpkin where you want them. I added a little glue for some extra stability.
Step 9: You can dress this pumpkin up as little or as much as you’d like. You all know I like simple so I just added some raffia to the stem.
If you decide to make this DIY I’d love to hear from ya! You can drop a comment below or message me on any of my social media pages. Hope you have a blessed weekend and as always remember to keep it simple. Catch ya next week my friends! Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, youtube