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Pumpkin Planter with Painted Finish

By: Suzanne Cook
Suzanne Cook
Suzanne Cook

Suzanne Cook’s artistic journey started at the young age of six when she won her school’s art competition.  And, the rest is history.  Her love and passion for art made her design career a foregone conclusion and she has never looked back. Suzanne refined her talent at the University of Georgia where she received a B.F.A. in Graphic Design in 1987. 

From her work to her hobbies and her day-to-day life, everything that is Suzanne is art… Her house is filled with an extensive folk art collection as well as art by herself, her husband and daughter, who both are professional artist.

Suzanne is has a reputation for creating art with a positive, whimsical spin that is always colorful and inspiring. Her dreams really did come true when she was able to become one of Plaid’s Design Inspiration Designers!

A Georgia native, Suzanne lives in Suwanee with her husband

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Supplies

Plaid ® 2 in 1 Craft Tool
Item #30725
Plaid's 2 in 1 Craft Tool is the best for two crafting techniques. Use the 2 specially designed tips for cutting your own custom stencils and the 4 unique tips for burning designs into wood. The Craft Tool comes with an on/off switch, tool stand and a plastic case to hold all 6 tips for easy storage.

$17.49

FolkArt ® Painted Finishes - Brush Set, 3 pc.
Item #5080
Get the most out of your FolkArt Painted Finishes projects with this three-piece brush set. Ideal for thick or textured paint, these flag-tipped brushes have natural bristles designed for maximum hold and smooth application. Whether you’re creating a concrete look on a terra cotta pot or adding decorative moss to a lawn ornament, these brushes give you high quality results. Excellent for a wide variety of home decor and painted finishes projects, these 1 inch brushes are reusable and clean up easily with soap and water.

$4.99

FolkArt ® Painted Finishes - Light Concrete, 4 oz.
Item #5100
Light Concrete is a light grey tone that adds dimension in FolkArt’s Carded Concrete Painted Finishes Kit. Pair with Dark Concrete to create an authentic concrete look. Transform the look of your projects using these creative finish options. Add rustic, but contemporary, flair to your indoor or outdoor decor pieces with these easy to use, non-toxic paint finishes. Since they can be used on a variety of surfaces, including wood, metal, terra cotta, or plastic, the finish options are almost endless.

$7.99

FolkArt ® Painted Finishes - Dark Concrete, 4 oz.
Item #5101
Dark Concrete is a dark grey tone that adds depth in FolkArt’s Carded Concrete Painted Finishes Kit. Pair with Light Concrete to create an authentic concrete look. Transform the look of your projects using these creative finish options. Add rustic, but contemporary, flair to your indoor or outdoor decor pieces with these easy to use, non-toxic paint finishes. Since they can be used on a variety of surfaces, including wood, metal, terra cotta, or plastic, the finish options are almost endless.

$7.99

FolkArt ® Painted Finishes - Rust Red, 4 oz.
Item #5102
Rust Red is an intense brick red tone that adds dimension in FolkArt’s Carded Rust Finishes Kit. Pair with Rust Brown to create an authentic rust look. Transform the look of your projects using these creative finish options. Add rustic, but contemporary, flair to your indoor or outdoor decor pieces with these easy to use, non-toxic paint finishes. Since they can be used on a variety of surfaces, including wood, metal, terra cotta, or plastic, the finish options are almost endless.

$7.99

FolkArt ® Painted Finishes - Rust Brown, 4 oz.
Item #5103
Rust Brown is a deep, reddish tone that adds depth in FolkArt’s Carded Rust Finishes Kit. Pair with Red Rust to create an authentic rust look. Transform the look of your projects using these creative finish options. Add rustic, but contemporary, flair to your indoor or outdoor decor pieces with these easy to use, non-toxic paint finishes. Since they can be used on a variety of surfaces, including wood, metal, terra cotta, or plastic, the finish options are almost endless.

$7.99

FolkArt ® Painted Finishes - Light Moss, 4 oz.
Item #5104
Light Moss is a light green tone that adds variety in FolkArt’s Carded Moss Finishes Kit. Pair with Dark Moss to create an authentic moss look. Transform the look of your projects using these creative finish options. Add rustic, but contemporary, flair to your indoor or outdoor decor pieces with these easy to use, non-toxic paint finishes. Since they can be used on a variety of surfaces, including wood, metal, terra cotta, or plastic, the finish options are almost endless

$7.99

FolkArt ® Painted Finishes - Dark Moss, 4 oz.
Item #5105
Dark Moss is a dark green tone that adds depth in FolkArt’s Carded Moss Finishes Kit. Pair with Light Moss to create an authentic moss look. Transform the look of your projects using these creative finish options. Add rustic, but contemporary, flair to your indoor or outdoor decor pieces with these easy to use, non-toxic paint finishes. Since they can be used on a variety of surfaces, including wood, metal, terra cotta, or plastic, the finish options are almost endless.

$7.99

Other Supplies
Large craftable pumpkin
Metal urn
Mums
Spray bottle
Paper plate
Water basin

Instructions

  1. Cut the top from the pumpkin and a 1” drainage hole from the bottom using your wood burner with blade attachment.
  2. Coat the pumpkin in Light Concrete in a dabbing motion. Blend the Dark Concrete along the ridges with a dabbing motion before the Light Concrete dries. Let dry.
  3. Add Light Moss along the top edge with in an organic feel using a dabbing motion. Apply the Dark Moss over the Light Moss to create shadows and depth. Let dry.
  4. Rust the metal urn by dabbing with the Brown Rust. Add Red Rust along edges and in random areas using the dabbing motion.
  5. Lightly spray water on the urn and let drip off. Let dry.
  6. Add mums to pumpkin, set pumpkin inside urn and water.
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