I’ve been collecting these vintage jello molds along with little tart tins for years! I make Christmas ornaments every year with some of them but I’ve never figured out exactly what to do with this shape jello mold. I’ve seen little dolls made out of them but that’s not exactly my style. Then I saw (on Pinterest, of course) jello mold pumpkins! Carlene over at Organized Clutter spray painted hers and turned them into the CUTEST little junk pumpkins EVER! So I decided to try it.
Jello Mold Pumpkins
So I pulled out 7 molds, wire, and screws, went to OSH to buy orange and green paint, then came home and started painting.
Rust-oleum is some of my favorite spray paint. Just make sure when you’re buying orange that you don’t get the fluorescent “Cal-Trans” color (as the Music Man calls it). I used “Real Orange” and “Hunter Green”.
I’ve learned a few things from my spray painting experiences… let me share them with you.
1. Spread newspaper out A LOT further than you think you need to. Spray paint travels and you’ll find a light dusting over things several feet away. Like iPhones, tables, chairs, walls, etc, etc. (Don’t ask me how I know.)
2. Spray several very light coats instead of one heavy coat.
3. On pieces more detailed than these I start with them upside down for the first coat. It’s easier not to miss anything that way.
I sprayed the screws green, let them dry, rolled them over, and sprayed again. I did this several times until they were completely covered.
To get the screws started in the top of the pumpkin I first tapped a tiny nail through. The screw went through and stayed tight.
I twisted some wire around my pen, stretched it out a little, spray painted it green, then twisted it onto the wire.
‘Til the next project,
Ann @ Duct Tape and Denim