How to Make Metallic Copper-Leaf Pumpkins

These pumpkins are small and lumpy like gourds, which makes them perfect for autumnal arrangements that look stylish well past Halloween.

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What You'll Need


  • Pumpkins
  • Metalworking sheets and awls
  • Gold paint


  1. copper pumpkin how-to

    Place tape around base of pumpkin stems and paint stems with gold acrylic paint.

  2. Cut a leaf shape (with a long stem) out of a metal sheet; turn face-down. With small and large tips from an awl kit, press vein patterns and larger ridges into foil.

  3. Wrap stem of each leaf around a pumpkin stem, twisting ends into a spiral. Arrange pumpkins on a tray with lit votives.

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