Tik Tok Made Me Do It :: Designer Dupe Pumpkins

I am going to have to start a series of these posts titled “Tik Tok Made Me Do It” because I now have a list of DIY’s and recipes I can’t wait to try all because of my For You page.

Tik Tok Made Me Do It :: Designer Dupe Pumpkins

Maybe a bunch of you have seen these designer dupe pumpkins, or maybe not, but boy do I love how they turned out! I know Halloween has passed, but now is the time to stock up on clearance-priced plastic jack-o-lanterns or faux pumpkins and try this out for yourself. The pumpkins would be adorable to use in your Thanksgiving tablescape.

You’ll need the following:

  • Plastic pumpkins of your choosing
  • Paint. I chose Valspar SeasonFlex in the color COPPER HIDE
  • Baking Soda
  • Model Magic molding material
  • Paint Brushes
  • Flour


  1. I really like how the designer pumpkins have these cute long stems and each one of them is a little different than the next. I picked up some air dry modeling clay and formed a different stem to the one that was on the pumpkin itself.

I let the clay dry for a few hours and came back to them to start the first coat of paint.

2. I would recommend painting your pumpkins first with just one quick coat of paint. You’ll then mix the paint with baking soda (This gives the paint the look of ceramic) until you get the consistency of brownie batter. Without needing to allow that first layer to dry, start painting your pumpkins with the new paint/soda mixture. I did about 3 coats on mine.

3. Allow your pumpkins to completely dry. You’ll then take a little bit of baking flour and rub it all over your pumpkin. I found it easiest to use my hand to just rub it all over. This gives them the white-wash finished look.

4. If you are placing these pumpkins outside, be sure to spray them with a matte finishing coat. This will ensure the flour look doesn’t vanish in the rain.

I really love how these turned out and can’t wait to use them for years to come. Now, what Tik Tok craft do I need to try next?? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy DIY’ing!

Charlee Conner
Charlee moved to Baton Rouge from the mountains of Park City, Utah just 5 years ago. She has been married to her husband Jeff for 11 years and is a stay at home mom to their little boy Rockwell, age 6. Between carpool, sports, trips to the park; you can find her trying to get in a good workout, shopping at Trader Joe’s, or helping out in the community as a member of the Junior League of Baton Rouge. Charlee is a lover of beauty & fashion, travel, hosting guests, cooking, and having a good laugh with friends. After struggling to conceive and rounds of IVF, she continues to contribute to the awareness of infertility. Her family loves catching movies together, grabbing dinner at local spots, or packing up and heading on a getaway any chance they get.


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