We presented another edition of "Fast DIY" this week on Workshop Wednesday. After two years out in the Florida weather, our concrete pumpkins were in need of a little refreshing. We decided to take them from 'happy' to creepy with a concrete makeover! Take a look at the little Quikrete makeover we did!
We protected our work surface with a puppy pad covered with press 'n seal wrap. This wrap is slightly sticky on one side so it holds well on the puppy pad surface. The concrete will not stick to the plastic surface. Mix the Quikrete with water until it forms a brownie batter like consistency. Work outdoors and wear gloves, mask, and goggles for protection from concrete dust.
This next step is best completed with a buddy. Mix up another batch of concrete, but make it a bit runnier. It will need to be able to move through a funnel. Hold the funnel at the top of the pumpkin. The other person pours the concrete into the funnel. Allow the concrete to drip down all around the pumpkin.
* About the Teal Pumpkin Project Putting a teal pumpkin on your doorstep means you have non-food treats available, such as glow sticks or small toys. This simple act promotes inclusion for trick-or-treaters with food allergies or other conditions. (from FoodAllergy.com)