Wire Punkin' Tutorial
- spray paint
- galvanized wire
- a large circular object to wrap the wire around
- a small circular object like a pencil to wrap the wire around
- needle nose pliers/wire cutter
Start off by cutting a piece of the wire that you will use later. Cut enough wire to wrap around the inside of the pumpkin.
Use a large circular object (or small if you want to make a smaller pumpkin) and wrap the wire around the object until you have all of the wire you want wrapped. (note: mine in the picture is not wrapped tight, wrap yours as tight as you can)
Next, gather all of the wire in your hand like so. Don't worry about them being perfectly spaced apart etc. You will do this later.
This is the part where you can choose to evenly space the wire and perfect it etc if you would like. (note: i do not have mine perfect as it is just to show you how to hold it etc. )
Remember to leave one of the ends out long like this so that it comes out in the middle. This will be your stem.
Next, take the small piece of wire that you cut earlier and wrap it around the inside part of your pumpkin shape where you were holding it together. This will keep the wire from unwinding and falling apart.
Note: I forgot to take a picture of this next part and its optional, but if the other end (not the stem end) is sticking out awkwardly, you can just wind it around the wire next to it, so its not sticking out.
For the stem part of the pumpkin, take a smaller object like a pencil and wrap the wire around this. You can then bend the wire on the pumpkin or stem how you like it. The nice thing about it being metal wire is that you can mess with it and reshape it and it will stay. Get it how you like it because the next step will make it so you won't be able to shape it later.
Next, get your spray paint (note: I got a brown spray paint with some shimmery orange colored flakes in it, but any color would work like orange, black or white.) and spray your pumpkin. You will probably have to spray it once, let it dry turn it upside down and spray it again, let it dry and see if there are any spots you missed, and if so, spray it once again.
.....and wahlah, you have your adorable festive wire pumpkin :) Enjoy!