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Glow in the Dark Garden Topiary

Crafting Time:
  • 3-5 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Advanced
Project Courtesy of: Krylon
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Large black plastic pot for base
  • Funkins® pumpkins – 1 small, 1 medium, 1 large
  • Foam for base inside pot
  • Black fabric for pot base
  • Plastic spiders
  • Plastic spider webs
  • Plastic tree branches
  • Small artificial pumpkin
  • Plastic owl
  • Handheld 6" blacklights (2)
  • Conduit Strapsn(2)
  • 2" nuts (3)
  • Bolts (5)
  • Krylon® Paints & Finishes:
  • ColorMaster™ Paint+Primer in Citrus Green Gloss, Pumpkin Orange Gloss, Black Gloss, Purple Gloss
  • ColorMaster™ Primer in White
  • Glitter Blast™ in Orange Burst, Starry Night, Citrus Dream, Grape Glitz, Silver Flash
  • Glowz® in Blue, White, Green, Pink, Orange
  • Chalky Finish™ in Slate
  • Easy-Tack™ Repositionable Adhesive
  • Printer paper for masking
  • Hot glue gun & glue sticks
  • Carving knife
  • Drill

DIRECTIONS:

    Pot Base:
  1. Mask off pot, leaving the rim is exposed. Spray rim with several light coats of Starry Night Glitter Blast. Allow to dry between coats. Remove masking.
  2. Mask off pot and rim, leaving the center exposed. Paint center of pot with several light coats of Pumpkin Orange. Allow to dry between coats. Spray Orange Burst Glitter Blast around the top of the center band, progressively fading out the Glitter Blast moving down the top. Allow to dry. Remove masking.
  3. Fill the pot with a large piece of foam. Make sure the foam fits snug in the pot. The top of the foam should be an inch or two below the top of the pot. Cover the foam with black fabric. Drape the fabric around the inside edge of the pot to make a ‘nest’ for the pumpkins to sit on.
    Pumpkins:
  1. Carve an opening in the middle and large pumpkins for viewing inside.
  2. Spray the insides of the two carved pumpkins with Primer. Let dry.
  3. Spray the insides of the two carved pumpkins with light coats of Silver Flash Glitter Blast. Let dry between coats.
  4. Paint the top of the small pumpkin with Citrus Green, having it fade into the bottom color of Black. Use light coats of both colors and let dry between coats.
  5. Paint over the Citrus Green and Black with Citrus Dream Glitter Blast and Starry Night Glitter Blast, fading one color into the other. Use light coats and let dry between coats.
  6. Mask off the carved openings and paint the middle and large pumpkins with light coats of Chalky Finish in Slate. Let dry between coats.
  7. Make dots on the middle and large pumpkins using black, green and purple. To make dots: make large and small circle masks using printer paper and Easy-Tack Repositionable Adhesive. Use the paint color first and then the coordinating Glitter Blast color. For example, use the Purple first, followed by the Grape Glitz Glitter Blast. Apply light coats and let dry in between.
    Inside Decorations:
  1. Paint the owl with Blue Glowz. Use light coats and let dry in between coats.
  2. Paint the pumpkin with Orange Glowz. Use light coats and let dry in between coats.
  3. Paint the branches with Green Glowz. Use light coats and let dry in between coats.
  4. Paint the spiders with Pink Glowz. Use light coats and let dry in between coats.
  5. Paint the spider webs with White Glowz. Use light coats and let dry in between coats.
    Assembling:
  1. Drill one hole in the top of the middle pumpkin, behind the stem. Insert nut and add a bolt. Tighten it to hold in place.
  2. Place a black light in the conduit strip and slide the conduit strip up onto the nut. Add another bolt and tighten it to secure the light in place at the top of the pumpkin.
  3. Drill a hole in the bottom of the middle pumpkin and the top of the large pumpkin, making sure the holes align so a nut can be inserted through both pumpkins to hold them together. Place this hole in front of the stem.
  4. Drill another hole in the bottom of the middle pumpkin and the top of the large pumpkin, making sure the holes align so a nut can be inserted through both pumpkins to hold them together. Place this hole in back of the stem.
  5. Insert bolts and nuts in both holes to secure pumpkins together.
  6. On the back bolt, repeat the process from step 2 to add the black light.
  7. Hot glue the top pumpkin to the middle pumpkin.
  8. Add decorations to the insides of the pumpkins. The middle pumpkin has spider webs and spiders. The bottom pumpkin has the branches, which can be inserted into the bottom of the foam pumpkin, and the owl and little pumpkin.
  9. Set the pumpkins onto the pot base.
  10. Turn on the black lights and enjoy.
    Designer Tips:
  • For painting dots on pumpkins: use a sheet of foam core board with a small square cut out of center to help with masking and preventing overspray.
  • Use a cutting machine to create precise circles.

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