Who knew concrete could be so charming, right?! We made these DIY concrete pumpkins from silicone molds and a really cool, crafty concrete mixture! I think they’re adorable and have such a modern vibe to them too. They’re also super versatile and would look gorgeous on a table setting for Thanksgiving or add them to a spooky Halloween party. Perfect to set on a mantle for some charming fall decor too! After the season is over, pack them up and use them again next year!
We used ShapeCrete, which worked wonderfully and was incredibly easy! It’s a really fun product to play around with and the projects you can do are endless! A few years ago we actually bought different products to create our own ShapeCrete type of mixture, which was way more work! So this was really great to test out and WAY easier.
For these concrete pumpkins I bought two molds pumpkin votive 3.7 oz. silicone mold and the 5.5 oz. pumpkin candle mold. I bought three of the 5.5 ounce molds so I could make three pumpkins at a time.
Follow the directions on the back of ShapeCrete to create a plaster consistency. It’s a 3-to-1 ratio ShapeCrete and water. Just make sure it’s not too watery, otherwise it doesn’t set well.
Wearing gloves, mix really well in a bucket, then just pour into your molds. Let it sit for 1 to 2 days and then gently pull them from your mold.
You can paint and decorate the pumpkins as you please. Personally, I liked leaving them just as is! Enjoy!