When you are wanting to jump on the colorful pumpkin kick and all you have or can find is the traditional orange, what do you do? Paint them of course!
Hi Friends! Painting pumpkins is a great way to update and revamp your current Fall decor, That is what I did for this season. I love seasonal decorating but it can become expensive very quickly. I usually hunt for clearance and sales item and I try to limit myself to just a few items a year. Most of my fall decor ranges from 1 year to 20 years old. My pumpkins are about 8 years old and I have arranged them several ways over the years but I was ready shake things up a bit. I love, love, love the muted blue tones I have been seeing over the last couple of years when it comes to Fall decor.
Painting Pumpkins is super easy with the right paints, I tried a few different types and here are my results.
First up: Acrylic craft paint
While I love acrylic craft paint for many projects – the white acrylic paint too many coats and a long time to dry. Even after several coats, the pumpkins still have a little orange peeking through. I think they look good but if you are wanting opaque coverage, be prepared to paint several coats.
These little guys were my addition to last year’s seasonal decor. I did use acrylic craft paint on these and added a glossy non-yellowing finish. I love how they look with my wedding china.
Second up: Chalk paint
I had a jar of grey chalk paint that I had purchased for another project but I haven’t gotten around to it. When I do- I will share- it’s going to be fun! Anyway back to pumpkins. The chalk paint did a wonderful job coating the pumpkin and I only had a couple of areas that needed a second coat. The chalk finish lends an almost velvet look to me and I dig it. Since my paint was darker – that may be the reason it covered so well. I will try a lighter chalk paint at some point at test it.
Third up: Fusion Paint
I was digging through my
hoard collection of paints and found this great little product. The paint glides on and has excellent coverage. Out of the three paints, this one was my favorite,
I decided to glam up my pumpkins by using liquid Gold leaf and a small square tip brush. I painted the stems after I painted the main part of the pumpkin. Maybe next year I will try spray chalk paint and add a few designs to my pretty pumpkins.
This little guy lost its stem a while back but I just didn’t have the heart to throw it out, I mean, have you priced fake pumpkins lately?!? So I took scrap ribbon and made a poofy little bow and tucked the wire in. No need to permanently attach unless you really want to. I get bored and like to switch out ribbon. Wait to you see the ribbon I am using this year for Christmas! I am so in love with it – I think it will be a great addition to the others ribbon prints I will be revamping for this year.
Till Later, Happy Fall decorating!
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