Updating Inexpensive Pumpkins to Beautiful Home Decor

September 12, 2018

 

We've all been out shopping and come across the large variety of inexpensive pumpkins in various shades of oranges and whites and other various colors.  Too often we buy these pumpkins in hopes of decorating our homes for Fall because we're just so ready for summer to be behind us.  The problem I run into is that the pumpkins never look pretty enough or the colors just don't match what I have going on in my home.  Have you ever thought about painting your pumpkins to create a beautiful look that will fool others into thinking you spent way more than you did?  And guess what?  The colors you choose will blend in perfectly with your home decor.  

 

 The supplies I used for this project were 1 Pumpkin, Persian Blue Milk Paint, Van Dyke Brown Glaze, HP Top Coat, Paint Stirrer, Paint Brushes, Gloves, and Cloth for wiping off Glaze.

 

I painted the pumpkin Persian Blue ... two coats.  After that dried, I then sealed the pumpkin with a High Performance Top Coat.  Once that dried, I then used the small paint brush and added Van Dyke Brown Glaze to all the creases, as well as the stem.  Wearing gloves and using the cloth, I wiped away the amount of Glaze I wanted to give the pumpkin the pretty detailed accents.  It also creates an aged effect which I really like.  

 

One final step was to tie some raffia around the stem.  You could also use ribbon in various colors and that would look amazing too.  I just love how this plain white pumpkin went from ho hum to Wow!  It's such an easy project.  I hope you'll try it yourself!!  

 

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