Today we are DIY’ing fall pumpkins for our decor. I love to add pops of unexpected color to my decor, however sometimes it is not easy to find exactly what you want. Much of what you see in stores are traditional holiday colors and neutrals……….so instead I had some fun crafting my own!
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I started to imagine all the pretty colors of fall as the weather begins to cool and the leaves begin to change. Also mixed with the vibrant leaf colors, I was imagining the blues and greens of the pine and blue spruce trees. If you are in Michigan and ever traveled north during peak fall color times, you can imagine what I’m talking about. Driving through the hilly areas, all you can see are the tops of the colorful trees for miles and miles. Gorgeous!
I happened to have some paper mache and cement pumpkins left over from last year, but you can find paper mache ones here at Hobby Lobby. I lined my pumpkins up, pulled out all of the colors I was imagining and started painting! If you know me, you know I’m not a neutral girl. I LOVE color! For the cement pumpkins, I used metallic paints from our Paint Couture line including copper, brilliant white, dazzling aluminum and gunmetal.
I painted several paper mache pumpkins with Paint Couture Spanish Sunrise, Vintage Moss, Angel Eyes, and Angelic then added a coat of brilliant white to give them a pretty shimmer look. This product is a must have for your paint stash, especially when crafting and painting for the holidays! It adds a pretty shimmer and makes any color look like metallic paint.
I also used some colors from our chalk and mineral line, DIY Paint. For the blue I used Bohemian Blue and then dry brushed with Vintage Linen and finished with clear wax. I also used Kissing Booth and black wax on another.
Love them all! So many options and so much fun. I’ll use texture mediums and add burlap leaves on my next batch. In the meantime, head over to Paint Couture’s Facebook for some videos on their textured fall pumpkins. They are really cool!
Please share our DIY fall pumpkins on Pinterest and see more of our projects at our Salvaged Decor board.
Happy Painting & Crafting!
~ Mary & Breanna