One of my favorite times of the year is Fall. There’s just something about the colors, the crisp air, the warmth from a bowl of soup and chunky sweaters. I also love to decorate my home for the season. With some inexpensive items such as mums, pumpkins and leaves, you can have a home that is beautiful and season ready.
One of this season’s trends is painted pumpkins. I’ve seen them at craft fairs and stores and I just love them. But, I don’t love the prices. So, I decided to paint my own! Yes, these simple DIY Painted Pumpkins can be yours for close to nothing. Well, besides your pumpkins and paint cost. And if you’re like me and have some paint on hand, you can do it for only the cost of your pumpkins.
I mentioned before that I love Annie Sloan Chalk paint. No. I’m not an ambassador for Annie Sloan (though that would be amazing!) I just love her paints. You can paint practically anything with ease and without prep. Easy = a project I am all for! So, for these painted pumpkin, I picked a few of my favorite colors and got to work.
I used Old White, Provence, and Paris Gray for my pumpkins. The colors coordinate with my kitchen. And since I knew I wanted these pumpkins as a centerpiece, it was a perfect choice. I used a cheap foam brush that you can get at any craft store and I just painted the chalk paint right on my pumpkins. I let it dry for about 20 minutes and applied a 2nd coat for a little more coverage. Perfect!
I know it’s hard to believe – but that’s it! Just paint on, let dry and display.
Use your pumpkins in a table centerpiece with flowers for a beautiful display. I have a tray in the middle of my table that I change out often for whatever strikes my mood. Or place them around the house for little pops of color and Fall fun. Wherever you decide to place them, they are sure to be a hit.