I LOVE FALL! Decorating with pumpkins is one of my favorite things to do during the fall season. Pumpkin decor can be put up late September and kept up through Thanksgiving. There are so many varieties of pumpkins and in recent trends, white and light green pumpkins have soured in popularity. Because of this, I decided to create some DIY Pumpkins decor.
What you’ll need:
- wooden (can either make it yourself or purchase it at Target or Michaels)
- Ceramic Pumpkin (Target dollar section)
- Black marker
- Brown acrylic paint
- Orange acrylic paint
- Tiffany blue Spray paint (or any color you want)
- Small or medium paint brush
- Napkin or rag to place underneath the pumpkin
How to build
- Start by laying out the rag or napkin on top of a flat surface. This will protect the surface that you’re using and will limit the amount of mess that you may or may not make.
- Place a small piece of tape at the edge of where the stem and body of the pumpkin meet. That way, you’ll have clean lines and the colors won’t mix. With the ceramic pumpkin, you can wrap the stem in tape as well as the base (of where the stem and body meet).
- Apply a small amount of the orange acrylic pain onto the wooden pumpkin. Start off with a thin layer first. You can add more layers after the first has dried. Same applies to the ceramic pumpkin. Apply a thin layer of the spray paint.
- Let both pumpkins dry. The wooden pumpkin took about 20-30 minutes to dry. Pro tip: place the wooden pumpkin near a window in order to have it dry faster.
- Next, take off the tape and place it at the nape of the stem. Apply a small amount of the brown paint.
- While the pumpkins are drying, think about what you want to write on them. You can use Pinterest if you are stuck.
- After both pumpkins are done drying, grab a pencil or stencil and start outlining your phrase onto the pumpkin. Once you’re done outlining, grab a small paint brush or marker and start tracing the phrase.
- Let the phrase dry before applying mod podge.
Foot print pumpkin sign:
- Follow steps 1-5 from above.
- Next, grab your baby’s foot or hand and place them directly onto the pumpkin.
- Let the pumpkin dry before apply the Mod Podge.
This wooden pumpkin adds the perfect touch to my fire place mantle. I am usually not one to decorate, but I do like pretty pumpkins this time of the year.
Thankfully I had most of the materials already sitting in my garage, so this didn’t cost me much. And remember, if you don’t want to go to the hassle of making your own wood pallet, you can buy one from any craft store. I was in Hobby Lobby the other day and they have a ton of great options. Let me know what you think, I’d love to hear your thoughts! And as always thank for stopping by the blog, I am sooooooo grateful to have you here!