DIY Pastel painted pumpkins


Pimp your pumpkins to match your decor


I love decorating the house for Halloween. I am not a fan of the scary decor so I prefer to style my pumpkins to be more Autumnal and match my existing decor. You can get really creative and paint some pumpkins that match your style. I picked up some craft polystyrene pumpkins for today's DIY. I love to make some Autumnal displays in the home and I generally leave them on display until the end of November before decorating the home for Christmas. The great thing about the faux pumpkins is you can store them and reuse them next year. I don't like the thoughts of painting the real ones and they end up rotting after a few weeks. Il pop some links below for you to get some polystyrene pumpkins. I have also got a Youtube video for this DIY which I will like here and I will leave the video at the end of this post. 


Choosing your paint 


I used some chalk paint that I had lying around in my crafting kit to paint my pumpkins. As chalk paint sticks to most surfaces, I decided to use it on the polystyrene. I recommend getting some small tester pots as there is plenty of paint in these pots for your project. You can get really creative and pick colours that compliment each other. I went for different shades of green and cream as these are the colours in my home. You could also spray paint your pumpkins. You might have seen my leaf trinket dish DIY from last week, I used some bright copper spray paint on them and that spray paint would also be fab for this project. If you want you can add some wax or varnish to seal the chalk paint on your pumpkins. I wanted mine to have a slight sheen so I sealed them with some clear satin varnish.  






Adding some glitter


I wanted my pumpkins to have a little bit of sparkle. With the dark Winter nights fast approaching I wanted to add a little twinkle to my home. These look fab at night and if you have candles burning near them the glitter picks up the light and adds a little twinkle. You can use some PVA glue or Mod Podge to add some glitter to your pumpkins. Simply add the glue and sprinkle the glitter on. Let it dry and then add a coat of glue on top of the glitter. If you find the glitter flakes you can spray them with a little hairspray and that will help them to stay in place. 






Styling them in your home 


I decided to add some to my living room and freshened up my fireplace with a little Autumn display. You could style these on your porch but just bear in mind that they would need to be protected from the rain and weather to avoid them getting ruined. So, make sure to use a varnish on them to protect from water if you plan on having them outside. As I was making these I was thinking that these would be cool for a wedding table setting. So, any Autumn brides I think these could be a fun make to dress your table. If you are hosting any dinner parties this Autumn you could get creative and use these for your table setting. Let me know how you plan on styling yours in your home. 




I hope you guys have an amazing Halloween! Please do share your crafty makes with me and tag me over on my Instagram. Don't forget to subscribe to my Youtube channel and check out my video below.



Thanks for reading,
Chat soon,
Catherine.


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2 comments

  1. Ooh these are really pretty. And I love Blondie's sassy face! :D

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