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DIY: Painted Pumpkins

DIY: Painted Pumpkins

Turn regular pumpkins into something special with this easy DIY!

Pumpkins have made their way into grocery store aisles which means now is the time to start thinking about Fall and Halloween decorating. I love doing a simple Autumn themed mantle that can last from now through November. Pumpkins and gourds come in all shapes and sizes but only a couple colors. I love the idea of using a little spray paint to add some color and shimmer to your decorated mantle. Here are some tips and the steps to make your own!

DIY: Painted Pumpkins

Supplies:

Assortment of pumpkins/gourds
Shiny gold spray paint
White spray paint
Cardboard box to spray on
Straw
Artificial fall leaves

Place the pumpkins you wish to spray paint on the cardboard box.

DIY: Painted Pumpkins

Start with one color. You’ll want to be sure to stand at least a couple feet away to get an even coat onto the pumpkin.

DIY: Painted Pumpkins

You also might want to wait about an hour for it to dry to the touch and then spray paint the bottom of the pumpkins/gourds.

DIY: Painted Pumpkins

Pick up some artificial leaves and straw from your local craft or grocery store and arrange it on the bottom of your mantle.

DIY: Painted Pumpkins

Arrange pumpkins, grouping them in groups of two or three on top of the leaves and straw.

DIY: Painted Pumpkins

Try to mix the natural pumpkin shades with the painted shades.

DIY: Painted Pumpkins

Adding some height to your display gives a nice final touch. I found this wooden pedestal at a local thrift store and painted it gold as well.

DIY: Painted Pumpkins

What a festive mantle now, all ready for fall!