Thursday, October 18, 2012

Easy Fall Decorating: Fancy Pumpkin

Guest blogger Samantha has a handy and inexpensive crafting supply to share with you today. What a modern twist on the ubiquitous pumpkin!

Some of you may already know this, but I'm about to let you into a little decorating secret.  You know what the most valuable you will ever have in your DIY arsenal is? Spray paint. Spray pain helped transform this room and this room, and now it's even helping me throw together some decorations for fall!  I snagged this adorable "spooky pumpkin" from my local produce market and turned it into a rustic yet modern centerpiece for the season!

Here's what you'll need:
pumpkin/ spray paint of your choosing/ painters tape

1. Wipe down your pumpkin with a damp cloth or paper towel.  Then begin taping your design onto your pumpkin.  Think about what kind of design you want to make and how much paint vs. how much pumpkin you want showing.  Make sure you secure all of the paint edges so that no paint gets underneath.

2. Start spraying!  Try to keep the paint can as far away from the pumpkin as you can, so that the spray covers the surface lightly, not coating too thick with drips.

3.  Let dry for an hour or two and then carefully peel off the tape.  Some of the edges of the paint may be loose, so press down on them with your fingers.  Then, put on display!

I love the way this shiny, modern pumpkin looks next to the little pumpkins and the berries!  There are so many ways to decorate your produce for fall; paint polka dots, stripes, or faces!  Let me know what you come up with!

Happy weekend (I know it's only Thursday, but I like to get a jump on my weekends!)

PS Don't forget about Jillily's "Blook Tour" with prizes. Saturday is my turn to act as "hostess" for the tour, so stop by here for a chance to win a copy of Jill's newest book!

1 comment:

  1. That is such a great idea! And I love how it turned out <3



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