Saturday, October 8, 2016

Neutral Painted Pumpkins

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Lately I have been inspired by all of the neutral fall decor looks I am seeing online and in magazines. I especially love the white and chalky teal pumpkins, so I decided I would put some of my Deco Art paint from Haven Conference to good use and update a few of my mini pumpkins.

Paint your pumpkins with chalk paint for a neutral look

I picked up a pack of 6 fake pumpkins with pine cones at Big Lots for $8 and selected a couple of the neutral Art Deco colors from my paint stash.

Paint your pumpkins with chalk paint for a neutral look

Holding the stem, I used a small brush to paint the mini pumpkins.  I initially thought one coat would be enough, but once the paint dried, I could still see some of the color showing through, so I painted another coat.


The colors I used were:

Deco Art Frosted Glass
Deco Art Picket Fence

Paint your pumpkins with chalk paint for a neutral look

Once dry, I arranged them in a shallow basket on my buffet, but they will probably end up on my fall mantle!

Paint your pumpkins with chalk paint for a neutral look

This project was so easy that I want to paint all my pumpkins now!  Do you prefer the neutral pumpkins or the orange ones?

14 comments:

  1. This is such a lovely DIY October tutorial, Mary! Absolutely loved it! Hubby and I can't wait to carve pumpkins & now I might also have a few little ones painted for decor purposes :) Thank you for sharing, lovely. Hope you're doing great!! <3
    xox Nadia
    www.mielandmint.com

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    1. Thank you Nadia! I love all kinds of pumpkins and this was such an easy way to make them a little more unique!

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  2. Turned out really cute. I like these colors better than the traditional orange/fall colors!

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    1. Thank you Cathy! I do too after seeing all the neutral fall decor this year.

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  3. I do love all of the traditional fall colors, especially on the leaves but there is something so pretty about those blue pumpkins! So cute!

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    1. Thank you Crystal, I love that shade of blue and wish I could paint everything that color!

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  4. So cute!! LOVE fall decor. I need to be more crafty like this. :p

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    1. Thank you Rebekah! It is so easy, you should try it!

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  5. What a great idea. I keep seeing fake pumpkins at the dollar store, but never buy them because they look pretty cheap. This would be a great makeover for them!

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    1. Ali, this is the perfect project for jazzing up some cheap pumpkins and you could even paint the stem as well with a little metallic paint!

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    1. Thank you Jill, the blue is my favorite too!

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  7. These are so cute and so easy! I love this idea! What a great way to personalize your decor to your home colors!

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    1. Thank you Laura! You could easily paint them any color!

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