You guys, I’m so excited because it’s almost FALL!!! I love Fall so much!! Especially here in Arizona, because that means cooler temperatures are coming our way!!!
With fall creeping up on us, I’ve been seeing a lot of fall decor start to pop up on all my feeds. One thing I’ve really been loving is all of the different colored pumpkins I’ve been seeing!
That’s why I decided to take this project on myself, and of course, I wanted to do it the cheapest way possible, which means not buying them in the cute colors, but to do it myself instead! And guess what!? It was so easy and fun, and don’t you feel so much more accomplished when you do it yourself!? Like, yeah, I just made those super cute pumpkins right there, kind of feeling!
Now let’s get this project done so you can have your new, super cute pumpkins up for as long as possible! Oh yeah!!!!!! I’m kinda obsessed with mine, and am definitely on the hunt for more cheap pumpkins that need makeovers!
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First, here’s what you’ll need:
- The cheapest, plastic pumpkins you can find in any shape or size. I’ve heard you can find them at The Dollar Store or Walmart for cheap… Don’t worry, I’ve got your back when it comes to saving you money! I got mine from Hobby Lobby. Although, I had one more, but got over excited and painted it without taking any pictures for you guys! Blogger fail! I did find this cute set of 10 pumpkins for $10.80 here for you though, if you don’t feel like leaving your house.
- White paint or spray paint. This one works great.
- Paint colors of your choice. I used the colors; Succulent, Aviary Blue, and Sea Glass that I got from Hobby Lobby. I couldn’t find any of these exact colors on Amazon, but I did find Seamist, and Marina Mist, which looks super close and in the right tones of that neutral pumpkin look if you don’t want to run to hobby lobby.
- Paint brushes, and some type of mat to work on. Here’s a whole bunch of paint brush options if you don’t have any.
- Hot Glue or Super Glue. This one works great if you don’t have one.
- Clear finishing spray. I used this brand and it’s worked great for me!
Okay, now that you have all of your materials, let’s get started!!!
- Gather all of your materials
- Remove the stems from your pumpkins. Don’t worry, they’re easy to put back on!
- Now put your base color of white on starting with the top half. Let that dry, then finish painting the bottom half. I didn’t have the white spray paint I listed above on hand and I couldn’t wait to get started so I used regular white paint, but I much prefer the spray paint. You can use any white paint like I did if you’re as excited as I was to get started!:)
- Now that the base coat is dry, you get to start with the real paint colors!! Use the same technique as above as far as painting the top half, letting that dry, then painting the bottom half.
- ***This step is optional. Once the paint dried, I used one of the three other colors to accentuate the lines of the pumpkin like shown in the picture below.
- Let that dry, and then spray the pumpkins with your clear coat to help make them more durable and protected.
That’s it!! Now put them anywhere and everywhere around your house!
Enjoy your new pumpkins!!
The Decor Mama