Over the past couple of years I've collected a variety of decorative pumpkins. I think I've met the fake pumpkin quota, so this year I decided to remake a few instead of buying more. Inspired by a recently purchased accent chair, I decided that the addition of teal would add just the right amount of "pop" to our traditional pumpkin display.
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Adding Color to Fall Decormaterials needed:
old or inexpensive plastic pumpkins
teal acrylic paint
krylon glitter spray
krylon crystal clear sealer
gold/copper leaf paint pen or gold/copper acrylic paint
I purchased a bag of these inexpensive decorative gourds from Michaels a few years ago. They're light and plastic... the perfect candidates for a make-over.
Krylon Glitter Spray. I like this one because it gives a more subtle shimmer and shine. If you like a ton of glitter, you'll probably want to use Glitter Blast instead. To protect the finish, I then applied a final coat of clear acrylic sealer.
Our decorated Fall Mantel...
The black pumpkins were a project from last year. They were painted with chalkboard paint and I decorated the one on the left with chalk polka dots. Full tutorial here.
This is going to be my cozy little reading nook.
Find It //
tutorial for the chalkboard paint pumpkins
teal accent chair is from World Market
bullseye pillow is from West Elm (summer 2013)
teal square vase is from Threshold Collection @ Target (summer 2013). Now on Clearance!
owl candle holder from Patch NYC Collection @ Target (fall 2012)
gold candle holders are very old
copper and silver decorative pumpkins are from Michaels (fall 2012)