Sunday, September 23, 2012

Fall Pumpkin Decorating Project

It's time to decorate for fall! I went shopping yesterday looking for the perfect fall decorations and came home with one white pumpkin. I haven't shopped for fall decorations lately and after a couple of hours I knew I needed to go home and start my DIY project. Do people really spend $35 for a fake pumpkin? I love white pumpkins and decided to use different shades of white and textures for my project. I used items from my mantel that I already had and found an old resin pumpkin in my fall decoration box. I also found a cute glass pumpkin that I used for candy and decided I would use that for something. I didn't really know what I was going to do with it yet but a quick call to my sister always helps! After tossing around several ideas, we finally decided I should Mod Podge doilies around it. I grabbed an old cake plate from the donation pile and I was ready to start my decorating project!
Let's Get Started:
1 white real pumpkin
1 glass pumpkin
1 resin pumpkin
Antique white acrylic paint
Mod Podge
3 doilies or lace
Bling of your choice such as crystals and pearls
Cake Plate
Re-purposed candle stand
  1. I started with the real pumpkin first because it had the least work. I cleaned it with water and added some pearls around the top and wrapped the stem in pearl-like beads.
  2. I painted the old orange resin pumpkin with antique white acrylic paint. When it dried, I applied some crystal bling that I bought at the craft store for $3. It already has adhesive on the back and as long as your paint is dry, it sticks well. I can't help myself - I must have bling!
  3. I started the glass pumpkin base by measuring my doily, I realized I would need to cut it in half. I applied the Mod Podge to the pumpkin base (with a paint brush) and placed the doily over the top. I worked quickly so I could reposition the doily before it started to dry. I did the same thing for the second half of the doily. 
  4. I wanted different textures so I used 2 doilies for the top of the glass pumpkin. I started with a larger doily and cut the top so it would fit over the pumpkin stem. I applied the Mod Podge and placed the doily over the top. The second top doily fit over the stem so I placed it over the first doily (I didn't use any Mod Podge for this step).
  5. I applied Mod Podge to the stem and wrapped some of pearl-like beads around the stem.
  6. Arrange the pumpkins and enjoy your inexpensive DIY fall project!



 Love and peace,
~ Simply Tammi

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