It’s (almost) fall y’all! That means pumpkin spice and everything nice-ly decorated. I love decorating my house for the fall season. Whether it is to celebrate fall, Halloween, or Thanksgiving, you just can’t decorate properly without pumpkins. This year I came up with some creative pumpkin decorating ideas by taking Dollar Tree pumpkins and turning them into DIY farmhouse pumpkins. Painting pumpkins is such and easy inexpensive fall décor idea.
Every year in October, we go to the local fall festival. We shoot tomatoes out of cannons, the kids dive around in a pit of dried corn-feed, but the best part is taking a hayride to the pumpkin patch. My children try to pick the biggest pumpkins they can find! I, on the other hand, like to pick out all the mini-white pumpkins and the multi-colored gourds. However, this past year, I fell in love with heirloom blue pumpkins. They are so beautiful! They are my absolute favorite. I had never seen one in person before and when I did, that was it! That soft hue of blue is gorgeous beside orange or white pumpkins. I never really thought of blue as a fall color, but it’s on my list now.
Since we are still in August, I thought I could cheat a little with decorating. When I say cheat, I mean hack! I love to hack already-made products into something beautiful! It saves money, it saves time, and it can be an original piece that you did yourself. One of my favorite places to purchase any DIY hacking material, is the Dollar Tree. Everything is a dollar, so you can’t go wrong. I was happy to see that they just started displaying their fall décor. Although, it consists of a lot of orange foam pumpkins. The orange is very bright and very tacky. So I decided to paint them the beautiful hue of blue that I saw last year. I was in luck because I already had some old paint samples that were just the perfect color, one was called “sea glass” and the other “mermaid net”. Mixing these latex paints with some of my white chalk paint made the perfect “chalax” to adhere to the foam. It gave the pumpkins such a realistic look, with all the different hues standing out.
I painted pumpkins all afternoon. However, I couldn’t stop there because the styrofoam stems just wasn’t looking that great. So I used some sisal rope to make a realistic stem. I just unraveled it, shaped it with mod podge, and spray painted them rose gold. Then I attached them to the pumpkins with floral craft pins. I even added some Dollar Tree fall leaves. I thought it was a simple project that you really just couldn’t go wrong. The foam pumpkins can be painted ANY color that you fancy, and a dollar a piece is not-to-shabby!
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What You Will Need
And whatever paint color you would like for your pumpkins to be.
I love Dollar Tree hacks! To check out my spooky witch’s brewery Halloween décor click here.
This is such an easy, inexpensive DIY craft that your kiddos could even help out with. Fall is for pumpkins, whether they are orange, white, blue, purple, pink….the choice is yours. Be creative, that is what paint is for. Paint fake pumpkins, paint real ones, or leave them completely alone to marvel in their own unique beauty. One thing is for certain, I have never met a pumpkin I didn’t like.