September 29, 2010

Metalic Pumpkins

I absolutely love fall- the leaves turning, bonfires, a back to school mindset, taking out sweaters, jackets, and closed toe footwear, baking things with ingredients including pumpkin, apples, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and about 300 other things. Isn't it great that we get to decorate for a season? I suppose you can decorate for spring, summer, and winter (Christmas decor is separate!), but the fall months are the only ones that bring seasonal decor to our home. This year I've been mildly fixated on pumpkins. They're just so quintessentially fall. However, not that you have to be all matchy matchy, but we have no orange in our house and a lot of brown, green, and white. I kept the orange pumpkins mostly outside, and spray painted some mini ones for my kitchen table decor. I love the look! I completed this quick project for about $8. Here's what you need:
  • mini pumpkins
  • spray paint
  • painters tape
Not that directions are necessary ( :D ), but basically I just covered the stems with tape and sprayed away. Depending on which spray paint you pick, you'll probably end up doing 2 - 3 coats. Silver covered in almost one coat, bronze needed 2 or 3. The white pumpkins were grown that way... :)

Aren't they cute? I've seen all kinds of other pumpkin painting ideas: spraying them with chalkboard paint and writing messages on them in chalk, spraying them white and then drawing on henna-ish/lace designs with a black sharpie, leaving them orange and spaying them with a glaze spray, etc. I love these metallic ones because their coloring will be appropriate through Thanksgiving. Phew. Now my kitchen decor is in the clear until Christmas.

1 comment:

  1. Just love the pumpkin painting idea. Think I'll try it for my flower shop decor.