DIY // PRETTY PAINTED PUMPKINS

{also featured on kcmag.com}

Spend a few minutes on Pinterest and you will see that there are a lot of ideas and techniques for painting pumpkins out there.

I recently was given about 20 pumpkins from my parents, who grew them over the summer. After decorating our front porch and giving some to my favorite neighbors, I was left with 3. I decided that these would be the 3 that I would paint.

My goal was to paint chevron pumpkins (like the inspiration below), but realized that I am too impatient to properly tape them off….maybe next year. 🙂

My next idea was to spray paint them a shimmery light gold color, which was pretty on it’s own, but wasn’t quite enough for me, so I gathered some turquoise colored spray paints and went to work. All I did was spray the stems until the excess paint ran down the pumpkin to my liking and let them dry for a couple of hours.

It was super easy and I think they look great on our kitchen table.

DIY // PRETTY PAINTED PUMPKINS, Oh So Lovely Blog

Here are a few more pumpkin painting ideas (my have is the top left one…wow!).
Hopefully one inspires you!

DIY // PRETTY PAINTED PUMPKINS, Oh So Lovely Blog

Credits (clockwise from top left):
ikat, house number, argyle, chevron & mirrored

Happy Fall everyone!