September 5, 2013

Fun Fall Pumpkin - Easy DIY Painting

Things this week have been busy crazy!  So I thought I'd share a cute pumpkin painting idea from last fall.

I purchased faux pumpkins from my local craft store so I could display them for more than one season.  I love chevron, but I didn't necessarily want to paint an entire pumpkin chevron, so I taped of the center of this pumpkin with masking tape in the zig zag pattern all the way around.



I painted the top half with Martha Stewart Metallic gold.  I applied the paint with a sponge brush.  The first coat of paint was pretty thin so I opted for a second coat after the first had dried.


After painting the pumpkin with two coats the gold was much more prominent.  


The gold was a bit too yellow for my preference so after removing the tape from the pumpkin I brushed a brown antiquing glaze over the entire surface.  I love the final look.  


I hope you are all doing well!  I will share more fun Fall DIY's soon.

Until next time,
Happy decorating!

Diana

3 comments:

  1. This is so cute! I'm obsessed with chevron and I've been looking for ways to make my cube at work festive for fall. I will definitely be trying this.
    Thanks!

    Kirsti
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  2. Love your simple pumpkin painting. So classy and eye-catching!

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  3. Great idea for decorating a pumpkin, Love the gold with the orange! I found your post through Laurel from The North End Loft featuring your craft project on Friday Finds. Congrats! ~ Jamie

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Blessings,
Diana