I had a big bag full of orange pumpkins that I painted to look like Baby Boo’s…
Today is THROWBACK FRIDAY. I decorated and posted my fall mantel on Wednesday and got so many comments and email asking if the white pumpkins on the mantel were real. No, they are not! It’s still too early in my area for white pumpkins. No problem as I said in the intro. I paint faux orange pumpkins white. Easy peasy! You can do it too and always have amazing white pumpkins to decorate with for years! This is such an easy diy and YOU CAN DO IT TOO!
Here’s how I did it…
1. Choose orange mini pumpkins.
2. Paint them with 2 coats of Old White Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
(or warm white acrylic paints)
3. Make a “sludge” with clear wax and Country Grey Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
(or use a clear wax and a yellow gold acrylic paint)
Use only a tiny bit of paint, about one or two drops to 1 tsp of wax. Mix together and that is a sludge.
4. Wax the pumpkin. If you need a little more color add another drop of Country Grey to the sludge and rewax the pumpkin.
Let the wax dry and buff with a soft white cotton rag.
5. Pull out the plastic stem of each pumpkin.
6. AND HERE’S THE SECRET TO MAKING OUR LITTLE WHITE PUMPKINS LOOK REAL!
Glue a real pumpkin or gourd stem in its place.
I pop off the stems of real pumpkins and gourds every year and save them.
To pop off a pumpkin stems, put pressure against the side of the stem at its base with your thumb and it should pop off!
Towards the end of the season, I visit my local greenhouses and ask if I can have pumpkin stems from their discarded pumpkins.
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