I just L-O-V-E when a little project I have in my head comes out 100 times better than I thought it would. And I thought this fun white painted pumpkin diy would be amazing! And it was! Times 100! The pumpkins are so easy to paint. You do not need to be crafty or artistic to make these beautiful pumpkins! Ready, let’s make some for our homes this fall!
Today is 20 MINUTE DECORATING and my blogging friends and I are sharing so many great ways to decorate your home in the time it takes to watch the commercials in one hour of TV! Honestly, how easy is that?
A big thank you to Lory at Designthusiam for organizing us.
This is a fun and so so easy way to decorate pumpkins. Instead of carving a pumpkin or painting a face on a pumpkin you can create gorgeous motifs and patterns on a pumpkin for a real designer look!
Just think of all the ways you can decorate pumpkins for your fall decor!
The little flowered painted pumpkin took under 20 minutes to create and was very addictive! I could have gone on and on making little flowers!!!!
The leaf design took a bit longer and was even more fun!!!!
I hope you will give these upscale pumpkin diy a try!
HERE’S WHAT YOU WILL NEED
- pumpkins without deep ribs
- medium tipped acrylic paint pen markers HERE FOR A SET
- plastic lid for making the curved vine
PAINTED PUMPKIN DIY INSTRUCTIONS
Clean pumpkins in sudsy water and rinse. Dry completely before beginning this project.
Because I did not know what pattern I wanted to create on the little pumpkin I experimented on the bottom of it. If you are using waterbased markers they will wash off if you want to experiment or if you make a mistake.
To clean up a mistake use a damp Q-tip. And wait for the area to dry to paint it again.
I chose a little stylized flower for the pumpkin’s overall look. Here’s how I made it…
- a center dot and six little strokes around the dot.
- this was not rocket science so I did not get concerned if a flower came out a bit extra stylized!
- I added dots in between some of the flowers so the overall pattern looked more cohesive
It is important to work on a section of the pumpkin at a time. The acrylic paint pen dries fast but you don’t want to smudge your work.
What cute little painted pumpkins!
VINE AND LEAVES PUMPKIN DIY
The taller vine and leaves painted pumpkin was just as easy to make. It only took a bit longer.
The great thing about these painted pumpkins is you can work on them and stop and then come back to them again. This is especially nice if painting the pumpkin takes a little time.
Here’s how to make this pumpkin…
Use a lid of a plastic container (because it bends easily) to trace an arch onto a pumpkin.
Wait a just a minute to make sure the vine was dry and then draw leaves along the vine and color them in as shown. At the beginning and end of each vine, I add a few dots to add a pretty look.
Continue to create vines positioning them differently around the pumpkin. Add leaves going in different directions too!
Just think of all the fun ways you can decorate pumpkins. You could use real or faux pumpkins! Orange or white or any color in between.
And think of all the really pretty patterns you can add to a pumpkin that will give it a designer look!
If you like the white painted pumpkins you might also want to check out…
- PUMPKINS IN VELVET
- BEAUTIFUL BLUE AND WHITE CHINOISERIE PUMPKIN DIY
- HOW TO GILD A PUMPKIN
- 100 WAYS TO USED PUMPKINS IN YOUR FALL DECORATING
Please visit my blogging friends and see what great 20-minute decorating ideas they are sharing today…
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