These DIY painted pumpkins add a classy touch to your autumn decor. It is perfect as a last minute no-carve pumpkin idea for Halloween or as a centerpiece for your Thanksgiving gathering.
I used mini pumpkins in this tutorial because I am weirdly obsessed with tiny items…cute little travel shampoos, trial sized makeup, those little bitty cartons of ice cream that I would need to buy ten of to satisfy my undying craving for ice cream. Tiny pumpkins are no exception.
For starters, wipe off any dirt with a damp paper towel. I wanted to use white and different shades of grey for mine so I mixed white and black acrylic paints. The more white that was mixed in created more of a matte finish, which I loved.
I painted the top portion of the pumpkin with a thin coat of acrylic paint, then held the pumpkin up by the stem and held it up for a few minutes while it dried. I used 2-3 coats of paint to get full coverage. Although, between you and me, I only put one coat on the bottoms because I was too lazy to hold them up again while they dried.
For an added touch of pretty, use a small paint brush to coat the stems with a liquid gold leaf and let dry.
That’s it! A sophisticated holiday decor project that is a cinch to make.
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