Hello friends! I’m posting this a bit late, I know- with Thanksgiving / National Pumpkin Day (yes! if you haven’t heard of that- it was on Oct 26th!) but I don’t leave my pumpkin decorating! I was a bit busy with a couple of photography assignments (not related to the blog, but for a new handmade designed fabrics co!) so this took time to post, even though I finished it earlier than that.
There’s a bit of a story behind this decorating process. I was thinking about how spring falls in one part of the world, whereas the other part is filled with red leaves, pumpkin spice and autumn. Yes, we’re talking Australia and that region, in particular. It just seems like such a cool thing that people are experiencing different seasons, all at the same time. So these 4 colourful assorted fall pumpkin ideas are totally influenced by a hint of spring too. And also whatever I was creatively inspired by at that moment and of course, the tools and supplies I had in the house.
Here we go!
Here are all four! You need: acrylic paints in colours of your choice// gold wrapping paper// gemstones// stick on crystals // glue // scissors // and yes..pumpkins! (I used real pumpkins, but you get craft pumpkins that will do fine too)
Discussing them one by one, starting off with this-
1// Confetti Crosses Pumpkin
1- paint your pumpkin a solid colour
2- grab some gold wrapping paper
3- cut out some confetti like rectangle strips
4- paste them into crosses on the pumpkin
2//Dashes on a Pumpkin
1- paint your pumpkin a nice solid colour
2- add white dashes using white acrylic paint3// A pumpkin inspired by the sea
This one is totally influenced by the spring feeling! Makes me think of the seaside on a breezy spring day.
1- paint the top half with metallic blue green acrylic paint
2- paint the bottom half with metallic blue paint. Don’t worry about the messy strokes in the middle- that’s part of the charm
3- dot the pumpkin with stick on crystals
4// Gemstone Pumpkin
This was just a bit of fun really. 😀
1- paint the pumpkin in a solid colour
2- place gemstones in a nice pattern (when in doubt- it’s best to start in the middle and create some symmetrical shapes)
3- glue them in place with normal craft glue. You can remove them for later use- so nothing’s wasted!
And there you have it- this was kinda fun! xo, Aaria