Fall is here and so it’s time to do some seasonal decor for our homes, attics, gardens and verandas.
For most, pumpkins are associated with Halloween but… why limit yourself?! Our Crew members share how to alter plain dollar store pumpkins and turn them into amazing Autumnal home decor pieces that are great not just for Halloween!
Steph Ackerman – Fall Pumpkin
I love Fall. It’s definitely my favorite time of year. When I came across a paper mache pumpkin, I knew it would be fun to see how I could turn it into a centerpiece using assorted Tattered Angels products. – shares Steph.
Steph used the following:
Paper Mache Pumpkin
Tattered Angels Plain Jane Chalkboard – Sprout
Tattered Angels Plain Jane Baseboard – Clay, Cardboard
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze – Sweet Pea
Tattered Angels High Impact Paint – Copper
Canvas Corp Cord – Sisal Rope Light
Begin by painting your papier mache pumpkin with white gesso.
Paint 2-3 layers of Copper High Impact Paint.
Allow to dry, then spritz Baseboard around the stem, allowing it to flow down the pumpkin.
Spritz Sprout along the bottom. Once dry, paint on Sweet Pea Glaze to create layers of color for more natural look.
Spritz pumpkin randomly with Clay Baseboard to add some darker shading.
Tie sisal rope to the stem and your pumpkin is ready!
Kimberly – DIY pumpkin floral
Getting ready for Fall or Halloween creating your own decorations can be so fun! I picked up some pumpkins from the dollar store to decorate my home. When I got home with them, I thought… Wow! They are bright! …so I took them to my craft room and painted them white with gesso… it took a couple coats to cover that bright orange color… next I pulled out my stash of tattered angels baseboard mists and chose the Cardboard color. Pssst… this is a must-have item in your stash if you love vintage distressed looks! Trust me, you can use this on almost all projects you make … Oh, I so so love this product!!! Okay, back to my idea… – as you can probably tell Kimberly is very excited about her pumpkin project!
Products Kimberly used:
Tattered Angels Baseboard Mist – Cardboard
Canvas Corp Black Ticking fringe
Canvas Corp Cord – Jute Balls Natural
Canvas Corp Natural Burlap fringe
sponge, paper towels
Exacta knife, glue gun
wood skewers, wire
Paint the whole pumpkin with white gesso; let dry in between coats. It took about 2 coats to cover the orange colour.
I cut a hole in the bottom of pumpkin so I can stack them together.
Take your Cardboard mist out. You can pour some into a little tray and wipe onto the pumpkins or you can just spray them.
I used a sponge that I dipped into the paint and then rubbed it all over my pumpkins.
I love how they turned out. I’m going to get more to add them throughout the house! I had no idea they would turn out so cool!
I also picked up a cake pan and candle stick that I glued togeather with E600 glue – this will be my platter on which I will put my pumpkin arangement…
To the platter, glue down some floral foam then cover it with spanish moss.
Stack the pumpkins and hold in place by poking skewers into the bottom with a dollop of glue so it will stay in the pumpkin. Now you’re ready to add all your flowers and burlap.
Now it’s time to add so yummy jute rope and ticking strips, pinecones and grapevine sticks.
Why not gather all the supplies and have your kids involved? Let them all create their own pumpkin decorations. Maybe even use some leaves and twigs found on a recent walk as an additional deco elements.
Let the Fall fun begin!