Sunday, September 30, 2012

DIY Painted Fall Pumpkins

With Fall here, it's time for me to do a little decorating even though we are still getting 90° temps. I decided that I would start with making over a few little pumpkins that I purchased at Dollar Tree last week. Got to love the price of $1.00

Not being a fan of bright orange pumpkins I wanted to give them a classier look so out came the paint. I'm not an artist by any stretch so I did my usual method of paint and blend with an array of colors until the look that I was envisioning was achieved. Then a clear top coat to make my pumpkins nice and shiny.
What cha think of my Painted Plumpy Pumpkins?
Looking better than the Bright Orange?

Next, I need to decide on an arrangement to go on our dining table. First I need to climb in the attic to get the decor out. I'll share a picture when I get it done.

From the Heart,

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  1. Oooooh, I love these! Beautiful color. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Meet Me Monday. Would love it if you woud share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House which goes live at 8am CST on Monday. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  2. These are really, really nice! I hope to get a chance to see the arrangement! Saw you at 1929 charmers...

  3. Fabulous job! I love the dark colours.

  4. They look fantastic! I've used quite of few of those little pumpkins. I love them.

  5. Love the painted look! They are so artful and festive!

  6. I love the colors. You did a great job!


  7. Oh they look so much better than the old bright orange pumpkins. Love the look, much prettier. Love the darker colors. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success! PS- following you on Linky!

  8. Those look great. You made them look so much more than $1....great job.

  9. What a vast improvement! They look much more like ceramic pretties now. :) Beautiful.

  10. Wow, you did a fantastic job!

  11. Jana, I love the pumpkin transformation! They look wonderful.

  12. Jana, I love the pumpkin transformation! They look wonderful.

  13. These really look great! The picture on the bottom is my favorite :)

  14. So pretty! I hope I can persuade you to come share at my Blog Fest:

  15. Wow, these turned out great, I Love the colors! Happy Fall!

  16. These pumpkins are so cute! I have these EXACT pumpkins and I need to do this! What a fun way to decorate for fall!

    Thank you so much for inspiring me today!


  17. Definitely better than the bright orange! I love their new look!!
    Saw you partying at Live Laugh Rowe and I'm now following you
    Debbie :)

  18. I really like how these turned out. I have an orange pumpkin that I have been trying to decide what I would do with it- it needs paint, but I wasn't sure which direction to go. This is perfect- not too Halloween, more fall. Love!!!

  19. These are so cute!! I love that you got them at the dollar tree and transformed them:)

  20. These are so cute!! I love that you got them at the dollar tree and transformed them:)

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Red Daisy Art Designs and leaving a sweet comment. Hopefully you'll see my thanks here as I couldn't send you an email, it shows noreply in the address. Any way, thanks again. :0)

  21. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  22. Great job!!! Would love to see a tutorial or at least know the colors used.

  23. These look fabulous. I love the colors of the pumpkins! So pretty. Thanks so much for sharing again this week at A Bouquet of Talent. Sorry I'm behind on visiting this week. It's been one of those weeks where I'm behind on everything. LOL

  24. What a great idea! I love the colors that you used!

  25. Wow, nice transformation! I love the new color and love that you got them at the Dollar Store.

    Have a great day.

  26. Hello! I’m stopping in to invite you to join us at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    I hope to see you there!
    The Chicken Chick


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