As you may have gathered by now, I really love a good DIY. Spray paint, glitter & Mod Podge are like my best friends these days. It’s just so much fun to add that personal touch to weddings and events, and shows your guests that you really put some thought and time into the details. What you may not know is that we can do this for your wedding or event as well! We are available to craft, paint, and create for those of you in need of some DIY help! Just contact us at email@example.com and we can set up a custom design quote for you!
The beauty of these three pumpkin DIYs is that they can be incorporated into any wedding or event during the Fall months, they aren’t just for Halloween! I hope you enjoy, and if you do any of these DIYs please send me a pic!!! ~Julia xox
::: Chalkboard Painted Pumpkins with Crocheted Doilies! :::
- Smooth pumpkins. I chose to use white Cinderella pumpkins, as they were the smoothest I could find. But any shape and size will work.
- Chalkboard paint, I always use spray paint, it goes on much smoother.
- Latex gloves. That chalkboard spray paint will get ALL over your fingers and it’s hard to get off!
- Mod Podge- matte finish
- Crocheted doilies (available at Joanne’s). Two per pumpkin.
- Disposable foam brush
- Chalk or chalk pen. I used both. The chalk pen definitely shows up better but is hard to get off if you let it dry a long time.
- Spray the pumpkins with at least 3 coats of chalkboard paint, letting dry 15-20 min. in between coats.
- After the pumpkins have dried for 24 hours, coat doilies in the Mod Podge. I poured a generous amount of Mod Podge on to a paper plate and then laid the doily on top. Make sure to get the Mod Podge all over the doily.
- Place the doily on the bottom of the pumpkin, I used 2 per pumpkin.
- Once the doily starts to dry in place on the pumpkin, coat the doily once again in a thin layer of Mod Podge to seal it.
::: Gold Painted Mini Pumpkins :::
- Rust-Oleum metallic pure gold spray paint
- mini pumpkins
- Just shake well and spray away! Use at least 2 coats of paint.
- Style and enjoy!
They look great just displayed on a mantle or table. Thank you to Erika Parker for this beautiful photo!
Or tie a name tag to them as use them as place cards! I LOVE these calligraphy name tags from 43 Lucy available on Etsy!!
::: Glitter Pumpkins :::
- Pumpkins. I used the small sugar pumpkins
- White spray paint
- Mod Podge
- Small paint brush
- Gold Glitter
- Spray paint the pumpkins white, or any color you’d like!!! Make sure and paint at least two coats.
- After they dry, use a small paint brush to paint the Mod Podge on the stem only! Be careful not to get Mod Podge anywhere else, as the glitter will then also stick to that!
- Hold the pumpkin over a paper plate sideways and slowly pour glitter, turning the pumpkin so you can coat the stem all the way around.
- Tie a ribbon around the stem and display!!
I mean really, isn’t this just insanely adorable? Thanks again to Erika Parker, I love this photo!
The best part about all three of these DIY’s is that they are not just for Halloween, they could be used as a harvest centerpieces, and decor throughout October and November! I’m definitely using some of the mini gold pumpkins on my Thanksgiving table!