I love to adding seasonal touches to my home both inside and outside. Nothing too crazy (well…. some people probably think painting a pumpkin is ridiculous :)).This is the thing…… when we think of fall, it’s all changing leaves and orange pumpkins right? I don’t do orange, I’m allergic. I have an aversion to colour in general…. I find it difficult to live with and even to wear. Black all day everyday for me!
Canadian Thanksgiving is right around the corner and since I’m hosting this year I want everything looking great. Stepping out of my neutral colour comfort zone this year and I went and bought a bunch of mums in shades of purple and red….and I’m loving them!
Last year I got a bunch of little pumpkins and painted them in shades of grey and black to go with my neutral decor. I knew I wanted to paint again so I went on over to my bible Pinterest for some inspiration. I bought different sized pumpkins in white, pink ( they’re not actually pink but that’s what they call them) and orange, then ran over to Michael’s and grabbed the cheapest acrylic paints ( these work better than spray paint ). Got out my brushes and trays and started mixing shades that would go with the mum action outside. First I played with it on a piece of paper, then I recreated similar designs on the pumpkins.
I am not an artist , anyone can do this. Any colours and any theme. Wouldn’t this be gorgeous for fall wedding decor? I would recommend only using real pumpkins outside as long as you live in a cool climate. For inside decor grab craft pumpkins.
I’m loving how they turned out, and how they compliment the gorgeous mums.