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Today on the blog I finally get to share a fun fall DIY with you. These DIY painted faux pumpkins were such an easy project for fall! I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to tackle this project!! I actually purchased these super affordable faux pumpkins last year with the intention of doing this exact DIY… and here we are a year later. But hey, done is done and late is better than never! So let’s get to the DIY…
I love the look of white pumpkins for fall! Stacked, on a shelf, in a tablescape… either way, I think they’re beautiful and festive. And neutral enough to blend with our home’s decor. So I decided to spray paint them!
First I removed all the stems. Then, I laid out the pumpkins on an old sheet to keep the paint off of our grass.
When you’re using spray paint, you want to go lightly and keep moving to avoid drips and runs. I chose to use Rust-Oleum’s Heirloom White in a satin finish. It’s the perfect creamy shade of white for these faux pumpkins! Two light coats was enough to cover the pumpkins, and I went through about a can and a half for the pumpkins seen here.
I let my pumpkins dry and air out overnight on the porch. Spray paint can be so strong smelling! Then I reattached the stems with my hot glue gun. One thing I love about this project is that it saves you from having to hunt down so many of the same color pumpkins! I don’t know about you, but for me it’s a challenge to find a variety of sizes and shapes in the same color. So this project allows you to see past the color knowing you’ll get that cohesive look in the end. Mine were all pastel and lighter colors. You may just need to do another coat of spray paint to cover over a brighter and more saturated in color pumpkin.
These DIY painted faux pumpkins are a super budget friendly project! And it’s one way to collect a variety of shapes and sizes of faux pumpkins for your homes fall decor, while still sticking to your color scheme! You could even stock up on clearance pumpkins at your local store once they start marking down the fall decor in preparation for Christmas. And that would make this an even more budget friendly project!!
Almost all of the pumpkins in this post were from Walmart, and most were under $10 a piece, though many were under $7! I’ve linked the ones I purchased along with some that are very similar in look and in price! To shop any of the pumpkins above, simply click on the photos… I hope you enjoyed this post, and I’m so glad you stopped by the blog today!! Thanks for being here, and as always, thanks so much for following along…