Happy Monday to you all…I hope you had a great weekend. I gotta tell ya, Michigan gave us some beautiful end-of-summer weather this weekend and I enjoyed every second of it! It was so nice to spend some time outside in the cool air and sunshine!
With fall right around the corner and me still thinking about how I want to decorate some spaces around my house, I started searching for some inspiration. Two of my favorite things to incorporate into fall decor are pumpkins and gourds. I’m thinking that I want to do a few DIY adventures with them this year to make them my own. I like to get crafty, and since fall is such a long season, I enjoy working on fall projects because I know I will enjoy them around my house for quite a while.
One of the first ones I saw were these beautiful pumpkins that were painted white and gold. I MEAN COME ON. Let’s talk about chic for a minute. It would be so simple to do these with a few cans of spray paint and these would look so beautiful on a mantle or used as a centerpiece on a table.
Then I stumbled upon these beautiful ink-swirled, tye-dye-esque little pumpkins. Any color is fair game for these, so it’s such a great way to customize them for any space in your home!
I had never thought to use a pumpkin as a vase, but it’s such a great idea! If you’re having friends over for dinner, this is a great way to fill the table with fall decor without spending a lot of money. I’m not a whiz at arranging flowers, but even simple roses and some leafy greens can make a beautiful arrangement. And let’s not forget those two cute little mini-pumpkins that were given some flair with gold thumbtacks. So simple and so cute!
I have seen decoupage pumpkins popping up all around my feeds lately. I had never known you could take Mod Podge and some simple scrapbook papers, book pages, or sheets of music and stick them onto a pumpkin. I would really like to give this a try! I know I have a bottle of Mod Podge lurking around this house somewhere!
Instead of designing the base of the pumpkin, the stem of these beautiful pumpkins with succulents, flowers, and greens are the focal point. Making a few of these and placing them in different areas around the house would be an eye catcher, and they could create a cohesive decorative flow throughout the house.
And finally, chalk-paint pumpkins! The matte quality of the paint gives these pumpkins the most perfect rustic look, and some attention to shading and color mixing make these look real!
I’m hoping I can get to some local nurseries and craft stores this week so that I can start messing around with a few of these techniques for my house!
Have a great start to the week, everyone!