Jacquelynne Steves

Spray Painted Pumpkin Autumn Decor

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This is a project that my daughter Samantha made. It is a very simple twist on this season’s favorite accessory, the ubiquitous pumpkin. Try this idea on all shapes and sizes of pumpkins and gourds. Metallic spray paint is modern & elegant, black is classic, and white or cream can add a shabby chic or cottage-y look to your fall decor. Once you start spraying, you may not want to stop…. According to Samantha, spray paint it the most valuable tool in your DIY tool box, and I’m a believer!  

Here’s what you’ll need:
pumpkin/ spray paint of your choosing/ painters’ tape/newspaper to cover work surface
spray paint pumpkin autumn fall
1. Wipe down your pumpkin with a damp cloth or paper towel and allow to dry. Begin taping your design onto your pumpkin.  Think about what kind of design you want to make and how much paint vs. how much pumpkin you want showing.  Make sure you secure all of the paint edges so that no paint gets underneath.
spray paint pumpkin autumn fall

 

2. Start spraying!  Try to keep the paint can as far away from the pumpkin as you can, so that the spray covers the surface lightly. It’s better to do a couple of light coats instead of a single heavy coat of paint, which may end up dripping.

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3.  Let dry for an hour or two and then carefully peel off the tape.  Some of the edges of the paint may be loose, so press down on them with your fingers.  Then, display your new autumn decor!

spray paint pumpkin autumn fall jacquelynnesteves.com

spray paint pumpkin autumn fall jacquelynnesteves.com

 

HaveACraftyDay-FallLeaf

6 Comments

  • Posted October 10, 2013 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

    that looks great!!

  • Jacquelynne
    Posted October 10, 2013 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

    And so easy… You should ALWAYS have spray paint in your crafting arsenal!

  • Jennifer
    Posted October 11, 2013 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

    very cute, and like you said, so easy! Have to love that spray paint!!

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted October 15, 2013 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

      Yep- amazing what you can do with spray paint…..

  • Jacque (aka Snoodles)
    Posted October 12, 2013 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

    I love this project! We don’t “do” Halloween, but what a neat way to add fall decor to the table or mantel!

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted October 15, 2013 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

      Metallics continue to be very popular- I love mixing metallics with natural materials, it’s a great look.

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