Chalky Finish Pumpkins

I’m all about making or repurposing for Holiday decorations.  Adding a touch of your personality to your decor is essential for any time of the year, but especially during the Holidays.   Today I’m sharing with you a Fall decor project that will add whimsy and uniqueness to your table.  I altered some dollar store plastic pumpkins to look like they could be in an Anthropology ad.

I used 4 shades of the Americana Decor Chalky Finish Lace, Heritage, Refreshing and Carbon Black.  I wanted a soft and vintage look to the pumpkins.

I gave the pumpkins a coat of Gesso, but you really don’t need to with this chalky finish.  It would cover well even on this plastic surface.

I then added 2 coats of Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint.  Once the coats were dry I added the Dark Creme Wax with the large stipple brush. I then wiped off the excess with a clean cotton cloth.  I left quite a bit on because I wanted a very rustic look, but you can take off as much as you want.  To seal it I applied the light satin varnish.  This gave them a soft look and not too shiny.  You can also skip the dark wax step and add the clear creme wax for a cleaner look.  Lots of different ways to personalize them.

For the stems I painted them with some gold metallic paint.  One of the pumpkins I painted with the Carbon Black Chalky Finish Paint and then added DecoArt’s Media Line Crackle glaze.  Once that was dry and cracked I added their White Antiquing Creme to really bring out the cracks.

I really love how these turned out and I do plan on doing larger pumpkins to add to my dining room table display.  These add a wonderful and unique look to your Fall decor and so many ways to personalize the look.



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