“Wait a minute! You’re pumpkins are orange?” Not this year, instead it’s a super fun paint pouring project to create navy and gold marbleized paint pour pumpkins! When it’s time to decorate the table for fall, standard orange pumpkins can sometimes be too boring! Enter my new favorite past time, creating these super easy paint pour pumpkins…
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>>Shopping around for fall decor, I noticed lots of pumpkins were neutral colored. I decided navy and gold would be my colors of choice! With mixed metals trending in the wide world of home decor, antique gold quickly became my choice for fall accent colors!
PAINT POUR PUMPKIN VIDEO TUTORIAL
I wanted to create interesting texture so mixing and marbleizing two different paint colors sounded like a fun way to go–Navy and Gold pumpkins for the win! Hop on down to the video below to see me share the quick video tutorial on this fun DIY project.
RESOURCES FOR PAINT POUR PUMPKINS
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- Any orange styrofoam pumpkin (mine were from Hobby Lobby, but I believe Walmart has them as well)
- Several toothpicks
- Foil Lid or tray (this is the top of a foil casserole dish)
- Any acrylic paint colors of choice (mine were from Hobby Lobby, but any paint at all will do just fine)
Step by Step Instructions
- Insert toothpicks into bottom of styrofoam pumpkin.This will provide a sort of ‘legs’ for your pumpkins and help stabilize them as they dry so that the bottom does not stick to your surface.
- Pour dominate paint choice into bottom of disposable cup. This will be the color you want to show up the most on your paint pour pumpkin.
- Pour any accent paints in a swirling motion on top of first paint. Get creative with this, it’s the fun part. Feel free to add multiple accent paint colors to create more of a tie dyed effect. Be sure to swirl it around as you pour it in the top but don’t swirl so much that it ‘muddies’ it up or blends the colors too much or it will not turn out the way you are hoping for.
- Pick up pumpkin by the stem and pour the paint over the pumpkin as you turn it around. This is the satisfying part of the project if you like to see transformations. Continue to pour the paint until the pumpkin is completely covered. If you run out of paint in your cup, see the next step below.
- Take excess paint from tray and pour back into the cup. This is the easiest way to save your paint and make it work for you. Be sure to add more accent colors as needed.
- Add additional paint a second time for any areas that were missed during the first pour and remember, there is absolutely no way you can mess this up.
- Leave pumpkin to dry sitting on toothpicks on your tray for several hours. Overnight is best, trust me on this one and ask me how I know.
Once the mess was cleaned up and the paint had dried, a quick trip (is there really such a thing? LOL) back to Hobby Lobby was in order! I picked out some gold napkins, a navy buffalo check piece of cotton material (about three yards), a gold mesh piece, galvanized chargers, a few stems, and then a TON of stuff NOT on my list of course! The rest of the tablescape was made of ‘finds’ around the house I already had.
VIOLA! EASY PAINT POUR PUMPKINS
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What I CAN tell you is that this project was so much fun! It was super easy and I think it turned out nice. What do you think?
For another fun pumpkin project, try out these DIY Looking Glass Pumpkins!