We had our youngest granddaughter yesterday. She has a virus and wasn’t feeling well at all. I hate for her to be sick but I love the cuddling. She only cuddles when she doesn’t feel well. Her dad picked her up after he got off work and I headed to the workshop to decorate pumpkins.
Decorating Small White Pumpkins Using Upholstery Tacks
I used upholstery tacks and gold star decals to add pizzazz to the small pumpkins. To display the pumpkins I used a few of my favorite junk treasures.
Small white pumpkins are one of my favorite pumpkin types. There have been a lot of new varieties show up lately at the local vegetable/flower market. The bumpy ones called peanut pumpkins are kind of cool. I bought this bunch of white pumpkins at a local pumpkin patch a couple of weeks ago.
I gathered a few things from my DIY supplies to pretty up the pumpkins. At this point I was just wingin’ it….seeing what I had to work with and going from there.I found some upholstery tacks in an antique brass color and a few bright gold tacks. I also had a lot of stick on wall protectors, large and small.
Who would ever think to spray paint the felt wall protectors…and who would think it would work. You never know until you try! I selected the blue and orange colors just because I like the color combo…think Florida Gators (insert smiley face).
The spray paint dried in no time and I stuck the felt pieces on the pumpkins in a random fashion. One blue dotted pumpkin and one orange dotted pumpkin. The tacks look great against the white pumpkins. I stuck them in willy-nilly but in a nice perfectly imperfect pattern.
I didn’t paint the black foam wall protectors…just stuck them on as they were.
Well, you guys heard me say I headed to the workshop after having my granddaughter all day. This project took about 1 hour…..spray painting….decorating….and photographing….done. How fun are they! Do you love them….or think they’re too tacky? ….no pun intended. I could call them “tacky pumpkins”…….or “tackful pumpkins”, hahaha.
Do you decorate pumpkins or go for the natural look? I usually gather several large orange pumpkins and display them on the front porch in an old rusty radio flyer wagon….throwing in a few green gourds for contrast. Leave a comment please. I read them all. Have a great day.
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Gold Stars (similar)
RustOleum Spray Paint- Orange, Blue
Upholstery Tacks- antique brass, shiny gold
Wall Protectors (similar)