Emilie Bier Do it Your Self

Pretty pumpkin decorations that make an impact

Create simple pumpkin decorations using chalk-finish, diamond-dust-and Mod-hodgepodge! This craft idea is so easy and perfect for autumn.
skills Required: beginner. This project is very simple, even a child could do it. It’s really a great activity for parents with children. You don’t have to make before the craft or Mod smorgasbord of experience to look great.

I’ve got a surprise for you today, and I can wait’t to share . . . I’m showing you how to make my world-famous pumpkin decorations for your fall mantle and tablescapes! Okay, well, world famous might be a stretch. Although I have some friends that live in Europe that I have could be that this over Skype, and she loved them. Doesn’t that count?
Three-stage-pumpkin-decor
you’re the pumpkin to go to these DIY decorations in just a few simple steps. Here’s the core of what to do, you’re going:

you Paint the pumpkins with chalk ready to
Add Mod hotchpotch
Sprinkle on Diamond Dust

The results are subtle, but (in my opinion) a great effect if you in addition to your autumn decor. Plus, this is a fully customizable project, which means that your color palette, go to work (you only need the right color paints).

The secret to Beautiful pumpkin decor
I’ve got a little secret for you, when it comes to these pumpkins – you are foam. Yes . . . I know, to believe it’s hard, because you look as if you took them that you’d be something significant. If, in fact, they are very light.
I have two secrets for you, that I use, make these pumpkin decorations, which is less clever, and more worthy of Department store shelves (or, at least, as I bought them at target in the season or so!!!). Here they are:

the Use of muted tones. I find that the bright colors that these types of pumpkins are cool, but if you’re looking for sophisticated, go with muted tones that aren’t be saturated very. Grey, mint, coral, lavender, rose pink, midnight blue, and similar colors are all perfect for these pumpkins.
Use you to paint it a matte surface. Shiny the Candyland effect is here. Stick with a chalk-finish, as I mentioned before, in the supplies, and to get you’re going to the beautiful appearance you desire. Trust me on this one!

the application of The diamond dust
you’ll find Mod hodgepodge Matt in the supplied photo, but I ended up with Mod hodgepodge gloss only in the areas where I applied Diamond Dust. I said, Mat surface was at best, so where should you paint, stay matte. But where in the case of application of the diamond dust Mod hodgepodge gloss should use it, and keeps it from the dumbing down of the dust.
Are you ready for this DIY pumpkin decor? Keep reading!
DIY pumpkin decorations for fall
Collect These Supplies

Mod hodgepodge Matt
chalk finish – such as FolkArt Home Decor chalk
foam pumpkins
Diamond Dust
brush

First steps
I had already purchased the foam pumpkins and I had the chalk-finish, diamond-dust-and Mod smorgasbord on hand. I looted a Total of my stash for this project.
time to crafting!

step 1 – Paint the pumpkin
I went with a light mint chalk paint. I painted on two coats, allowing each to dry for 20 minutes.

step 2 – Add Mod-hodgepodge
All you have to do what you’re for this step is to add Mod-smorgasbord in the areas that you want to add diamond dust. I worked about 1/4 of the foam pumpkin at a time. You’ll paint the bottom sections of the pumpkin and then move to step 3.
you’ll have to work somewhat quickly, because the Mod-mess and dries quickly. To paint you don’t want to, the Mod smorgasbord of over the top.

step 3 – Add Diamond Dust
Dust Now for the fun part – add a Diamond.
I love this stuff. I would like to add that it is everything. I have my “handy dandy” Mod-hodgepodge, to add it to my pumpkins. I have a total of three pumpkins and they dried quite quickly.
As I have already mentioned, I had shiny Matte Mod collection in my supplies photo, but I ended up changing in luster-Mod-smorgasbord, the diamond-dust the area a little more.
Now, I’m finished, I’m willing to add these pumpkin decorations to my autumn coat. I think that the small coral-colored turned out to be a pretty cool, and will look great with the mint.
One of my favorite parts about this craft was how quickly I was able to get it. I have three boys under the age of 7 and under, so I have to spend don’t have a lot of time on my craft. I need something fast and that was the craft!
thanks for checking out my new autumn pumpkin decoration for my home. I still have a few more, I plan to do, so stay tuned!!
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