Saturday, September 27, 2014

Fall Into Autumn: DIY Painted Pumpkins

Hey there! How ya doin? Today on the blog I'm going to share with you guys a DIY! It's been forever since I've done one! This is a fall decor DIY that's super easy and super cute! I saw this over on pineapplesandcoffecups Instagram and about died from how adorable it was! I knew I had to do it this fall. Today's DIY is..................

Donut painted pumpkins! How cute are they?! Now mine don't look as cute as those ones but I'm pretty gosh darn proud of how they turned out! This is like the easiest DIY ever. All you need is paint, tape and a pumpkin. That's it, seriously. Lemme show you how easy! (Also excuse the lighting. I did this project at 9pm at night so it might not be the best quality photos.)

Here's what you'll need: 

Pumpkins: white and orange (you can use any size but smallish ones work best)
Paint brushes (use smaller tipped brushes)
Paint in various colors (White and brown required but the rest is up to you)
Masking or painter's tape (I forgot to show this.. oops)
Newspaper or something to cover workspace (this is a J. Crew package bag that I cut up!)

How to:

Step 1: Lay down newspaper/paper on your workspace. 
Step 2: Tape around your pumpkin. This will be our guide for the "icing". 

Step 3: Start painting your pumpkin. You can paint which ever color "icing" you want on either pumpkin. My inspiration also had pink but I didn't have enough pumpkins to do all three, so I stuck with two.

 Step 4: Paint the other pumpkin.

Step 5: Paint another coat onto your pumpkins to make it darker. I did two coats on my brown and it turned out fairly dark. You can paint three coats if you really want a dark chocolate brown color. It's up to you.

Step 6: Let your pumpkins dry.
Step 7: Once your pumpkin tops are dried you can start painting on your "sprinkles"! I used blue, yellow, dark pink, light pink, coralish/peachish, light purple, turquoise. Feel free to use whatever colors you'd like! You could even do Halloween colors! Be creative! You're sprinkles don't have to be perfect either. Just paint dots/strokes onto them and they'll look like sprinkles I promise!

 Step 8: Continue painting the sprinkles onto your second, third, etc., pumpkin.

Step 9: Let your "sprinkles" dry, which doesn't take very long. Once they've dried you can stack em up and set them out!

You don't have to even be good at painting to create this cute project, which I love! And you can decorate your "donuts" however you like! There's no right or wrong way! They add a nice pop of color to fall decor and are cute and whimsical! I love them!

If you do this DIY tweet me, @samantha_goble, a picture so I can oogle over it! I love seeing how other people recreate projects! :) 

Till next time! 

"donuts, is there anything they can't do"

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