I am moving, so that’s why the links/pictures in this post correspond to my other blog! I’m double posting until the move is complete!
This was one of the first projects I found in blog-land that I decided to re-create!
Ashley of Shanty2Chic made these adorable pumpkins!
As soon as I saw these, I knew that I was in trouble- the crafty bug had bitten me!
I immediately started searching for other ways to decorate with non-traditional fall colors and came up with some of the other decor you have already seen!
For this project, I already had smaller pumpkins and gourds on hand that I had used before, but never really liked.
Here’s a before picture of the little ones- I forgot to take a pic of the big one that I got from the Dollar Tree. It wasn’t nearly as ugly, but I’m not an orange fan!
I pretty much exactly followed Ashley’s Tutorial, so check out her post if you want to know how to do these!
I used exactly what she suggests- Rustoleum’s Heirloom White Spray Paint and Ralph Lauren Faux Technique Glaze (that I got tinted in “smoke”) from Home Depot, and jute twine from Hobby Lobby.
This project would have been pretty cheap, except that the Ralph cost me at least $15! But I used such a teeeeny amount, that it will be good for many, many, many projects to come! The jute twine was $2.99, then I used a 40% off coupon. I’ve already used it on another project and have tons left. The spray paint was just under $4, and I already used it up plus more on the many other things I’ve painted Heirloom White. And the pumpkins cost $1 since I already had the small ones!
Here’s how they turned out!
I thought the big one looked cute with the little “tail,” kind of like some of the vine was still attached, so I just left it there!
At first I had them on my TV stand in the living room but then I got inspiration from another blog I’ve just started reading. The above pictures I just took in a random spot near my computer so that I don’t give my next post away yet!
More to come on where they ended up!