Happy 3 Day Weekend (for those who get one!)! This post is late today because I am busy trying to get my house cleaned up and ready for fall! I don’t have much time during the week, so I figured this was my time to get moving on it. I feel like I accomplished quite a bit, but I didn’t get the blog done for this morning. But it’s here now!
I found these 2 (very) bright orange fabric pumpkins at a thrift store. There really wasn’t much out yet at the stores I usually go to. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with these, but I figured something would come to mind. I talked with the girls and we came up with a few ideas.
I started with the small one. Haley suggested turquoise with orange polka-dots, where the dots start out full at the top and then becomes less and less. So I went through my paint stash and started with some colors that I mixed. It did not turn out as bright as Haley was thinking. So, I looked again and found some old poster paint in bright turquoise. It ended up being the perfect color! Here are my different attempts:
Much better color! I added a little more turquoise with some purple mixed in for the stem. After seeing the turquoise, my mind totally went in a different direction than polka-dots! Do you do that? Change your mind part way through a project? All. The. Time!
I decided to add some string around the pumpkin where the previous string was. I picked a navy blue, although it looks kind of purple.
I just put some hot glue on the old string and laid the new string over the top.
Here is a little clue to how I ended up decorating the pumpkin. These are a few of the embellishments that I used.
The big pumpkin I just spray-painted with Rust-oleum spray paint in Metallic Aluminum.
Then I added some glittery silver filigree washi tape that I found at Walmart. Sorry I don’t have the package to show you. I had already opened it for another project. Isn’t is pretty!
And here is the turquoise one! Ta da!
Haley loves peacocks and we had decorated her graduation party in a peacock theme. You can see it here. I had a few feathers left over, so it worked out great.
I just loved how they both turned out! Have been decorating for fall yet?
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