Wednesday, September 12, 2012

~DIY chevron pumpkins~

Did you see the cover of Country Living?
I thought the zig zag pumpkins were too cool so I decided to make some of my own.
I started with 2 foam pumpkins from Target. 
The larger one was I think $8, and the smaller one around $4.
I started at the top using painters tape and taped out my pattern.
I used a razor blade to trim off the excess tape.
Here is my smaller white one all taped off and ready for paint. 
I used white spray paint on the large orange one,
 and tried brushing on latex craft paint for the white one. 
They both worked about the same.
 Once dry you can peel the tape off.
 As you can see, the paint bled through in some areas, but I am ok with that.
I could go back with a fine tip paint brush, or even a black sharpie on the little white one, but for now they are just fine.

 Are you planning any DIY projects for the season?
xoxo


39 comments:

Tricia said...

Love these! The contrast colours are so pretty : o )

Anonymous said...

This was the first thing I thought of too when I saw mine in the mail, great job!

Heather

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

Such a cute Halloween and Fall idea.

Stacey {steward of design} said...

What a great idea to use the foam pumpkins! So cute.

Emily said...

Those look so cool! What a great twist on the traditional pumpkin. How long did those take you?

Lynne said...

How fun are they . . .!!!!!

Ranch Girl Diaries said...

Those turned out great! When I saw the chervon striped ones I knew you would do those and feature them on your blog!! ;-) Saw the BH&G article today, turned out fabulous! I am actually getting excited for Xmas, even though fall is one of my fave seasons for decor!!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Super super cute! LOVE!

Daisy Pink Cupcake said...

Chevron pattern is so popular now.....I really like the white and orange one!
Daisy~

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

very pretty indeed and so creative.

well done~!

Katie said...

I love looking at all the pumpkin designs this time of year! Good for you for taking the time to tape! Last year I painted mine with solid metallic spray paint because patience is not something that comes naturally. Love your chevron pumpkins!

The enchanted home said...

So cute, love that pumpkins are now a household decorating accessory!

Between You and Me said...

ummmmmmm. I'm planning THIS DIY project. I've got some boring white pumpkins in my dining room, and I'm SOOOOOOO doing this.

you're awesome.

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

So in love with these. Just started on Pinterest and this is one of my first pins! Trying one this weekend and will blog about it if I do. Just darling.

azcubed said...

I am going to use this as inspiration to paint a lamp base! Thanks!!

Laura Beth said...

LOVE these pumpkins :O) I'm including them in my Pumpkin {NO} Carving Required round up!

Splendid Market said...

These are striking pumpkins! Well done!

Aimee @ byAimee.com said...

these are absolutely darling! here in SoCal the pumpkins go bad so quickly with the heat --- so i am sure to paint mine like this!! i featured you on my top 10 list today: http://www.fancylittlethings.com/2012/10/10-fall-pumpkins-10-ways/

Rachel Larson said...

What kind of paint did you use? I did this this weekend and I used craft paint and it came off with the pumpkin :(

ASPenner said...

I saw this post on Pinterest and have to say that I fell in love with your blog!! Definitely adding it to my favorites. :-)

Melaine Thompson said...

Rachel, I used craft paint as well. Perhaps you were trying it on a "real" pumpkin. The fake ones work best :)

Cecil in Rome said...

Wonderfull idea i will try to do the same !
Cecil in rome

Cecil in Rome said...

Wonderfull idea i will try to do the same !
Cecil in rome

Mike said...

I'm in love with the zigzag pumpkins. Such pretty designs.

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Danielle Wells said...

Hello! I love this craft with pumpkins - so beautiful! Just wanted to let you know that I'm featuring this post in a fall decor compilation post I've put together on my blog! For the past couple weeks I've been gathering some great ideas for fall decor and I loved this! ~mysnippetsofinspiration.com Hope you have a great day!

Susan said...

Love, love, LOVE these! Great work.

Jamie-So Much Better With Age said...

LOVE these! Totally pinning ;)
Hugs,
Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

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Meow Opre said...

This Halloween activity is very interesting. We don't do it here in our place, maybe because we find it unethical to carve pumpkins as if we're making fun of a vegetable. But seriously, I am amazed with how talented those who could carve. Thanks for these painting ideas , found it while I was searching for pumpkin carving ideas . I would love to list them on my collection please. Cheers and good day always!

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