Changing the look of a thrift store find pumpkin into farmhouse fall decor was as easy as painting it and adding some greenery.
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In her home, Gloria has lots of white and gray decor. That works great for her farmhouse style. Giving a pumpkin a farmhouse makeover was a quick and easy project.
Farmhouse Pumpkin for Fall Decor
Last year during the Christmas holiday season, Goodwill had a lot of fall decor items. People must have decided to donate their fall things when decorating for Christmas. I found two large pumpkins for $1.99 each. One of them didn’t need anything except a little clean up. I’m using it as part of my Mantel and Hearth Decor.
The other one was sparkly and glittery silver, but other than the color, it was in great condition.
I used a small piece of medium grit sandpaper to remove the glitter from the pumpkin. Once that was done, it got two coats of gray chalk paint.
To add some details to the pumpkin, I painted the indentations with white chalk paint.
I added the paint to each indentation one at a time and used a lint free cloth to smooth it into the pumpkin.
To decorate the pumpkin and give it more farmhouse style, I cut strips some left over linen fabric from my craft stash.
I cut two strips and then frayed them along the edges.
Using hot glue, I secured the strips to the pumpkin.
I searched through my stash of faux flowers and greenery and found several sprigs that would work for the look I wanted. I removed the leaves from the stems.
In order to cover the stems of the leaves, I made a rolled fabric rosette from the linen.
To secure the leaves to the pumpkin, I first glued them to a small piece of the linen fabric and then glued that to the pumpkin.
It was easier to glue the leaves attached to the small piece of fabric to the pumpkin rather than trying to glue the individual leaves directly to the pumpkin.
The rosette is glued to the center of the leaves on the pumpkin.
Supply List for Farmhouse Fall Pumpkin
- Thrift Store Find Pumpkin
- Medium Grit Sandpaper
- Gray Chalk Paint
- White Chalk Paint
- Lint Free Cloth
- Craft Paint Brushes
- Faux Greenery
- Linen Fabric
- Hot Glue
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Farmhouse Fall Pumpkin
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