Fast and Easy Faux Pumpkin Makeover

Over the years, I have accumulated a number of orange faux pumpkins – the kind you find cheaply at Walmart or the Dollar Store.  My current decorating style tends more to neutrals so the bright oranges aren’t really working for me.

I did a quick makeover on my pumpkins with some “parchment” chalky craft paint from Michael’s, along with some leftover dark walnut stain.


 My mom enjoyed painting the pumpkins with the craft paint.  After they dried for a few minutes, I brushed on some stain with a sponge brush in the grooves of the pumpkin and around the stem.  I immediately wiped it off with a soft cloth.


I am sorry I can’t show you the steps but I needed some instant fall gratification so I didn’t take the time to photograph the before and during! But really this is so easy.  And you could substitute the dark stain with whatever you happen to have on hand.


I like how they look elevated on pedestals and nestled in a little reindeer moss.


I mixed them in with a few other neutrals for my fall mantle this year.

Up next:  fall touches throughout my home.

Hope you are all enjoying the change in weather!


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