Pumpkins painted in hues not usually seen in pumpkins are a hot trend. Anything goes, from navy blue to chartreuse. Since I love the colors of Annie Sloan chalk paint, that’s what I used to add some color to fake pumpkins from the craft store.
Provence is my favorite and with a coat of light wax and a little dark wax I think they almost look real.
source This is actually a real pumpkin!
Here’s Paris grey with light and dark wax. You can see that my pumpkins are kind of beat up, but so are real pumpkins.
Here’s Old white.
I also cut off the fake stems with a utility knife and glued on branches to look like stems. The fake pumpkins cut easily, but be careful with a sharp utility knife. It could slip easily and you don’t want to cut yourself or lose a finger. I added some fake leaves too.
This is Chateau Grey, I’d describe it as olive drab and it looks great with Provence. I used this color on my Fall mantel and I’ll be showing that soon!
Now my pumpkins are ready for decorating tabletops or mantels. Check out Pinterest for tons of inspiration!
Are you enjoying Fall? You know what’s coming up next….brrr
Added to Primp Your Pumpkin party
Thanks for visiting! Debra (((xx)))