Painted pumpkins

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.

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Provence is my favorite and with a coat of light wax and a little dark wax I think they almost look real.

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source This is actually a real pumpkin!

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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.

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Here’s Old white.

Annie Sloan Provence

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. Confused smile I added some fake leaves too.

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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

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Thanks for visiting! Debra (((xx)))

Comments

  1. Vee says:

    They certainly are beautiful, Debbie. I think I like the blue best and the real blue-gray pumpkin is exceptional.

  2. Wow, they look great, Debra! You’ve got a whole sample board going here with your pumpkins! : ) Love the Provence one. I haven’t bought any real pumpkins yet, but I’m going to be looking for some interesting colors.
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  3. Sara Pliske says:

    I just love your blue pumpkins! I may have to get out my blue paint. I just received my first order of annie sloan a couple weeks ago. Time to bust it open!!
    Thanks for sharing :)

    Blessings – Sara
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