This project is something I did a few years ago when the boys were tiny and both of them napped the afternoon away. I miss those days however, if you had told me that at the time, I would have rolled my eyes. I was seriously overwhelmed and I coped by crafting. And starting this blog 😉 So on one rainy fall afternoon, I busted out some spray paint and Mod Podge and went to town with a pumpkin DIY. (Affliate links have been added if you want to grab some supplies of your own!)
I wasn’t as adventurous back then (you’ll see what I mean when I share our current pumpkin projects!) so I went with some black and purple spray paint. The purple pumpkin was a fail but the black one rocked my socks.
The pumpkins got a few coats of spray paint before coming inside for some decorating.
I really wanted to cover the pumpkins with lace doilies but couldn’t find any that were suitable so I started rummaging through my craft paper until I came up with some groovy purple and black paper which I cut into strips. Love my handy dandy paper cutter….it’s still going strong after years of use.
The paper still wasn’t working for me until I pulled out my craft puncher and ran it over the edges….
I was really rushing as both boys were napping and I wanted to get the messy stuff over with so I wasn’t completely careful and missed a few spots….oops. I attached the strips using a paint brush and the mod podge.
The pumpkin stem got a little black bling to up the wow factor.
End result? A fancy pants black and purple pumpkin for the front porch.
Aside from the part where I dumped the glue all over the kitchen table and floor, this little project was easy and fun. I was able to finish it during the boys naps and it cost $2.50 (the cost of the pumpkin) plus the spray paint, craft paper, and decorations which I already had on hand. Not a bad way to spend a rainy afternoon.
I’m in full blown spray paint mode again this fall so be sure to check back in to see what we’ve been up to with this year’s fall decorating.