Its almost Fall again, my favorite season of all. From the cozy sweaters, to festivals and hayrides, what’s not to love?
I really enjoy neutral fall decor, especially with white pumpkins! The only trouble is, I don’t want the expense of buying 25 of them every year to decorate around the house. So, I look for faux pumpkins. Unfortunately, faux white pumpkins at home decor stores seemed pricey.
I was thinking about painting pumpkins white. You know me…another Dollar Tree craft idea! I found lots of little foam pumpkins at Dollar Tree that have lovely shapes.
As you can see, they have an intense and very unrealistic color pallette, but with a little paint they are just the thing for easy farmhouse fall decorating. Post may contain affiliate links.
Supplies for Painting Pumpkins White
- Low cost foam pumpkins (mine are from Dollar Tree)
- Ivory Spray Paint
- Brown spray paint
- Painters Tape
- Sticks from the yard (optional)
First, I spray painted the top. I used oil rubbed bronze spray paint, because it is what I had on hand.
On one of the larger pumpkins, I removed the faux stem and added a small piece of a stick from the yard to make it look more natural. If you choose to replace the stems with real sticks, then skip this step. Just insert the sticks into the foam once the paint has dried on the pumpkins.
Then, I taped off the stem with painters tape, and sprayed the pumpkins with Rust-Oleum Heirloom white, turning between light coats until the pumpkins are completely covered.
That’s all there is to it. It takes maybe ten minutes to do several at once, not counting dry time. I love that I can have my white pumpkin decor on a budget! I am going to use these to add some fall farmhouse decor all over the house. Here they are on our foyer entryway table.
Do you have any fun budget fall decor ideas to share?
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