Today’s trend setting Tuesday is to help you prepare for Thanksgiving decor with spray painted pumpkins. Since last week we did a feature on gold and everything gold, we thought this week we would show you how to spray paint pumpkins for place cards, decor and anything else. A little creativity with colors and simple spray paint can make a huge difference for your table centerpiece this year.
What you need:
– Bags of small orange pumpkins (you can use white too) We got these at Safeway on sale for $2.50 for a bag of 8
– One can of spray paint, any color. We like the Krylon Metallic Gold. It worked well on the pumpkin and it stayed on when it was dry. We also bought a glitter gold to spray on it but you couldn’t really see it so we suggest going with just the metallic.
– If you have an old piece of ply wood in the backyard they make for great spraying boards. I would try to stay away from new paper or anything that would stick to the paint. You can use a tarp or plastic liner.
– rubber gloves (this keeps your fingers from getting gold)
We would hold the pumpkin and spray the bottom of it then sit it down and spray over the top. Because they were sitting on the table I didn’t care so much if the bottom wasn’t perfect. Evenly spray over pumpkins and let dry for an hour.(If your a perfectionist like my husband then you would put them upside down spray the bottom, let them dry for 2-3 hours then turn over and spray the top. I’m too impatient to wait that long and I still think they turned out great!)
We also wanted to share that we found these adorable leave bowls at Michael’s on clearance for $1.00. They add perfectly to the table.