Wednesday, October 15, 2014

DIY Pumpkin Centerpiece For Fall

As seen on TV today, here is how to make a pumpkin centerpiece for fall!


These pumpkin centerpieces glam up any table top,  and is the perfect addition to a fall dinner party decor, AND your thanksgiving table!

For this project you will need:

  • A pumpkin 
  • glass vase that fits inside your pumpkin
  • sharp knife
  • Painters tape 
  • Scissors
  • Spray paint (I chose gold for this project but you can choose any color you want!)

*KEEP IN MIND THAT PUMPKINS THAT ARE CUT AND SPRAYPAINTED HAVE A SHORT TERM LIFE SPAN 

STEP 1
On a durable surface, using a sharp knife, cut a hole on the top of the pumpkin and scoop out the guts and seeds.

STEP 2
Clean the outside of the pumpkin and let dry.

STEP 3
Using the painters tape, create a design.
*for this design, I used scissors and cut out random 'dips' and formed it around the pumpkin.  I then added more tape below the design to make sure the spray paint did not touch the lower part of the pumpkin.


STEP 4
Go outside and place the pumpkin on a flat surface (I used a piece of a large box).  Spray the paint onto the pumpkin.  Two coats might be needed.



Your pumpkin will look like this!

STEP 5
Now for the fun part!  Once the paint dries SLOWELY peel the tape off.

STEP 6
Now you are ready to add your vase full of flowers!


ENJOY THE PUMPKINS ON A TABLE TOP OR FRONT PORCH!

And a friend will love one as a gift!


*to create the stripe on the pumpkin to the left, I spray painted it black, then when dry, holding the gold spray paint, I created vertical lines until I had the width I wanted.



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