Last month one of the girls in our Book Club hosted a Pumpkin Painting Party at her house. I didn’t really have an idea of how I would like to paint my pumpkins but had seen these pumpkins on Pinterest and thought I might try to create something similar to match my house. Of course, I did not listen to directions and bought scrapbook paper instead of using copy paper which indeed made the task much more difficult since the paper was so thick. I advise using tissue paper, napkins and or copy paper if you plan on trying this project. It will be MUCH easier. The original website suggests photo-copying fabric but says not to use actual fabric.
Despite the fact that I did not follow directions, I think my pumpkins turned out all right! There are a few bumps here and there but it adds character right? I tried to match that tallest pumpkin with the pillow you see on the couch in the background. For the smallest pumpkin I actually used pages from an old book I found at Goodwill. Word to the wise: be sure to read the content in books before you rip up the pages to use for décor. I may or may not have had to skip a couple pages due to the abundance of curse words. Oops. 🙂
If you want the full tutorial I followed, visit Confessions of a Plate Addict for step-by-step instructions.
Also, be sure to visit Kate’s blog, Cheap Crafty Mama, for more pictures from our Pumpkin Painting Party and for more crafty ideas!