It's fall, y'all! So many people have pumpkin projects goin' on right now on the blogosphere, and I'm no exception. We're gettin' in the spirit around here, so we're having a little "pumpkin fashion show" on the blog today (thanks to my bloggy friend Karen for that funny thought!) I like the natural look when it comes to fall decorating, but I also like a little bit of glitz and glam too. These white + gold polka dot pumpkins are a little of both, don't you think?
I think I have a bit of a white and gold obsession this year. I just LOVE that combo, like this gold + white side table in our master bedroom. I'm working on another project right now with that color theme that I hope will be ready and posted in the next week or two. Perhaps it's a gold polka dot infatuation, like with these gold polka dot vases. Whatever it is, it keeps me in decorating glee.
Back to the pumpkins... these were really easy to make. All I did was hand draw dots randomly onto the pumpkin with a gold paint pen (like an Elmer's painters pen or Sharpie). I didn't even paint these pumpkins white first, I bought them this way at our local grocery store. If you can't find white pumpkins, you can paint them white and decorate them with any color sharpie, like how my blogging buddy Krista at The Happie Housie did. You have to check out these cute pumpkins!
I have these pumpkins in my favorite wood bowl mixed in with some plain white pumpkins. Rick thinks the polka dot pumpkins look like they have the measles. He just doesn't understand my love of polka dots:
I started unpacking all my fall and Halloween decorations today and found this monogrammed pumpkin I made a couple years ago. It was really easy to make using my own computer for the monogram, some decoupage glue, and some orange glitter spray paint on an old plastic pumpkin I already had. I was tired of the plain old plastic pumpkins that I'd had for several years. They didn't even look real, so why not glam them up and play up their fakeness even more?
...and also this white pumpkin wrapped in black lace and a gold ribbon "tendril":
...and this one using damask gift wrap paper cut into strips, decoupaged onto a plastic pumpkin, and outlined with a black sharpie. The great thing about these fake pumpkins is that after enjoying them for these last few seasons, I can reuse them and re-create something else next year!
Do you like to decorate for fall and Halloween? I don't go crazy with it all through the house, but I do like to decorate our front porch for the trick or treaters as well as inside the front hall entry and the dining room table. I'll finish decorating this weekend and give you a peek of that later next week. Have a great weekend!
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