It’s finally pumpkin time again! In autumn we have pumpkin in all variations, as gnocchi, lasagna (my favorite pumpkin recipe) and of course pumpkins should not be missing in the autumn decoration! This year I didn’t leave the little decorative pumpkins natural as usual, but instead painted them with chalk paint and decorated them with stamps. A great project for everyone who, like me, can’t paint 😉.
The white chalk color makes the pumpkins look almost as if they were made of plaster of paris. You can currently get the acrylic stamps from Søstrene Grene or HEMA, but you will definitely find something in the craft shop too. I really like the motifs from ginkgo leaf to fennel blossom.
- Ornamental Pumpkins
- white chalk paint
- paint brush
- small sponges as ink pads
- Acrylic stamp
- golden paint pen
How to do it:
Paint the pumpkins with the white chalk paint except for the stem. It took me two coats of paint for the paint to cover up.
Now you prepare your ink pad by brushing some paint on your sponge.
When the pumpkins are dry, you can stamp them. You can use the stamp on the acrylic block with fairly straight surfaces, but you can just use the stamp on uneven surfaces. Should you slip, it doesn’t matter, you can simply paint the spot again with white paint and then stamp it again.
Finally, paint the handle with a gold paint pen.
I’m still a total newbie to videos, but I’ve seen polls on instagram that readers prefer to see videos rather than pictures! Do you feel the same way? Even if I don’t really have a clue about it yet, I really enjoy videos and try to do more of them in the future 🙂.
Have fun copying and have a nice week for you!
All the best!