Painted Stacked Pumpkins
I’ve been drooling over painted stacked pumpkins for years. I would see them everywhere I went. Each and everyone of them would scream my name. Only, there was one big problem. They all cost more than my Halloween budget allowed.
I thought that I had hit pay dirt when I saw this set of stacked pumpkins from At Home.
However, at $99.00, they still were more than I was willing to spend on Halloween decor.
Then, on a recent shopping trip, at the very back of a Marshall’s store my little eye spied a stack of pumpkins.
No, they weren’t painted in bright Halloween colors, but they were stacked and they were under $30.00.
I couldn’t get them in my basket fast enough!
I was so excited that I didn’t get a “before” picture of them. My bad.
The pumpkins received a few good coats of white multi-surface paint before painting the colorful designs.
The top pumpkin was painted with bright white and orange stripes.
The middle stacked pumpkin was painted a black and white check pattern with tiny gold dots at the intersections.
And the bottom pumpkin?
Yep, you guessed it.
I was still so excited that I didn’t get a picture of it either!
If you look closely at the photo above, you can see that the bottom pumpkin was painted black with large white and orange polk-a-dots.
Before I put the stacked pumpkins on my front porch, I gave the pumpkins a quick spray of clear coat and added a little raffia and ribbon to the pumpkin’s stem.
Even pumpkins need a little bling!
I love how my painted stacked pumpkins turned out!
They are definitely the star of my Halloween porch.
Was it worth the time and expense to paint my own stacked pumpkins?
I don’t count the many hot minutes it took to paint the pumpkins as I love to paint.
As for the cost, the total cost of the pumpkins was under $38.00.
Definitely in my Halloween budget!
Until next time….
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I am all over this Tammy. You know I love revamping things that I already have. I just love what you did with your stacked pumpkins. They look great on your porch. Happy Halloween!
I have been looking for a tutorial like this! Do you happen to remember what kind of paint you used? Thanks so much 🙂
So glad you found it! I used acrylic paints, then used a poly acrylic spray sealer. Just make sure that since the acrylic is water based that the sealer is too. Good luck and be sure to send pictures. I love seeing what others are painting!
What did you use for stencils for your squares and circles?
For my circles I used a “spouncer” which is a round sponge with a handle. Then went back over it with a brush for the second coat. For the squares I just eye balled it. If you look closely you will see that it’s not perfect. I lightly drew the lines on before I painted so that I could adjust as needed. Good luck!