I am in love with Gold for FALL.
And I love the way gold looks with my light family room.
I created a Grey and turqouoise Porch for Fall. I shared my Plaid Pumpkin and Ruffle Wreath yesterday.
And with my NEW dropcloth slipcovers that I just made, I wanted to create something really neutral for Fall that would go with my White and Grey Family Room!
So I took three carvable pumpkins and created something that would fit in to my neutral family room decor.
Here’s how I made my gold-toned geometric Pumpkins!
Three Carvable Pumpkins
Gold Spray Paint
I experimented with different ways to create the geometric look
I took the three pumpkins and used DecoArt’s new geometric stencils.
I traced the stencil patterns on paper
Then I cut out the stencils on paper and mod podged them onto the pumpkins
The next step was to cut the stencils on the pumpkins with the heat tool.
Once the patterns were cut into the pumpkins, I spray painted the pumpkin gold.
And the gold was a little intense, so I dry-brushed the pumpkins with some white DecoArt craft paint, to tone down the gold a little.
I added a couple LED tea lights inside of the pumpkins.
I just love seeing the graphic patterns all lit up for Fall!
I really love the way the pumpkins turned out!!
What are you making to decorate YOUR home?
Let me know in the comments – I would love to see YOUR ideas!
Thanks to Michaels for the pumpkins and heat tool for this project. And DecoArt for the stencil.
Steph @ Crafting in the Rain says
I thought I’d always be a “silver” person…but I’m finding gold stuff appear even in my house now! Love these 🙂
as per usual, you turned something ordinary into extraordinary. love love love these pumpkins!
so creative! i totally want to have gold pumpkins:)
Heidi Heyland says
I love this coffee table. Do you mind sharing where you got it? I would love a round coffee table distressed like this in my living room. Thank you.
Heidi Heyland smells!
Erin @ Strawberry Mommycakes says
I’m loving these! So creative!
So unique & cute! What software do you use for the “carved pumpkin” circle on the bottom left hand corner?
Do you have to use a heat tool or would a regular knife work?
nest of posies says
LOVING the gold, Jenn! I am workinig on some gold stuff too. But of course you are way ahead of the game, as usual! Such a fun twist for pumpkins.
These are super chic and a lovely modern take on pumpkin carving – I’m loving all the pumpkin inspiration I’m seeing lately! http://lovelyonabudget.blogspot.com
Thanks Hillary!! I am too. I just love Fall!
Hi… I was going through your blog (which is full of great ideas and tutorials) and I found this, and… I know you don’t mean to be, but… it’s kinda appropriative and sorta reinforces stereotypes about Native Americans and stuff. I feel it could have been called “geometric” or “line design” pumpkins, instead of “tribal”, without losing anything (unless these are carefully researched designs representing a particular group that you or someone in your household belongs to). So, speaking as someone concerned about race and media representation and things like that, it would be nice if posts with titles like this were reconsidered before they were put on the web where lots of well-meaning people will see and reblog them. Because, it’s a great idea. There’s just nothing “tribal” about these pumpkins, and we shouldn’t encourage people to think that way. So, if you could change the title to “geometric” or something like that, that would be really great. Thank you.
Thank you so much for your comment. I thought about what you said and totally agree. That wasn’t my intention at all. So I have changed the name of the post to Geometric like ou suggested. I really apppreciate you taking the time to let me know your thoughts and I am really grateful for that!!
Love your slips! Where did you purchase your throw blanket? I ahve been looking all over for a aqua/turquoise one.
Thanks Pat!! I got the throw from Home Goods 🙂
Cara @ Craft Dictator says
This is such a great Idea! If you like to link up I’m co-hosting Tell Me Tuesday this week at http://www.craftdictator.com! I’d love to see you there!!
I will come over and check out your party. Sounds so fun!
Jen… I LOVE all of your amazing pumpkin creations. Stunning!
Thanks my friend!! I am so excited for Fall – it’s such a beautiful time of the year.
TaMara @ ImplausiblyBeautiful says
These are adorable! What a great way to sneak some gold warmth in for Fall! I’ve got a thrift store pumpkin that I plan on “goldafying”. That’s a word right?
I am excited to see your thrift store gold pumpkin. I am sure it will be amazing!!
I’ve always been a silver girl, but gold is starting to grow on me. I love your wreath!
Thanks Denise!! I was the same way. But now I’m loving gold for some reason. I think it’s really pretty and warm for Fall!!
Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims says
What a cool idea! they look awesome in your family room!
I just love them. I’m really into non-traditional holiday decor this year. It’s fun to switch thing up!
LOVE IT,LOVE IT ,,,,,,,,Wonderful Idea
Thanks so much Marie. I appreciate you stopping by!
Wow! Those pumpkins are gorgeous and I love your neutral grays with a touch of aqua! Love the rug….info on that? Looking to redo my living room soon! Thanks!
Thanks so much!! The rug is from rugsusa.com. I bought it a couple years ago. They were having an 80% off sale with free shipping. I’m not sure if it’s still going. But I bought a couple new rugs because they were such a great deal.