Forget traditional fall colors: try your hand with DIY pink pumpkins for a fresh fall mantel decor this year! Create this look with a little chalk paint and faux eucalyptus leaves to welcome this fall season.
When we spotted Loving Lombard + Fifth’s Ombre Pumpkin Mantel, we fell in LOVE! You know our passion for pink as it’s on Kelli’s front doors and all over our Instagram account. We knew we had to replicate her look, so darling!
Forget the standard orange and brown fall decor colors..pink and white matches my everyday decor aaaaand since it’s hotter than blazes outside, these cuties fit right in so pink fall tones, it is!
Supplies to Paint Pink Pumpkins
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- 8 Pack of Mini Pumpkins
- Paper Mache Pumpkins
- Plastic Pumpkins
- Rustoleum Chalked Spray Paint “Blush Pink”
- Rustoleum Metallic Gold Spray Paint
- Eucalyptus Leaves Stems
How to quickly spray paint pink pumpkins
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- Pull stems off of pumpkins, they’ll pop right out!
- Lay out a drop cloth and set your pumpkins at least 6″ away from each other.
- Line stems up, 2″ apart.
- Lightly spray pumpkins until well coated, they’ll need 2 coats.
- Lightly spray stems, they’ll only need 1 coat.
- If you have stems that aren’t removable like our paper mache pumpkins, don’t despair! Spray paint the whole pumpkin first. When dry (about 30 minutes depending on your weather), wrap it inside of a plastic grocery bag and rip a small hole into the bag then pull stem through. Tape the bag into place so the bag doesn’t shift. Lightly spray gold, let dry for a few minutes then remove the bag.
- Gently push dried stems back into now-pink pumpkins.
How to Style a Pink Pumpkin Fall Mantel
To decorate the mantle, place pumpkin in a row. There’s no rhyme or reason, we just placed the largest ones every foot or so and filled in with smaller pumpkins around them.
We then placed the eucalyptus stems on the ends of the mantel, pushing them between pumpkins until they looked nice and festive!
You may need to tape down stems directly to the mantel to prevent them from falling off the mantel, depending on your stem length.
See more of our fall decor ideas:
- This House Runs on Pumpkin Spice Fall Mat Tutorial
- DIY Pink Happy Fall Wood Sign
- Traditional Fall Mantel Decor
- Easy Fall Porch Decor
- Fall Wheel Wreath Tutorial
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