DIY Fall Pumpkin Wall Hanging and Decor

It’s Fall, It’s Fall… My favorite time of the year, the weather, the leaves, the fall decorations,  I love it all…  And decorating for this wonderful season doesn’t have to break the bank or take up to much of your time.  All you need are a few items from the craft store and a couple of items from your home.

Items Needed

Pumpkin Wall Hanging
Half size craft pumpkin
Americana acrylic paint – Forest Green
Americana Multi Surface paint – Gold
Sponge Brushes
Fall ribbon (wired works best)
Fall floral
Hot glue gun

Using the sponge brush, lightly paint streaks with the gold paint onto the pumpkin, do not cover the whole pumpkin with the paint, just lightly streak it.  Let the paint dry at least 10 minutes.  Using a clean sponge brush, dip just the tip of the brush into the green paint and twist a circle onto the pumpkin to make a polk-a-dot.  Repeat this process until there are 8 – 10 polk-a-dots on the pumpkin.  Let the dots dry completely, 10 – 20 minutes.  Create a bow with the fall ribbon, either a shoelace bow or create a looped bow with 2 – 3 loops on each side.  Hot glue the bow to the top of the pumpkin and then pull some of the fall flowers off of the bush and hot glue them onto the top of the pumpkin with the bow.  Let everything dry completely and then hang it where you would like.

Glitter Pumpkin
Fine glitter in various fall colors
Deco Art Decou Page
Sponge brushes (1”)
Styrofoam pumpkins in various sizes
Americana Green paint
Americana Orange glitter glue
Paper plates
Newspaper or a drop cloth

Place 3 plates next to each other on the newspaper covered table.  Working in sections and using the sponge brush, paint a small portion of the pumpkin with decou podge.  Sprinkle one of the fall colored glitters over the painted part of the pumpkin, covering the decou podge completely.  Move to the next section of the pumpkin and repeat the previous steps until the whole pumpkin is completely covered in glitter.  You may have to go back over a couple spots to be sure that you have covered the whole pumpkin in glitter.  You can also use another color of glitter for the stem of the pumpkin; follow the previous steps to do this.  For an added touch, you can also glue a fall leaf next to the stem.  Let dry overnight.

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