Earlier this week you might have read my first Fall post of the year – my DIY Fall Wreath. During that crafting session, I also felt inspired to make my dining room Fall tablescape as well! All I needed for this arrangement was a bouquet of flowers and a few pumpkins.
I had seen some of those lovely white pumpkins at Central Market a few weeks ago, so over the weekend I picked up a few, along with some regular pumpkins as well. You would think Central Market would be more expensive, but it really wasn’t all that bad! I had been shopping around for pumpkins for about a week and they all seemed about the same price. While I was there, I picked up a bouquet of dyed sunflowers as well.
I knew all along that the orange pumpkins weren’t going to work in the dining room. I have a lot of red in my home, and orange was just going to clash. I had some light blue spray paint left over from another project and knew it was going to be just beautiful against my red accents (and my red sunflowers).
After I picked out the orange pumpkins I wanted to paint, I then had to tape off the stem. I first tried using painters tape and that didn’t work AT ALL. Duh. Painters tape is meant to come off easily, so of course it wasn’t going to work. Thankfully I had some masking tape on hand and re-taped the stems. I then took them outside and sprayed a few coats of my blue spray paint giving each coat about 15 minutes (or more) to dry. Since the pumpkins have a weird surface texture, the paint seemed to need more time to dry. I didn’t want to scratch the paint off or ruin the surface, so I made sure to give each coat its proper drying time.
My spray paint has more of a matte finish, so the end result almost looks like it’s milk paint or chalk paint… but way cheaper! And spraying is always easier than painting in my opinion. Maybe not for all projects, but for crafty ones like this. What do you think??
Moving on to the overall tablescape… Sunflowers typically need a very skinny vase to stand up properly, so in this case, I used some re-purposed glass bottles I had had around the house. Dispensing each flower in a different vase spread out the arrangement just like I wanted! I then arranged my newly painted pumpkins around the vases and thats it! All done:)
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Centsational Girl // Savvy Southern Style // Someday Crafts // Moonlight and Mason Jars
Living Well Spending Less // I Gotta Create // Rain on a Tin Roof // Inspire Me Please
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