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DIY pumpkin refresh.


I've had these orange glass pumpkins for about 10 years now and I don't mind them but they just don't fit in with my current style. For one split second I thought, "should I get rid of these?" But my DIY brain was like"not a chance!" I was after a more muted handmade look and that's exactly what I ended up doing...



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Here's what you'll need:



Faux pumpkins (Mine are glass but plastic will work as well.)


White spray paint (Any muted color works)


Milk Paint (Choose your colors. I used tans, whites and blacks)


I used craft paint to add extra color. Here are some of my favorite colors.

Linen, Barnwood and Ash





PREP WORK

If you plan to keep the stems the original color, tape them off with painters tape.




STEP 1:

Spray the pumpkins with your spray paint. This will help the milk paint stick better to the surface.







STEP 2:

Mix your milk paint according to the directions on the package. Most require you to let it sit for about 15 minutes after mixing it with water.




STEP 3:

Paint the pumpkins with milk paint.





STEP 4:

Once the milk paint is dry (if desired color isn't reached), mix a little bit of acrylic paint with water and brush it in sporadic areas on the pumpkins. Keep layering until you are happy with the color





STEP 5:

Let the pumpkins dry and take off the painters tape.




That's it! Now go style your newly refreshed pumpkins!





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