Post # 1
I know this thread pertains to weddings, but I decorated these paper mache pumpkins as part of my fall decor that I’ll be putting out this year, and figured I would share on here as I figure there may be some fall 2014 or beyond brides that want a fall/pumpkin themed weding. For the bride on a budget, you can make elegant centerpieces for dirt cheap if this is your theme.
Post # 2
I love these, would you mind posting a mini tutorial on how you made them? Thinking of having lots of pumpkins to decorate the table and reception room, although the traditional thing in the Isle of Man is turnips! I don’t particularly want to spray paint and glitter turnips
Post # 3
BellaBeau: I’m sorry for the late reply! Thank you, I don’t mind sharing what I did at all. Surprisingly, they are not spray painted! They look that way because of the metallic paint that I used at one point. I usually always like to take pictures during crafts that I do, so I will attach them for you to see.
I bought paper mache pumpkins from Michae’s and Joann Fabrics. Using a burnt orange paint and a sponge brush, I painted the pumpking two coats of this burnt orange color. Next, I had bought a package of those kiddo paints sets that come in those little cylinders and they’ll have like 6 colors in them or what not? It was from Joann’s Christams section a few weeks ago, and it was a “metallic” paint set.
Using the sponge brush, I used the brown metallic paint and put one coat of it all over the orange, making sure to just blotch it all over lightly rather than fully paint it on as I wanted the orange to still show from underneath. Then, I used the yellow color in the paint set and added two coats to the stem of the pumpkin and a bit on the top of the pumpkin only. It ended up turning into this awesome gold color because of the mix of colors underneath it. Once that all dried, I used a yellow slitter paint to add glitter to the gold areas and used an orange gillter paint and using my finger, I spread it all over the orange part.
Last, I took glittery a glittery gold yellow ribbon and cut peices the length of the pumpkin and then glued them using Fabri-tac (awesome stuff) between each crease in the pumokin to give it that extra “kick” to the look. And that’s it! Best part, it’s the exact color/style I specifically wanted and the whole craft cost like 12 bucks! 🙂
Orange acrylic paint name: 2249 Pueblo by Folk Art
Yellow glitter paint name: Martha Stewart Yellow Barite
Orange glitter paint name: Marth Stewart Fire Opal
Post # 5
Diamond84: They look fabulous (we’re really into gold, in my family). The problem with pumpking decor is having to transport hundreds of pounds of them, back and forth to the venue. And then what to do with them, when the wedding is over? You’ve solved that problem beautifully.
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2014 - SPRING VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB
We had pumpkin center pieces for our wedding. They were ceramic pumpkins. They had flower arrangments in them. We placed gold stars under the napkin of one guest at each table, and that guest got to take the centerpiece home.
Post # 7
Diamond84: that’s great, thank you so much