I bought some pumpkins on sale at Michaels in hopes of painting them white or cream and then using my new obsession, rub n’ buff, to make the stems gold. I was inspired by the beauties above from Honey We’re Home.
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She said that she purchased the pumpkins at Hobby Lobby, and actually had to do some spray painting herself because the stems and leaves were originally purple (?!). I searched far and wide for some pretty ceramic pumpkins like those, but sadly we do not have Hobby Lobby up here, and similar ones online were pretty pricey. So I found some cheap pumpkins at Michael’s made out of that smooth foam stuff. They were originally orange with brown stems. I didn’t take before pictures, but here they are after several coats of white spray paint and rub n’ buff on the stems.
I liked them OK, but they lacked the oomph that the pretty, glossy pumpkins from my inspiration. Also, while I am loving all things white and fresh right now, they felt like they got lost on my white console and pale gray walls. They also had several imperfections on their surfaces like nicks and holes, etc. that were very obvious one they were painted white. I decided to use some blue rub n’ buff over the white. The blue rub n’ buff creates a shabby chic, distressed look and hid the imperfections well.
Moving on to the fabric rosettes! I am loving all the burlap wreaths floating around on Pinterest. They were just what I’ve been looking for because I was disappointed with all the boring leafy options at stores. So I am making my own ruffle burlap wreath. That is for another day though.
Today is just a tutorial on the fabric rosettes I made to go on the wreath. It was so easy, I was surprised it came out so well since I am actually not all that gifted in the craft department.
What you need: fabric of your choice, coordinating felt, scissors, hot glue gun & glue.
View the slideshow above for how Woodlawn Lane made her DIY pumpkins and fabric rosettes!
Photo Credit: Woodlawn Lane