This months #Michaelsmakers challenge was a pumpkin challenge!
To kick off fall in your own home, visit Michaels.com and check out the variety of craft pumpkins available – there is every color, shape and size you could ever want!
There are tons of ways to DIY your own craft pumpkin for your home, a party or even as a gift.
I wanted to do something kind of different that you don’t normally see,a boho pumpkin topiary.
I bought four different sizes of pumpkins, some spray paint and other craft paint to embellish the pumpkin with. I used gray,navy and gold and also used the natural cream of the pumpkins as a color.
After removing the tops and bottoms of the middle pumpkins, the bottom of the top pumpkin and just the top of the bottom pumpkin (confused yet?), they were ready to spray paint.
First though, I made sure I had enough of the top and bottoms removed so they snugly fit into each other when stacked (Don’t worry if your cuts arent perfect. Mine weren’t! after all, this is handmade goodness!).
I taped and then spray painted each pumpkin as they dried.
Make sure the paint is completely dry before taping for the next color. I waited a few hours between each coat.
Once my paint was completely dry, I decided to use gold craft paint to embellish and add patterns. If you want to just do simple color-clocked pumpkins, you don’t have to do the next step.
I used a glass paint since the tube makes a nice bead and it’s meat to hold up on glass, I figured it would wear better against the elements outside.
I just made simple random patterns and followed paint lines.
They don’t have to be complicated to have impact.
Then I decided I wanted to have light show through at night, so I carefully used a drill to make drill holes so when I put a battery operated candle inside, the pumpkin topiary would light up.
I hot glued the top three pumpkins together and left the bottom one free so I could put the battery-operated candle inside.
It’s perfect for a boho fall accent!
And something just a bit different!
and I love the glimmer of gold with the navy paint.
If you’re looking for something a little bit different, Michaels now has fun half pumpkins, perfect for fall decor, wall mounts and fun signs and
if you’re in need of more fall décor inspiration be sure to look at the 49 other DIY pumpkin projects from the rest of the Michaels Makers – they are pretty awesome!
I am a #michaelsmaker and have been compensated for this post.