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Crackle Painted Pumpkins

Looking to customize your fall decor to match your home? How to make your own crackle painted pumpkins to match your decor colors!

How to make your own crackle painted pumpkins to match your fall decor colors!

This morning, there was just the right amount of nip in the air that inspired me. Bring out all the Fall decor!!

Cozy sweaters, apple cider, burlap garland and pumpkins. I pulled out my decor and realized that it wasn’t going to work.

My DIY pumpkins from last year didn’t quite fit the colors of this year’s decor.

Since the budget is alway on my mind, I found a way to change my fall decor without buying tons of new items!

Here’s how I took a short afternoon, those old pumpkins and created Crackle Painted Pumpkins that match my decor!

How to make your own crackle painted pumpkins to match your fall decor colors!

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How to make your own crackle painted pumpkins to match your fall decor colors!

First, you tape off the pumpkin stem and then liberally apply the white school glue. I chose a pumpkin with a floral stem so I could handle it from either the floral stem or the pumpkin stem.

How to make your own crackle painted pumpkins to match your fall decor colors!

Allow the glue to try until it’s just tacky to the touch.

Next you paint the pumpkin in the color of your choice. I loved the smoky navy color from Valspar.

How to make your own crackle painted pumpkins to match your fall decor colors!

Unless you have oodles of time to hold it and allow it to air dry, I suggest using a hairdryer to speed things up a bit.

How to make your own crackle painted pumpkins to match your fall decor colors!

It was fascinating to watch the crackle form before your eyes! It comes out to a neat, crackle painted pumpkin!

How to make your own crackle painted pumpkins to match your fall decor colors!

Lastly, you remove the tape from the stem and paint it with metallic paint. Since the rich espresso has a nice copper hue, I thought it would compliment the navy-ish color nicely.

How to make your own crackle painted pumpkins to match your fall decor colors!

Finally you style it how you like.  I found this old wooden sewing drawer at a garage sale that works great as a planter.  You can find a similar one here.

How to make your own crackle painted pumpkins to match your fall decor colors!
How to make your own crackle painted pumpkins to match your fall decor colors!

I paired my Crackle Painted Pumpkins with some mini pumpkins, dried eucalyptus and artificial orange lantern bush I found at Hobby Lobby.

How to make your own crackle painted pumpkins to match your fall decor colors!
How to make your own crackle painted pumpkins to match your fall decor colors!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Of course, feel free to share the video below!

Have fun with this easy DIY! Happy Fallifying, friends!

How to make your own crackle painted pumpkins to match your fall decor colors!

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12 Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party.sharing.

  2. I’m so honored the you stopped by and that you took the time to comment! Thank you so much and send me pics if you try it!

  3. Hi Jennifer.

    Found you on Brag About It and I’m lovin’ the smoky grey color. The crackle is perfect and I always use a crackle medium. Feeling like I need to try some white glue.

  4. Thanks so much Hayden! It was a fun and easy DIY! I appreciate you stopping by and commenting!

  5. Jen, these pumpkins are gorgeous! I love the color and the technique you chose. Such a pretty fall vignette!

  6. The pumpkins look like you paid a pretty penny for them, great project! It’s nice to be able to refresh rather than repurchase. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story and we hope you will join us again next week.

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