Inside: This year, I decided to take on a quick *very easy* (hello, pregnant!) DIY project to spruce up my front porch decor. I created these super cute DIY painted pumpkins and I’m pretty obsessed with how they turned out! It was honestly SO easy and fairly inexpensive. I’ve put together a quick tutorial for you to follow here so you can add them to your Fall decor, too!
Now that it’s October, I figured I should probably get my fall decor up!
Sheesh…with the baby coming this month and having literally no extra energy, it took all that I had in me to get my fall decor out of the boxes and put up around my house.
But now that it’s up, I’m happy that it is! I love fall and decorating so I definitely would have been bummed if I let the season go by without putting up some decor. I decided on a super easy project for our front porch by making some DIY painted pumpkins.
You could definitely do this project with real pumpkins, but I’m all about saving money and time, so I just bought the plastic ones so I can reuse them year after year.
How do You Paint a Pumpkin?
(Chalk paint is the best paint for pumpkins!)
To start, I wiped each of the pumpkins down with a damp paper towel to remove any dirt and to make sure the surface was clean for painting.
Next, I grouped the pumpkins together to make sure I wouldn’t have too many pumpkins of the same color.
I decided to leave 2 just white and paint the stems and then I had another 7 that I painted shades of pink.
I started with just the powder pink chalk paint and painted two pumpkins that color. Once they were done, I set them on the paper bag to dry.
Next, I did one pumpkin in the blush paint so I wouldn’t have to mix colors yet.
For the rest of the pumpkins, I tried to do a 2:1 ratio of paint. So two of them were a mix of the powder pink and blush color, but more powder pink than blush and vice versa. These 4 pumpkins ended up looking very similar, but if you’re really looking closely you can see a slight difference in shade.
I thought I would need 2 coats of paint to make the perfect DIY painted pumpkins, but they were completely covered with just one coat!
Once the pumpkins were dry enough to move, I painted the stems. This took 2 coats of paint to cover the black stem.
The gold I used was pretty yellow too, so if you want a softer color, I would suggest getting a lighter shade of gold.
And that’s it! I arranged them on my porch with a few other fall decor pieces and called it good!
Personalize Your DIY Painted Pumpkins
If pink isn’t your thing (it’s not for everyone) you could TOTALLY do this project with other colors! I think navy pumpkins with gold stems would be amazing or shades of green or even just black and white. I love that you can customize this project for your personal taste and decor. You really can’t go wrong with these cute painted pumpkins.
You can also use these DIY painted pumpkins inside instead of putting them on the porch like I did. You could get smaller pumpkins to put on your coffee table, or use these as a centerpiece on your table. The possibilities are endless!
Use Your Fall Decor to Improve your Curb Appeal
If you happen to be in the market to sell your home this fall, this quick DIY project may be the perfect thing to up your curb appeal!
With the holidays approaching, you want your home to seem inviting and festive, but not so over the top that you drive potential buyers away.
I’m not a huge fan of Halloween decor, so with these painted pumpkins, I can still decorate for fall, and also save myself some time because I won’t have to take down the Halloween decor once it’s November. These pumpkins can stay put as my outdoor fall decor until I’m ready to put decorations up for Christmas!
Whatever you decide to do with your decor, make sure that your house exterior looks warm and inviting! That may mean painting your front door a more neutral color, or cleaning up your yard a bit, or adding some new plants.
When we were looking at homes, I ALWAYS looked at the exterior picture first because I wanted a home that had a good curb appeal. Don’t forget that the outside of your house can be a big selling point for buyers.
Use Homie to Buy or Sell Your House this Fall
If you’re looking to buy or sell a home this season, you need to check out Homie.
If you’re not familiar with Homie, they are the new way to buy or sell your home! They bundle all the services you need when you buy and sell so the process is less complicated and they can cut out all the crazy fees. They offer Homie Real Estate for buying and selling, Homie Loans for mortgages and Homie Title for easy closings.
And you don’t just have to take my word for it. Check out some of their awesome stats:
- Homie is the #1 brokerage office in the state of Utah by overall listings
- Homie has closed over 4,500 transactions
- Homie’s customer satisfaction scores rival Amazon and Apple
- Homie has saved customers over $40 million in real estate commissions
- Homie is selling homes faster than traditional brokers and over 99% of listing price in both Utah and Arizona
With Homie, you get everything you would normally get from a traditional agent, plus:
- Dedicated Homie agent and access to Homie’s team of attorneys to help you throughout the process including the legal paperwork and negotiations.
- Modern, professional for sale sign.
- Professional photography.
- Value report to help with pricing.
- Listing on the MLS, Zillow, Trulia, and even Facebook to market your property to thousands of additional potential buyers.
It’s truly the best way to buy or sell a home in Utah or Arizona!
I’ve Loved Using Homie and my DIY Painted Pumpkins!
If you’re looking for an easy fall decor project to up your curb appeal this year, these DIY painted pumpkins are the perfect project.
And if you’re ready to become a homeowner, make sure you use Homie for the entire home buying process! They even have a Buyer Refund program that can give buyers that use Homie and Homie Loans for their mortgage up to $5,000 in a buyer refund to help with closing costs.
If you don’t live in Utah or Arizona, just send them an email at [email protected] and let them know you’d like to work with them!
I’ve got more great DIY projects to share. If you liked these DIY painted pumpkins, learn how to Make This Easy Modern Fall Wreath In An Hour!
If you have any questions about my DIY painted pumpkins or how to become a homeowner with Homie, let me know in the comments! And, if you’ve got any great DIY outdoor fall decor ideas, feel free to share them below.
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