I love the fall. The burst of colors give so much hope and life before diving us into the darkness and coldness of winter. I recently started decorating with more than the traditional fall colors. I feel like adding all the colors, in muted form, is a way to say goodbye to summer. Plus, rainbow colors are often a good idea. My favorite is my colored pumpkins that I spray painted a few years ago. My kids always ask why I don’t keep pumpkins orange :). Thus I had to make more colorful fall decor. This wooden DIY pumpkin garland is perfect to hang over a fireplace or over a door way.
- Unfinished Fall Wood Shapes
- Acrylic Craft Paint in your choice of colors
- Wood Stain
- Yarn or Twine
- Paint Brush
- Wood Sealant
First, gather your supplies. There are two ways you can paint the pumpkins, with spray paint or with acrylic craft paints. I tried both methods. The nice thing about spraying is it is quick and pretty simple. What I like about acrylic is there are more color variation options. Pick your colors before you paint them. I decided I wanted semi-muted rainbow colors.
Now for staining the leaves; this is pretty straight forward. Simply stain it your desired color. I used dark walnut. After it has dried for its allotted time, spray with sealant. Lastly, drill holes into the leaves.
Lastly, decide the order you want your fall shapes to be in and string onto the yarn.
Hang your new DIY pumpkin garland and enjoy!
What’s your fall decorating style? Are you more into the traditional colors or do you like to add some fun non-traditional colors?
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Havalah is a creative blogger over at Sisters, What! and is DIYer who loves to try anything creative. But especially loves to sew, craft and paint. She seems to have millions of projects going on at one time, but enjoys every minute of it.