I have a confession that might put my crafty blogger reputation to shame: I don’t get super excited to decorate for Halloween. Gasp, right?! I absolutely love decorating my home for fall. The colors, the textures, the cozy atmosphere is my jam and I hate to break up that kind of awesomeness with too many Halloween pieces. When I decorate for fall, it stays up all the way until it’s time for Christmas. Because of my crazy quirk, I’m always on the look out for fun ways to add a little extra fall festive-ness that can last the whole season. This simple gold foil polka dot pumpkin literally takes almost no time to put together and blends seamlessly with the autumn decor I already have on hand.
- Paper Mache Pumpkin
- Americana Chalky Finish Decor Paint (I used Rouge)
- Cricut Adhesive Foil in Gold
- Foam Paint Brush
- Cricut Explore OR 1/2″ Circle Punch
Step One. Apply one heavy coat of the chalky finish paint with the foam paint brush. If you see splotches or spots that you missed, feel free to go back and add a second coat. Allow it to fully dry before moving on to the next step.
Step Two. Use either THIS CRICUT CUT FILE with your Cricut Explore to cut out the polka dots, or use the hole punch to manually punch approximately 76 dots. The hole punch may not have the most precise edges to your dots, but is a great and affordable alternative if you don’t already own a die-cut machine.
Step Three. Peel and stick the dots around the pumpkin. You can choose to place them randomly or in a uniform fashion – whatever works best for you! Make sure to press each dot firmly on the pumpkin to ensure that it sticks for the long haul.
Display your sweet polka dot pumpkin for many months to come! Finish off your fall decor with these cute fall yarn wrapped letters!
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Katie is the writer and creator at Sweet Rose Studio, a blog dedicated to sharing the best crafts, recipes, DIY/home tutorials, and anything else that promotes a happy home. She is so blessed to be a wife to her high school sweetheart and mother to their three sweet, crazy kids. In her past life she was an elementary school teacher, but now is a stay-at-home-momma by trade and absolutely adores it. Katie has a passion for party planning and styling and can regularly be found with a sippy cup in one hand and a glue gun in the other with her camera hanging around her neck.