Since Halloween is over, we can now move on to creating fun projects for the fall season or for Thanksgiving! However, since we are getting into the busiest time of the year, you don’t want to be spending days upon days making a project.
So, today I am going to be showing you how to create a simple fall-Thanksgiving Day inspired home décor piece which can be made in just 3 easy steps. The project I will be showing you how to make is called Bright Thankful Pumpkin Home Decor!
Now before we get into the project, I wanted to briefly mention a few things that you should think about before making this project. To begin with, this project is all about decorating pumpkins to spell out a specific word. Due to that, you will need to think about what word you want to choose since that will determine how many fake pumpkins you will need. For example, the word ”thankful” is 8 letters, which means you need 8 pumpkins. Second, you need to think about the size of your fake pumpkins. This is important because you want your pumpkins to fit into the space that you want to display them in. My suggestion is to choose a word that is less than 10 letters and to use mini pumpkins in this project.
So, to find out how to make your own Bright Thankful Pumpkin Home Decor, keep reading below!
Supplies you’ll need for this Thanksgiving decor:
- 8 Fake Pumpkins
- Wooden Letters that spell out the word ”Thankful”
- DecoArt Americana Acyclic Paint
- Foam Brush
- Buttons Galore and More Autumn Petals (optional/not pictured)
- Twine (optional/not pictured)
- Hot Glue Gun + Glue Sticks (not pictured)
- Scissors (not pictured)
Step by step tutorial for Thanksgiving craft:
Step 1: Painting process
Paint each of your fake pumpkins and set them to the side to dry.
Step 2: Use the hot glue gune
Using your hot glue gun, glue on a wooden letter to your fake pumpkin. Keep repeating this process with your other pumpkins.
Crafty Side Note: I painted my wooden letters an ”off-white” before I glued them onto my fake pumpkins. However, painting your wooden letters is an optional step.
Step 3: Rustic touch
To add a little extra pizzazz to your pumpkins, tie on some brown twine around the stem of the pumpkin and hot glue a retro autumn flower to the top. Keep repeating this process with your other pumpkins.
Once all your pumpkins have been decorated, you are ready to display them!
As you may have noticed, I chose to paint my pumpkins in colors which are not ”traditional” for the fall season. Personally, I have always been a fan of those fall projects that are unique and don’t use traditional holiday/seasonal colors. In this case, I wanted to go with a 60’s or 70’s color scheme. However, since this project is so customizable, the possibilities of decorating your pumpkins are endless!