I knew I had to do some white pumpkins myself. I then went out to some crafty type stores (and even Wal-Mart) to pick up some faux pumpkins in white or to be spray painted.
That's when I remembered that it is against my religion to buy holiday decorations when they are "in-season" even if they are on sale. I refuse to spend $12 on a fake pumpkin even though $12 is the sale price. Especially when I need 8 to 10. Not happening when I know they will 90% off in a matter of weeks (when I won't need them cause Christmas will be in full swing).
So, I decided to scratch the white pumpkins and save it for next year (meaning this year). I ended up not getting any faux pumpkins after pumpkin season last year, which was fine because at every garage sale I went to this summer I picked some up. I think I spent $1.75, total.
Here's what my pumpkins looked like when I got 'em.
|Bag o' Pumpkins|
I picked ups some off white spray paint and primer, taped off the stems and went to spraying...
I am an impatient and sloppy spray-painter and used my hand as a make-shift spinning pedastel to get all the pumpkin angles.
Note to self: next time wear gloves.
Here is how they turned out...
I tried to get some different textures... I loved this burlap one (even though on the back there is a big glob of hot glue from the previous owner, no one will ever see it!)
Since I saved so much money on garage sale pumpkins I allowed myself to buy these cute little owls that hold votive candles... AAAA-dorable!
I also added in my white pitcher and some fall leaves to add a little bit of color and height.
I added a swag in the background that was one of my 90% off scores at Hob Lob last year (read about more of my 90% off deals HERE). I also put up my mocha wreath (which I love!) from my friend Abbe over at Brown Apples sent me. Here's how it turned out...
I love how it looks in my kitchen but I love even more that it cost next to nothing to get a whole new look!
What do you think of my white pumpkins??
Linking: Nest of Posies Fall Festival, Fingerprints on the Fridge, The Lettered Cottage, Faded Charm