In case you live under a rock, fall is here. Even here in Florida we are getting into the spirit of the season. I decided that this year I wanted pumpkins on my front porch but was worried about them rotting as it is still pretty hot out. So I had these lovely pumpkins for my front porch but they needed something. I din’t have the time or energy to do a lot, and I wanted them to look real, so I painted them. After glancing around the internet I realized I wanted to do something with chalkboard paint to give it a nice matte finish. So I headed back over to my favorite place, Michael’s, and bought some paint. I grabbed acrylic chalkboard paint as well as orange and gold.
I decided to mix the chalkboard paint with the orange a a little gold for my all over color. I then did some accent strokes with the gold and orange and then just the gold. These were to give the pumpkins some dimension so they looked real.
The whole painting project took only 15 minutes and I left them to dry.
Here is my finished project.
Overall I am happy with the results. My craft pumpkins look realistic and won’t rot in the hot Florida sun like the real thing will. I love the matte finish given by the chalkboard paint. The best part? This was so simple that if next year I want to do something fancy I can just paint over this and not feel bad about it.