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Shabby Chic is one of my favorite looks, especially for fall. It is so classy and subtle which can easily transition into beautiful Thanksgiving decor.
I saw some beautiful shabby chic craft pumpkins at an antique store a few weeks ago. The price tag was not so pretty, $28.00 a piece! And they were small. So, I decided to recreate the same look on my own with some dollar store pumpkins. This easy DIY cheap shabby chic pumpkin that is totally perfect for anyone to try out!
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- Craft pumpkin (dollar store ones work great, anything cheap is good!)
- White Chalk Paint
- Acrylic Paint in various colors ( I used this orange and this gray)
- Gold spray paint
- Glitter spray paint
I bought white pumpkins already cut in half, but you can use any kind of pumpkin in any color. It can be a whole pumpkin, orange, or whatever you can find. That is the great thing about this project!
Paint pumpkin completely with white chalk paint. This is especially important if you bought an orange pumpkin. This will only take a few minutes to dry.
With a different color in acrylic paint, add it to creases , then with a towel or sponge, blend it. Orange was for one pumpkin and gray was used on the other. It should create a chippy look as shown in second picture. The key to this step is to add it a little bit heavier in the crease, so it will appear darker.
As you rub out the creases, it will start to have that shabby look.
Once that is done, move on to another color. With the other acrylic color, repeat step two. This will give just another layer.
Spray paint the top of the pumpkin with gold, creating an uneven look. Then lightly spray with glitter spray paint!
And there you have it! Very simple and much more affordable than buying them 🙂
This was a project my friend and I did together for our annual pumpkin party.
Do you love the shabby chic look?
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