I usually don’t like the arrival of fall since I despise cold weather, but this year wasn’t so bad. I have been seeing pictures of pumpkins floating all over Pinterest for the past month, so I was almost excited to get out my fall decor.
The one thing I do love about the fall season, is candy corn and mellowcreme pumpkins. I can eat bags of this stuff! It’s practically honey and sugar, what else could you need? When I saw pumpkins painted like candy corn, I just had to give it a try. Guess what? It was a super easy project, and I just love seeing these at my doorstep when I come home.
Aren’t these adorable? I LOVE them. All you need for this project is a couple of pumpkins and some spray paint. Here are my pumpkins before I started the project. It is best to use smooth pumpkins with a rounded shape when painting. My larger pumpkin had a lot of bumps and some dents, but I used it anyway since these were special to me. My dad grew these in his garden and gave them to me. Who cares if they have bumps? Daddy gave them to me, so I’m gonna use them!
The first step is to wash and dry your pumpkins. I then placed mine on some cardboard to protect my patio while painting. I started out by lying the pumpkins on their side so I could spray the bottoms.
Once the bottoms were dry, I sat them up and then finished spray painting the layers. Maybe you noticed I didn’t use tape to separate the sections while painting. I didn’t want harsh lines, so I decided to eyeball it so the stripes would blend, and it worked!
So, what do you think of my candy corn pumpkins? You don’t like candy corn? You can spray paint your pumpkins any color you’d like! I debated spray painting mine metallic gold, but I’m glad I went with the candy corn design. These colorful pumpkins made it easier for me to accept that fall is here, and cooler weather will be upon us soon.
These pumpkins even gave me the courage to pull out my fall wreath so I could welcome the new season in style. Happy fall, ya’ll!