Forget about ‘orange is the new black’, this year white is the new orange. Well, I suppose it’s been coming for a while, not just this year. But these days it’s all about the white pumpkin. Or perhaps the heirloom pumpkin in shades of grey or blue.
I hesitated about jumping on the pumpkin bandwagon this month, but then I saw this paper mache pumpkin at Target in the $1 aisle (although technically I think it cost $3).
It made me think of my painted hatboxes, so I decided to try the same technique on it.
I first painted the pumpkin with two coats of Fusion paint in one of their new colors, Raw Silk. Then I used Fusion’s transfer gel and added a Paris Opera graphic.
You can see that I didn’t get a perfect transfer of my graphic, but I’m OK with that. It just makes it look a little tattered which is a good thing in my book. I finished my pumpkin off with a little raffia tied around the stem.
It’s a not-so-traditional fall decoration that is perfect for me.
For now I’ve added it to my doll bed centerpiece along with a ‘hello fall’ banner and my whisk brooms in cages.
It adds just the right seasonal touch to my dining room table.