Tuesday, October 18, 2011

~ Halloween Decorating ~ Mini Pumpkin Topiary

There were about a dozen pumpkins of various sizes that were very close to on their way out the door to Goodwill or some other place. At first there didn't seem to be much to do with them since they were in colors not likely to used by me again. They haven't even been unpacked in while since the last few years most of the pumpkins inside were white.

When I brought my favorite peachy colored pumpkin out to display for the season, I was wishing I had a couple of others that were the same color. And I was really longing for one of those beautiful gray blue ones. So out came the paint!

This little topiary was just perfect for Halloween when I wanted a little color beyond the black and white. The top pumpkin and bottom one are painted faux pumpkins. The middle one is a real one that I got to compare the look and color of the white ones that I painted too.

This is what some of the pumpkins looked like before. The yellow and green ones are now painted either white or that wonderful blue color that I added to the mix this year. They are the ceramic type and they paint really well. I used chalk paint on them and it adhered well. Fusion paint would work, too. The little ones are foam, and they can be painted with either kind of paint, and some craft paints will cover them.

The Halloween mantel is dressed with books from the 1800's, with little glitter spiders exploring their covers. They are topped with another painted ceramic gourd that was once green.

See Y'all Soon~
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  1. They turned out really cute~ Amazing what a little paint can do, isn't it? xo Diana

  2. I am loving all the painted pumpkins this year! And the topiary idea is so cute! Whenever I think about taking something to Goodwill, I stop and think--how would this look painted? Thanks for sharing!

  3. Your blog is so beautiful. I love the decorations. Doylene

  4. sweet transformations and wonderful ideas!merci~ :)

  5. So pretty Donna! I love the peachy color ~


  6. Great ideas. Very original and sophisticated, so elegantly done.

    Rick Shaver, PleasantLivingHome.blogspot.com

  7. All of your Halloween decor is so pretty...I had to go back through your posts to see it all. Just so elegant and spooky. Very inspiring!


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