Christmas Pumpkin DIY Decor
The candy theme for Christmas is so fun. One year I couldn't find anything large enough to use on my front porch for candy mints. So I sat on my porch looking at the fall decorations and the fairytale pumpkins seemed to whisper to me. Apparently they didn't want to be tossed into the woods and forgotten just yet.
That lightbulb moment went off and I thought the flattened pumpkins adorning my front porch were just the right size. So I gathered some paint brushes, paint and peppermint oil, Twilight peppermint of course!
* First I cleaned the cobwebs of Halloween and the dust of falling leaves off of the Fairytale pumpkins , the flat ones.
* Next I set up on a table in the back yard and sprayed the pumpkins with a light coat of aerosol appliance spray. Well, actually, my husband did that. Let them dry. The time it takes them to dry depends on the humidity.
*Pour red gloss acrylic paint into a bowl. Add about 10 drops of peppermint oil, a little more or a little less is fine. Stir to blend.
* Count the number of sections on your pumpkins to make sure when you alternate the red sections so it comes out properly. You may have to combine a couple of smaller sections as 1 section. Using a flat 1/2" to 1" paint brush paint your sections. They will probably need 2 coats.
* After they have dried stack them in a planter or not. Your choice. And them set them next to your front door. They do best when under a cover with the peppermint oil. I have used them out in the open before and the paint began to peel quicker. This will depend on rainy and snowy weather.
* Enjoy your holiday creation!
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