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Vintage pumpkins add a little rustic style to your farmhouse home. Did you know that you can get that look in minutes? I have a new to me product that I tried out on some paper mache pumpkins and I am in love with the look that it gave me. A bonus is that this product is super easy to use and this technique can be done in minutes. Sounds great right? So let’s get started!
Supplies needed to make vintage pumpkins:
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- Paper mache pumpkins
- DecoArt Vintage Effect Wash (I used Patina however you can choose any color)
- Brown craft paint for the stems
- Paint brush
First, a little about Vintage Effect Wash. It is a paint that gives a wash over your surface that immediately gives that vintage, rustic feel that you have been searching for. You need a porous surface for the effect to work so paper mache is the perfect substrate. I actually did a live video all about the product and using it on various surfaces. You can watch that below. Please note however that the giveaway mentioned has ended!
I also used some brown craft paint to paint the stems of the pumpkins. Once dry, I added them to my fall mantel.
I thought I would take this opportunity to share pictures of my mantel all done up for autumn as well. I started with a tobacco basket and my burlap flower wreath.
On one side, you will find my farm fresh pumpkins sign along with a few other smaller pumpkins I painted with chalky paint.
Give these vintage pumpkins a try for your farmhouse decor this fall. You will love the look that the Vintage Effect Wash gives to paper mache. What other surface will you try it on?
Love this and want more? Try these other farmhouse style fall ideas as well!