01 October, 2014

The "It's Fall Y'all!" Challenge #1

I've been just about the worst blogger ever. I don't think I should even get to hold the title of "blogger" since the very definition of the word is something I can't seem to do on a regular basis! So to give myself a kick in the rear, I've joined forces with Layci of Becoming Mrs. Shannon and Jeannette of J and JD in the "It's Fall, Y'all!" Challenge.
 
Just in case you're not familiar with these ladies, here are their cute faces:
 
 
The "It's Fall Y'all" Challenge (yes, we're Southern ladies!) is a challenge to post 30 Fall related blog entries between October 1st and December 1st. They can include meals, crafts, home décor, activities, outfits, etc. Basically, get ready for an OVERLOAD of Autumn obsessing.
 
The first thing I did to ring in the month of October was grab some plastic pumpkins from Walmart. At $5 each, I thought it was a steal, considering they won't go bad like real pumpkins. I also grabbed one at Michael's when I noticed it was 60% off. The painted on orange colors looked a little too fake to me so I decided to give them a facelift.
 
I taped off the stems with painter's tape.
 
 
 
Then went to town with spray paint (my trusty sidekick).
 
 
 
For one pumpkin, I painted the top half white, let it dry, taped a line around the middle, and sprayed the bottom half gold. Did I mention that I LOVE gold?
 
I actually forgot to snap a photo of the gold painting process, so here's a photo of Goldmember expressing my feelings towards the color gold.
 
After I let them dry for a while, the fun really began!
 
 
 
For another pumpkin, I used a paint dabber and some gold (of course) acrylic paint to make polka dots.
 
 
 
And for my favorite, I dry brushed black acrylic paint in a sort of ikat pattern. Not perfect, but it works for me!
 
 
 
 Overall, I'm happy with how they turned out! Here's how they're currently sitting on our porch.
 
 
 
If you happen to be reading along and feel the urge to blog about your Fall themed activities, please join our "It's Fall Y'all" Challenge and post your link below. I'd love some inspiration for my next project or for a yummy pumpkin based recipe.
 
  

3 comments :

  1. UMM we definitely need an ikat tutorial from you!!

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  2. Love love love these!!! You are so creative! I think I need to make me some of these!!

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