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DIY hot glue painted pumpkin

dIY hot glue painted pumpkins

Are you ready for an easy fall DIY? Today I’m showing you how I upcycled these pumpkins using hot glue and paint to make a cozy fall tablescape. Scroll down to see how I made these DIY hot glue painted pumpkins. And for more pumpkin inspiration, check out my friend’s posts below because we’ve got a pumpkin roundup! The first leaf fell off the tree outside and Rick made fun of me because I started transforming our home into all things fall. This past weekend, I lit my fall candles, made a bundt cake and switched up our dining room decor for a fall tablescape. I found these faux pumpkins I had from last year. I wanted a little more of a muted neutral palette so decided to give them an upgrade with glue and paint. Here’s what I did.

DIY hot glue painted pumpkins

You will need:

  • faux pumpkins
  • hot glue
  • split wooden beads
  • acrylic paint
  • paint brush

Using hot glue, I made a few little designs. I had some leftover split wooden beads from my DIY beaded wreath and added those as well. I let them dry completely before painting. DIY hot glue painted pumpkin DIY hot glue painted pumpkin Then I painted them using acrylic paint. I did a total of 3 coats, making sure to get in all the nooks and crannies and allowing them to fully dry between each coat.

Look what a little glue and paint can do!!!

DIY hot glue painted pumpkins

I put together this fall tablescape using some decor that I had laying around my house.

DIY hot glue painted pumpkin

You can shop some of my decor below

cake stand

candlesticks

amber vases

For more of my favorite fall ideas check out

Best of Fall DIYs, recipes and decor

best of fall diys, decor and recipes  

And for more pumpkin inspired projects, check out my friends posts below!

 

IkornCrafts - Hello Pumpkin Wreath

Anne at Ikorn Crafts is sharing her DIY for this fun mesh fall wreath.

 

Blue Sky at Home - fall-pumpkin-wreath

Carol from Blue Sky at Home is sharing her DIY for this festive pumpkin wreath

Shop at Blu dollar tree diy door decor

Sue from Shop at Blue is sharing a festive Dollar Store Pumpkin Wreath

Adorn the Table-DIY-Pumpkin-Place-Card-Holder

Nicole from Adorn the Table is sharing her adorable pumpkin place card holders

South House Design - Copper and Silver Mini Pumpkins

You’ll never guess how Diane from South House Designs made these metallic pumpkins

Stephanie from Gathered in the Kitchen is sharing the DIY for these adorable farmhouse fabric pumpkins

Fifth Sparrow No More Thanksgiving Centerpiece in a firkin

Kristin from Fifth Sparrow No More created this beautiful fall center piece in a FIRKIN (what’s a FIRKIN?)

Our Tiny Nest DIY hot glue painted pumpkin

Nicolle from Our Tiny Nest shows you how to make these cute pumpkins with a secret tip – click on the photo to find out how easy tip.

A Loverly Life - Decoupage Pumpkin

Juliet from A Loverly Life is sharing her Moondance inspired Decoupage Pumpkin.

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DIY hot glue painted pumpkins

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2 In home/ home decor

Modern Deck Mood Board

Modern backyard mood board

We’re in the process of re-doing our deck and I have been putting together some ideas as to how I want to furnish and decorate it. I decided to create a mood board to have all of my thoughts in one place and try to help me envision the final product. I’ve linked everything below (more so for me so it’s easier when I shop but also if you see anything that sparks your eye too!)

 

 

Umbrella

modern back deck mood board umbrella

Egg chair

Modern back deck mood board egg chair

Outdoor furniture set

Modern deck mood board

Rug

modern back deck mood board outdoor rug

Pillows

Outdoor string lights

modern back deck mood board string lights

Lanterns

Modern back deck mood board outdoor lanterns

Faux palm plant

Modern back deck mood board faux palm plant

 

 

4 In Amazon/ home decor

Best throw pillow covers on Amazon

Best throw pillow covers on Amazon
This post contains affiliate links meaning I make a small commission.

If I had to choose one of my top ways to change up your decor it would be to update your throw pillows. Throw pillows are to me like stuffed animals are to kids – you can never have enough. But buying new throw pillows every season can be expensive. Instead, swap out your throw pillow covers! I’ve rounded up some of the best throw pillow covers on Amazon below. Click the links or thumbnail photos to shop.

 

If you frequent the Target Dollar Bin, you’re familiar with the throw pillows they have every season. I keep those and just buy new throw pillow covers to update them. (I find the 18×18 cover to be best). Or you can also invest in a nice set of throw pillow inserts.

 

Scroll below to shop my favorite Amazon Pillow Covers

 

 

Faux linen stripe

Best throw pillow covers on Amazon

Black & White Boho

Best throw pillow covers on Amazon

Ruffle Stripes

Best throw pillow covers on Amazon

 

Ivory Shabby Chic Set

Best throw pillow covers on Amazon

 

Cableknit pattern

Best throw pillow covers on Amazon

 

Buffalo plaid

Best throw pillow covers on Amazon

 

Faux leather stripe

Best throw pillow covers on Amazon

 

Faux leather

Best throw pillow covers on Amazon

 

Boho Tassel

Best throw pillow covers on Amazon

 

This set of 4 for $34.95

Best throw pillow covers on Amazon

 

 

10 In home/ home decor

Fall front porch decor

fall front porch decor
This post contains affiliate links

I love the way our house looks in the fall. I personally don’t think you can ever have too many pumpkins or mums. Below I’m sharing some photos of our fall front porch and giving you some tips on how to make your pumpkins last longer.

And for more fall ideas, be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom for some of my favorite posts from my blogger friends!

As always, click the thumbnail photos or links at the bottom of the post to shop.

This year I chose to add lots of heirloom pumpkins in muted tones along the stairs. (Be sure to watch my video below showing you how to make these gems last longer!). I also got traditional cornstalks and placed them in some black urns. (Tip – put some rocks in the bottom of the urn to add weight so they don’t tip over). fall front porch decor
  Instead of doing a traditional fall wreath, I opted for this door basket from Lauren McBride’s QVC line. I added in some faux flowers and some of my own dried hydrangeas. I love that you can keep this up year ’round and just switch out the flowers with the change of the seasons. This basket is currently unavailable (I’m hoping it comes back soon!!!), but I’ve linked a similar one on Amazon at the end of the post. Fall front porch decor - door basket   Every year I get mums for our front porch and every year they’re dead in two weeks time. This year I switched up my game and got these faux mums from QVC. They are a little more on the expensive side but I look at them as an investment you can use year after year. They come in a variety of colors and are super easy to put together.   fall front porch decor - faux mums   I had found these solar powered lanterns at Aldi in the beginning of summer. We had them on our back deck but I brought them out front to add a soft glow to our steps. I’m linking a smiliar set below.   Fall front porch - solar powered lanterns    

Here is a quick video showing you how to make your pumpkins last longer

Shop the links to recreate a similar look

Door Basket  (currently unavailable so linking a similar one below)

Door Basket

Faux mums

Buffalo plaid doormat

I smell children doormat

Lanterns

 

For more fall inspiration check out

DIY fall garland and mantle decor

DIY fall garland and mantle decor

Amazon fall haul

Amazon fall haul

I’ve teamed up with some other ladies to bring you more fall inspired ideas! Check out their posts below!

Thank you for joining the Harvest Hop 2021 xox Nicolle

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