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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 (linked here)
- hot glue (linked here)
- split wooden beads (linked here)
- 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.
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!!!
I put together this fall tablescape using some decor that I had laying around my house.
I love to see what you create so be sure to take a photo and tag me on Instagram @ourtiny_nest
You can shop some of my decor below
For more of my favorite fall ideas check out
Best of Fall DIYs, recipes and decor
And for more pumpkin inspired projects, check out my friends posts below!
Anne at Ikorn Crafts is sharing her DIY for this fun mesh fall wreath.
Carol from Blue Sky at Home is sharing her DIY for this festive pumpkin wreath
Sue from Shop at Blue is sharing a festive Dollar Store Pumpkin Wreath
Nicole from Adorn the Table is sharing her adorable pumpkin place card holders
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
Kristin from Fifth Sparrow No More created this beautiful fall center piece in a FIRKIN (what’s a FIRKIN?)
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.
Juliet from A Loverly Life is sharing her Moondance inspired Decoupage Pumpkin.
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KariAnneSeptember 2, 2021 at 11:25 am
Those pumpkins are the CUTEST! Thank you so much for your inspiration!
Carol@BlueskyatHomeSeptember 2, 2021 at 10:32 pm
Nicolle, what a unique way to craft a look for a pumpkin. Super simple and cute idea.
JulietSeptember 3, 2021 at 4:40 pm
The bumpy pumpkins are just the best pumpkins! Such a cute DIY – thank you for sharing them on the blog hop.
SamanthaAugust 17, 2022 at 9:41 am
What a cute idea! I can’t wait to try it out this fall, saving this post for later!
AngelaAugust 17, 2022 at 10:31 am
What a fabulous DIY idea. Can see a family craft day near Halloween for this one.
Jenna S.August 17, 2022 at 11:48 am
So stinking cute! Maybe a good project to try with my little ones this fall.
Deanna | Life By DeannaAugust 17, 2022 at 12:52 pm
So cute! I’ve been looking for some crafts to do this fall so will add this one to the list 🙂
Meagan TrentoAugust 17, 2022 at 4:04 pm
Cute pumpkins. Adding hot glue is such a great idea to give the pumpkins a more gourd look them too. Very creative.