You can paint a pumpkin…This little pin can!

I am so excited for Fall. Even though Fall for me here in Texas means temps have dropped to the oh so low 90’s. ūüôā¬†But it is fall, officially it is fall!!!! Bring on the pumpkins! Pumpkins any way; pies, bread, cookies, cupcakes, my favorite, Pumpkin Spice Latte, and yes in¬†my d√©cor. I love d√©cor. If I had the means to change something in my house every month, I would. Today, which I need to add is still in September, I drug my husband and we went looking for a pumpkin patch in town with¬†no luck!¬†So what batter way to pay homage to fall and¬†this fantastic little squash then to paint me up one for my mantle. Yippee Skippee is what I say, Yippee Skippee!

Pinned to my board “Fall” is this little pumpkin treasure¬†to paint.

Jennifer Rizzo says I do not need art skills (which is what got me to pin it in the first place)¬†for this….Yeah, I am in!

Gather supplies. Ok, confession, My house is a mini craft store. I own just about anything you can find on any isle in any craft store. Sewing; check, Yarn; check,¬†Beads; check, cake supplies; check, paint; check, stamps; check, scrapbooking; check! So when I saw Jennifer’s supplies list of only 6 things¬†which I happen to have¬†I did a little happy¬†dance, this project was going to be free for me! FREE! My husband likes free, I like free, who doesn’t like free! (see below for an est. cost to complete)

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  • Since I am using supplies I already have I don’t quite have the colors she uses but I do have; Spa Blue, Dark Chocolate, Light Avocado. Close enough!

I don’t bother to read through all of the instructions she has, I just glance at the pictures and say “I CAN DO THIS!” and dive right in.¬†Squirt some dollops, blend together. Easy enough. Hmm…ok well my dollops are a little bigger then hers, but I assume all that means is longer drying time, Just keep moving. Ok, next color, dollops, brush.

First Part Done! WHAT?!?! that was like 10 minutes with hardly any mess…

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Oh no! What! I have to let it dry before moving on, I lack patience but ok it has to dry. HMMM how long is this going to take? So I write and….

Little man wants some snuggles … that is always a fun way to pass the time.

Snuggle Time

Ok it’s dry, only an hour, not bad. Nap time for little man and mommy gets to finish her masterpiece.
What is next? The PUMPKIN.¬†A couple “C’s”, A couple more “C’s”. Paint, blend, paint blend. Dry…what, no that isn’t happening again. So I go on, Stem, blend.

Now she says to add more if you want…hmmm, well I blend a little more. I like her brown in the blue part, so I try wing this. Score! I just blended with my paper towel. AND…..

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Not Bad!  I am a perfectionist but I am trying to go with the flow and not stress so much so I am going to stop.

Overall: I rate this 5 out of 5 pins!

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Estimated Cost:

  • Brushes: $4 – 10.00
  • Canvas: $8 – 12.00
  • Paint: $4.50

Prices were taken from different websites, such as Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, etc.

This little pin CAN do this and so can you!

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It Begins!

So the challenge is on! Put those pins into action! Get yourself moving! Let your family reap the rewards of all that pinning! But where to start? 34 boards, 2307 pins, secret hidden boards, likes. Hmmm. So many choices, I mean I have in the past attempted some of the little treasures found though pinning. Like this lovely little swing for my little man Jameson. (YES! I made this)

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Now to find that pin. What board did I put it on, hmmm. Well it’s for my little man so maybe we will try¬†my board “Little Boy of Mine“. That makes since.

Nope….hmmm. “Outdoor Living“, wait “She’s Crafty“. NOOO I got it, “Sew, a needle pulling thread.” Jackpot! Sorry, it takes me a minute to figure out what my brain was thinking the day I pinned something! I think us new moms call that “Baby Brain!”

Thanks to One Sassy Housewife for this amazing project. Her instructions are easy to follow, her pricing is right on and just like her little man loves his swing, mine loves his.

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Ok, back on track where to start? Fall is here, I mean you can get a Pumpkin Spice Latte from the coffee shop on every corner,¬†running with the¬†Fall theme¬†AND pumpkins…Tune in tomorrow as¬†I tackle : You can paint a pumpkin canvas, art skills not required!!! Step by step instructions!!!‚Ķ.¬†Pinned to my board “Fall“.