Chalk Paint Pumpkins with Fabric Leaves

chalk paint pumpkins with fabric leaves

Last year I pinned this image of a beautiful fall mantel.  It did not have the usual fall colors but rather light green pumpkins , a green wreath and just a touch of white.   There was something so clean and yet so soothing about it.  I thought that this year I wanted to bring in a similar color scheme to my early fall mantel.   I had some pumpkins that I had purchased about 7 years ago that needed a little makeover.

DIY Chalk Paint Pumpkins with Silhouette Fabric LeavesThey were a yellowish white color and had accumulated their fair share of scuffs and dents over the years.   The first thing I did was to paint them a bright white using some Americana chalk paint.   I started off using a regular sponge brush but ended up buying a spouncer brush (bought mine from Walmart for $3) which I liked much better.

silhouette fabric pumpkin leaf

To make the leaf, I used the leaf from the 3d pumpkin paper basket by Lori Whitlock.  I wanted to make the stem of the leaf longer so that I could wrap it around my pumpkin stem. To do so I made a small rectangle and a small circle and positioned them by the original leaf circle stem thing.  I wanted to have a circle at the end so that I could have a good spot to put my hot glue.  I welded the leaf, rectangle and circle together.  I double clicked the shape so that I could edit the points.  I went through and deleted the points that were out of place.  I then cut the shape out of fabric that I had ironed onto a piece of Silhouette brand clean cut interfacing.  I wrapped each fabric leaf around the pumpkin stems and hot glued the little circle on the end of the leaf stem onto the back of each leaf.

white chalk paint pumpkins _fall decorI thought it would be neat if I was able to take the fabric leaf off of the pumpkins and put on a new color if I wanted to later on.  I love the look of all the pumpkins lined up on my mantel!

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  1. These are adorable!! Love the touch the leaves give these pumpkins!

  2. These are super cute. I love how you took your pinterest inspiration and made something that is, in my opinion, even better! Great idea to set it up so you can switch the leaves out if you wanted.

  3. Wow, these are so neat! So simple and clean, and the little fabric leaf gives it just the right touch. I love them all lined up in a row like that, too!

  4. Absolutely adorable! I love that mantel you pinned–so fresh and bright and beautiful. Your pumpkins came out so cute, and totally have that same feel!

  5. those are fantastic! I love the mixture of textures using the fabric leaf

    • greylustergirl says:

      Same here Dawn! I love addition of the fabric instead of just a paper leaf. It moves so much better and looks way nicer. Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Lisa,
    Your pumpkin turned out darling, I love working with fabric , paint and my silhouette. I can see you do too.
    Happy Creating,
    Karen Marie
    Dragonfly & Lily Pads

    • greylustergirl says:

      Thanks for commenting again Karen! I absolutely love using different types of media together in a project. Makes the project so unique!

  7. Love that you used chalk paint to paint pumpkins. I totally want to do this with real pumpkins. I have done it with glitter but not paint!

    • greylustergirl says:

      I have glittered real pumpkins too and I am thinking that fake is the way to go! Maybe I will glitter some fake ones while you chalk paint some real ones :).

  8. these are so cute- and I like that you can switch out the tags too! I bet they’d double great as name tags for a thanksgiving table 🙂

    • greylustergirl says:

      I agree Stephanie! I actually just removed the leaf tags as I was getting my Halloween mantel ready and they came off perfectly! They can definitely do double duty!

  9. Very cute!!! I love them!

  10. meemaw crochets says:

    I love pumpkins and this one is no exception! We need to decorate with them all year round! They are very versatile:) Thanks for sharing and keep your ideas coming:)

  11. Jami Jackson says:

    Sooooo cute Lisa!!