Marvelous mondays: gilded pumpkins

8 October 2012

Of all the options out there for decorating with pumpkins, adding gold accents is my top pick. Five of my favorite examples:

Top to bottom: Country Living | Martha Stewart | Martha Stewart | Twig & Thistle | Martha Stewart

I particularly love when they’re mixed with cream and natural pumpkins — gives a little earthiness to this glam look! If you’re interested in trying this (I am!), I think the key is to get a darker, more yellow gold than white gold spray paint. I found some tips for gilding here, too, if you choose to go that route!

Have you picked out/embellished pumpkins this year? We’re hoping to get ours this weekend — since we don’t carve, they might last through Thanksgiving!

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October 8, 2012 8:54 am

I love gilded pumpkins! I like to go that route, but Michael gets *really* into carving each year. I’m excited to see what you & John decide to do with your pumpkins this year!

October 10, 2012 1:42 pm

I love number 2! The natural with gold accents. I really would love to do the address pumpkin this year though, it’s such a fun addition!

October 10, 2012 4:00 pm

Love these! My favorite trend this year is the gold chevron on pumpkins!

October 18, 2012 7:26 am

[…] I did it! We braved the corn maze last Friday, and picked up a few small pumpkins at the same time. I started the transformation by applying a base coat with some spraypaint I already had in the house. It wasn’t the perfect color (a silvery gold, not the rich metallic I was going for), but it worked to tone down the orange! […]