DIY Thanksgiving Pumpkin

I know orange pumpkins totally work as Thanksgiving decorations, but I was starting to get a little tired of our Halloween pumpkin that has been on our porch since mid-October. So I pulled out my craft box and gave it a little update.

OK, Here's the deal.

I gathered up all of my white shades of craft paint. Most bottles were dried up (they are old), but I managed to mix a great creamy color. 

Gave the pumpkin two coats and let it dry for a few hours.

I picked up this pretty striped ribbon and gold patio paint from Michaels. (If you order online, use Ebates to get 3% cash back at Michaels and tons of other stores (cash back % varies).)

...and I painted "Give Thanks" on the pumpkin. I'm sure most of you have better handwriting than I do.

...and I tied a bow with the pretty ribbon on the rotting stem (guess pumpkins don't last forever, after all).

Pretty darn simple. Ready to welcome family to our home for Thanksgiving!


  1. I love this! I am beyond sick of my pumpkins and this is a great way to breathe new life into them. I am obsessed with that ribbon. I love the black stripes and they look fabulous with the cream color and the gold. I adore this color combo! Love, love, love!

    Southern Belle Inspired

  2. love this! And I spent three hours looking for that ribbon this morning. The only place I didn't check was michaels!

    1. Oh no! I honestly didn't expect Michaels to have that ribbon either, but there it was for $4!


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