Monica Wants It: A Lifestyle Blog: DIY Coral & Gold Pumpkin Tutorial

Friday, September 4, 2015

DIY Coral & Gold Pumpkin Tutorial

I am simply smitten with both the Coral Isle and Sunrise spray paint colors from Krylon. Lately, my local Walmart has really stepped up their spray paint offerings, and the Sunrise spray paint in matte caught my eye during my last grocery trip since it fit into my fall 2015 mood board.

A tutorial featuring two easy ideas for creating coral and gold pumpkin decor for fall.

I took some of my pumpkins from last year and gave them a quick coat of Sunrise and Coral Isles. The colors are nearly identical-- it's the finish (gloss v. matte) that really sets them apart.


For one of my old Dollar Tree pumpkins, I wanted to give it a gold polka dot design over the glossy Coral Isles color. So, once my pumpkin was dry (I let it dry overnight), I brought out another one of my trusty Krylon faves...my gold leafing pen.

A tutorial featuring two easy ideas for creating coral and gold pumpkin decor for fall.

Starting at the bottom I painted lots of little circles in a really sporadic, yet condensed/packed manner. As I got closer to the top of the pumpkin, the dots got fewer and further apart.

This coral pumpkin gets a glam facelift with a gold leaf pen. So easy- it takes less than 5 minutes!

And a quick trace of the "leaf" area and the stem finished off this quick 5-minute project.

This coral pumpkin gets a glam facelift with a gold leaf pen. So easy- it takes less than 5 minutes!

For my larger foam pumpkin, I used Sunrise matte and some plastic sheeting with painter's tape built-in to create a gold dipped look. I cannot express my love for this tape/sheeting enough. It's fabulous for painting baseboards/moldings, stripes (like I did below), and other small areas. The roll will never run out. I've had it for years and am just barely 50% of the way done with the roll.

A DIY tutorial on how to create a gold dipped coral pumpkin. Such a modern and gorgeous color combo for fall.

Once it dried overnight, I put the tape/sheeting on and used my MOST fave gold spray paint from True Value to spray paint to the bottom and stem. I know it's stupid simple and not anything revolutionary, but I LOVE IT. I think sometimes simple is awesome, ya know?

A DIY tutorial on how to create a gold dipped coral pumpkin. Such a modern and gorgeous color combo for fall.

I'll have a few more pumpkin tutorials to share with you this month using inexpensive pumpkins. I spray paint mine almost every year (the craft type pumpkins, not my good ones!) as a way to be green, save money, and not have to buy new things every year. I am really trying not to buy or hoard anymore things, so I try to be creative with what I have. 

Hope these easy craft ideas will inspire you to create something beautiful out of an item you already have!

Have you started bringing out the fall decor yet? 

4 comments:

  1. Love your pumpkins, that coral color is gorgeous and of course you know I adore anything gold.

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  2. I love this. This is a great DIY & it is so easy to do. I had no idea Dollar Tree had pumpkins. I need just found a dollar tree store & found so many goodies a few months ago!

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  3. I just wanted to let you know that I think this is gorgeous and i am inspired. What a gorgeous pumpkin!

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  4. I'm so doing this for my pumpkin themed baby shower!

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Friday, September 4, 2015

DIY Coral & Gold Pumpkin Tutorial

I am simply smitten with both the Coral Isle and Sunrise spray paint colors from Krylon. Lately, my local Walmart has really stepped up their spray paint offerings, and the Sunrise spray paint in matte caught my eye during my last grocery trip since it fit into my fall 2015 mood board.

A tutorial featuring two easy ideas for creating coral and gold pumpkin decor for fall.

I took some of my pumpkins from last year and gave them a quick coat of Sunrise and Coral Isles. The colors are nearly identical-- it's the finish (gloss v. matte) that really sets them apart.


For one of my old Dollar Tree pumpkins, I wanted to give it a gold polka dot design over the glossy Coral Isles color. So, once my pumpkin was dry (I let it dry overnight), I brought out another one of my trusty Krylon faves...my gold leafing pen.

A tutorial featuring two easy ideas for creating coral and gold pumpkin decor for fall.

Starting at the bottom I painted lots of little circles in a really sporadic, yet condensed/packed manner. As I got closer to the top of the pumpkin, the dots got fewer and further apart.

This coral pumpkin gets a glam facelift with a gold leaf pen. So easy- it takes less than 5 minutes!

And a quick trace of the "leaf" area and the stem finished off this quick 5-minute project.

This coral pumpkin gets a glam facelift with a gold leaf pen. So easy- it takes less than 5 minutes!

For my larger foam pumpkin, I used Sunrise matte and some plastic sheeting with painter's tape built-in to create a gold dipped look. I cannot express my love for this tape/sheeting enough. It's fabulous for painting baseboards/moldings, stripes (like I did below), and other small areas. The roll will never run out. I've had it for years and am just barely 50% of the way done with the roll.

A DIY tutorial on how to create a gold dipped coral pumpkin. Such a modern and gorgeous color combo for fall.

Once it dried overnight, I put the tape/sheeting on and used my MOST fave gold spray paint from True Value to spray paint to the bottom and stem. I know it's stupid simple and not anything revolutionary, but I LOVE IT. I think sometimes simple is awesome, ya know?

A DIY tutorial on how to create a gold dipped coral pumpkin. Such a modern and gorgeous color combo for fall.

I'll have a few more pumpkin tutorials to share with you this month using inexpensive pumpkins. I spray paint mine almost every year (the craft type pumpkins, not my good ones!) as a way to be green, save money, and not have to buy new things every year. I am really trying not to buy or hoard anymore things, so I try to be creative with what I have. 

Hope these easy craft ideas will inspire you to create something beautiful out of an item you already have!

Have you started bringing out the fall decor yet? 

4 comments :

  1. Love your pumpkins, that coral color is gorgeous and of course you know I adore anything gold.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love this. This is a great DIY & it is so easy to do. I had no idea Dollar Tree had pumpkins. I need just found a dollar tree store & found so many goodies a few months ago!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I just wanted to let you know that I think this is gorgeous and i am inspired. What a gorgeous pumpkin!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I'm so doing this for my pumpkin themed baby shower!

    ReplyDelete