DIY Rustic Pumpkins

She took faux orange pumpkins and made them into these beautiful rustic pumpkins!! So pretty - and updated!! Fall is my favorite time of year to decorate the house. I think the biggest reason is because it's the one time of year that the decor can be up for a very long time. You get the biggest bang for your decor buck. I usually keep my fall decor up thru Thanksgiving weekend because I use a base decor that can used for both Halloween and Thanksgiving. Then if I want, I can add a few Halloween or Thanksgiving themed pieces into the mix. The ideal base fall decor for me are faux pumpkins. They can be used for both Halloween and Thanksgiving because they make sense for both. 

She took faux orange pumpkins and made them into these beautiful rustic pumpkins!! So pretty - and updated!! A few days ago I shared on my Instagram the faux pumpkins that I had recently spray painted white and although I love the color white, the crisp, bold color was not working on our rustic TV console table. So instead of finding something to replace them with, I made them over with a bit of wax, a paint brush, and a rag.

She took faux orange pumpkins and made them into these beautiful rustic pumpkins!! So pretty - and updated!! I used Deep Brown Americana Decor Creme Wax from Hobby Lobby because I was out of my CeCe Caldwell's Aging Wax and also because it was cheap. I used a 40% off coupon from their app and paid under $5 for a container that will last me through many, many projects. A little bit of wax goes a long way. 

To start, I applied the wax to the pumpkin pretty heavily avoiding the stem because I needed something to hold on to. 

After just a few minutes I then took an old rag and wiped the wax from most of the pumpkin. At this point you can wipe as much or little off depending on the look you are going for. I did all of my pumpkins a little different each time. For some I wiped away almost all of the wax, and for others I left a lot of wax in the grooves. 

She took faux orange pumpkins and made them into these beautiful rustic pumpkins!! So pretty - and updated!!
She took faux orange pumpkins and made them into these beautiful rustic pumpkins!! So pretty - and updated!! When the wax was dry, I went back and painted the wax onto the stems. I decided not to wipe any of the wax away from the stems because I thought they looked more natural this way. 

She took faux orange pumpkins and made them into these beautiful rustic pumpkins!! So pretty - and updated!! I'm really happy with the way they turned out. The color of the wax compliments the color of the rough sawn boards on the TV console table. I added the black mason jars from Michael's to break up the neutral color of the pumpkins. Plus, it looks really good with the black pipe base of the stand. 

She took faux orange pumpkins and made them into these beautiful rustic pumpkins!! So pretty - and updated!! This easy DIY project turned out pretty well for the little bit of money spent on the wax and spray paint. If I would have had wax left over from previous projects, it would have been dirt cheap to transform these pumpkins. Rustic decor can be a bit pricey so it was worth spending the time to give these pumpkins just the right look for the space. 

She took faux orange pumpkins and made them into these beautiful rustic pumpkins!! So pretty - and updated!! I hope this DIY Rustic Pumpkin post inspired you to give some old decor a new look! Be sure to follow along on InstagramFacebook, and Pinterest! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you! You can always send an email too!

 I just really love to hear from my readers! :) 

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1.0   janeellenjones1
9/20/2015 11:05:28 PM
Really love how your pumpkins turned out with wax applied/rubbed off/ the stems with wax left on. Great look. Makes we want to go buy couple of different sized white pumpkins at Michaels. Now why didn't I buy them last week on sale? duh. Anyway, will get some of that less expensive wax to use. Like idea of how it works/looks on items. Your tv stand is awesome with ruff board and pipe base. I Like different things that aren't same as everybody else. Great post and inspiration. Happy week
2.0   Rose
9/22/2015 8:45:38 AM
Thank you so much Jane! I'm sure the pumpkins will be on sale again very soon! Do you have a Hobby Lobby by you? They seem to be 40% off every week now!
3.0   Lara
9/23/2015 12:07:12 PM
I love this! Your whole display is beautiful!
4.0   Angeline @ Dots & Dust
9/23/2015 12:49:46 PM
These look fantastic! I love that you gave them a rustic feel :) Thank you for sharing!
5.0   CoCo
9/28/2015 6:09:35 AM
I love the rustic look you gave these pumpkins, Rose! They make me want to run to the craft supply store. They're being featured at the Something to Talk About link party today :) Hope your day is a happy one, CoCo
6.0   Rose
9/29/2015 9:38:56 AM
Thank you Angeline!
7.0   Rose
9/29/2015 9:39:56 AM
Thank you again for the feature CoCo!
8.0   Heidi
9/29/2015 10:49:33 PM
Rose, those pumpkins are just great. Love them, and I will have to give this a try!
9.0   Jeanne
9/30/2015 11:21:45 AM
LOVE LOVE LOVE and will definitely give this a whirl using some gilding paint I have here. Just finished painting out some cardboard to make a couple of signs (and may have to hid the project since somehow the dog got into said paint and it's dried on her - - she's a blonde). I thought you made the jars! I'm going to give those a try too. I'm on a super tight budget as I got laid off earlier this year and have yet to find a job. Love to decorate for the holidays esp. the autumn ones. So glad I found you! Greetings from MA.
10.0   karen jones
10/6/2015 4:43:56 AM
What a great transformation. I love your blog, I had you recommended from a fellow blogger who commented on my pumpkin post. I'll certainly be back to follow more of your tips x
11.0   chloecrabtree
10/6/2015 11:14:30 AM
What a beautiful change to these faux pumpkins. I am really loving the re-do. I have scheduled them to share on FB and Twitter! I would love it if you would take a few minutes and come by to share them on Celebrate it Sunday Link Party. The party stays open until Friday! Hugs! Chloe
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