This farmhouse pumpkin centerpiece has autumn written all over it. But the best part about this centerpiece is how easy it is to make.
This autumn season I decided I wanted a farmhouse pumpkin centerpiece. Luckily, I already had this cottage-looking wood tray and some clear glass bottles so I only needed to add a pinch of harvest to get that fall feeling.
FARMHOUSE PUMPKIN CENTERPIECE
Before running out to the store I decided to try my hand at painting some old mini pumpkins first. I started with Pinterest searching for “fall pumpkin centerpieces.” While scrolling through an abundance of options I came across a photo of some real pumpkins that were the most beautiful pastel colors.
The best paint for this project is acrylic. The matte finish is perfect! To get the lighter orange/pink color I had to add some cream to lighten it up. And for the blue pumpkin, I simply added a drop or two of green to make it a little more blue green. Oops, I just realized the green didn't make it into the photo. Then I painted the rest cream and the stems colored khaki. This project would have been much easier if I had picked up the exact colors from the store but I was so excited to start that I decided that I could make the acrylics work.
PAINTING THE PUMPKINS
Painting these pumpkins is so simple and easy! After painting the pumpkins with a small paint brush I placed them on top of acrylic bottles to dry. Lucky for me the stems popped up just enough so I could paint under them. After the pumpkin was dry I painted the stem. It is that simple!
DECORATING THE CENTERPIECE
Now for the fun part! Since I already had the tray and glass bottles all I had to do was arrange them the way I wanted and add the candles and raffia. Raffia really has that harvest feeling and is perfect for softening up the rustic wooden tray for the pumpkins to sit on. Finally, place the mini pumpkins strategically until you get the perfect placement. I love how they look sitting on the hay. It reminds me of an old farmers market where you shop for produce in crates on top of the soft hay.
PUMPKIN CENTERPIECE CHECKLIST
So now it is your turn to make this simple farmhouse pumpkin centerpiece. I have made a shopping list for you below. Simply check your fall decor at home, take the list to the store or just shop at Amazon. If you have Prime you can have your order in only two days! Click on each item to shop.
- Taffy Cream
- French blue acrylic paint
- Khaki acrylic paint
- Vivid orange acrylic paint
- Paint brushes
- Natural raffia
- Taper candles
- Mini pumpkins
- Wood tray
- Clear glass bottles
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I have to admit I just love when a decoration turns out beautiful and cost nearly nothing! I cannot wait to see some of your farmhouse pumpkin centerpiece designs. Here are some more photos so you can see the details.
What's you favorite thing about this centerpiece?
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