I know. I KNOW, OKAY?! I know it’s still summer but so help me September hits and I’m all “jeans and boots and pumpkin spice this and cozy sweater that.” I know it’s a horrible thing I do to myself because it’s going to be summer until the middle of October (for crying out loud) but I just can’t help it. I needed a little fall in my life. So I grabbed some pumpkins from Michaels and did just a teeny, subtle little golden DIY that will satisfy my fall tendencies until it’s actually appropriate.
- craft pumpkins
- gold leaf
- gold leaf adhesive
- gold leaf duster brush
- washi tape
Make Time: 10 Minutes per Pumpkin
Step 1: Apply a strip of washi tape around the lower third of the pumpkin and smooth into the crevices to ensure coverage.
Step 2: Apply a thin layer of gold leaf adhesive around the bottom of the pumpkin, covering all the area below the washi tape. Be sure not to let the adhesive pool; a little goes a long way.
Step 3: Allow the adhesive to dry for a couple of minutes, until it’s tacky to the touch. Then cover the adhesive with gold leaf. Take a sheet, press it into the adhesive, and pull away the orange backing. Repeat until all of the adhesive is covered.
Step 4: Use your duster brush to buff away any excess gold leaf until the surface is smooth.
Step 5: Remove the washi tape to reveal a clean top edge.
These golden gourds are making me pretty happy! It’s just the right amount of fall to sneak into the house without annoying Mr. Lovely because it’s barely September (see how sneaky?!). If you want to get a teeny touch of fall into your world, hit Michaels — they’ve even got these fun half pumpkins you can jazz up. And if you need a little more fall inspiration, check out what the rest of the Michaels Makers are up to in the link-up right here. Happy (almost) Fall! xoxo