One thing I love to do when I’m making things for fall or Halloween is to put a new spin on a traditional fall color palette. I’m just not into the whole red-orange-yellow thing, no matter how much I love the colorful leaves that are headed our way. So as I was planning this DIY mini pumpking garland decoration for fall, I decided to stick with black and white, and some peaches and pale pinks thrown in for good measure. I love that it can kind of take you from summer into fall if you’re one of those people (like me) who is ready for pumpkin spice everything as soon as it’s September. 😉
DIY Mini Pumpkin Garland Decoration for Fall
- mini styrofoam pumpkins (ours are from Michaels)
- gold paint pen
- craft paint
- strong thread or thin twine
- optional: black paint pen
Make Time: 2 Hours (Plus Drying Time)
Step 1: Start by covering the stems of your pumpkins with the gold paint pen. We used a medium tip and it provided quick and easy coverage.
Step 2: Decide on your color palette and start painting your pumpkins. You may have to add several coats to get the coverage you need. Our black pumpkins only took one coat but the pink and white ones needed three.
Step 3: Once all of the pumpkins have dried, add any patterns or embellishment that you like. We used a black paint pen to add a dash pattern on a few pumpkins.
Step 4: Start tying your pumpkins onto the thread or twine. Leave a tail of at least 8 inches on one end of thread and then double knot the thread around the stem of the first pumpkin. We nestled the thread underneath the stem so that it hides.
Step 5: Keep adding pumpkins, being sure to keep them all equidistant from each other. Once you add all of your pumpkins, leave another 8 inch tail of thread on the opposite end of the garland.
Hang your garland and get ready for fall! If you’re ready for more fall goodness, check out our other ideas here, and hit up the Michaels blog to see what new ideas the other Michaels Makers have for you. xoxo
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