A Chevron and Metallic Halloween

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One of my most absolute favorite prints is a chevron print. I went crazy for a chevron print pumpkin on the cover of Country Living this month and thought I’d try to recreate the idea. Instead of hand painting the pumpkin, I simply bought some silver and gold metallic enamel spray paint and painters tape. I ended up only turning one of the pumpkins into a chevron print, the rest coated in either stark silver or gold. *Note for your sanity: creating a chevron print on a pumpkin requires a lot of patience! I am a perfectionist, so I kept aiming to re-tape the pumpkin until it the pattern was perfect (which never happened). If you are someone who wants an absolute symmetrical print, then I suggest hand painting over spray painting.
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Here are all the tools and steps:

(1) Enamel metallic spray paint, which can be found at any hardware store. Painters tape, the size depends on your preference and how thick you want your lines, I went with a standard 1 inch size. Don’t worry about the paintbrush, I bought it for touch-ups but it’s unnecessary since we are using spray paint!

(1) Enamel metallic spray paint, which can be found at any hardware store. Painters tape, the size depends on your preference and how thick you want your lines, I went with a standard 1 inch size. Don’t worry about the paintbrush, I bought it for touch-ups but it’s unnecessary since we are using spray paint!

(2) Cut strips of paint so they are all same in length, mine were about 3.5 inches.

(3) At first I began taping on the actual pumpkin, this soon became difficult as the pattern started turning uneven. I just prepared a zig zag pattern on my coffee table and then transferred it onto the pumpkin. I used the bottom of a magazine and the bottom of my coffee table as a means to make sure the pattern stayed symmetrical. 

To spray: I stood the pumpkin on a can of food and then sprayed the pumpkin with the gold metallic paint (this ensured I got most of the bottom of the pumpkin covered).

(4) Voila! As you can see, my chevron pumpkin is not by any means perfect, but it sure looks cute alongside the other metallic pumpkins, and definitely adds a chic, glamourous touch to this years Halloween and Fall decor.

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A Halloween centerpiece: some skulls with candy corn filled in an apothecary jar, surrounded by gourds.

Happy Halloween decorating!


Xo, d.

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1 Comments

  1. I love it!

    Posted 10.9.13 Reply
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