DIY Give Thanks Pumpkin Centerpiece

by katie

I’ve been seeing a lot of painted pumpkins around lately and thought it would be a great idea because I like the idea of keeping my pumpkins around longer than Halloween. I was inspired by Thanksgiving to add a little pizzazz to my coffee table. If you follow me on Instagram, you probably already saw my centerpiece. It was missing something so this is what I came up with.

I started out with a small pumpkin and painted it white with craft paint. I applied two coats to really hide the orange.
After searching online for exactly what I wanted on my pumpkin, I stenciled it out on paper and transferred it with pencil.
I traced the pencil markings with a black paint pen carefully so I wouldn’t peel the white paint off which was definitely harder than I thought. Future crafts like this might be with spray paint instead.
I thought it fit perfectly with the rest of the room and I hope that this little pumpkin lasts until Thanksgiving!

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14 comments

Jenna Owens October 26, 2016 - 1:16 pm

This is so pretty! I really need to get on the painted pumpkin train this year. They look like a lot of fun to make. Thanks for joining us for the Wednesday Showcase!

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Kate Auclair October 27, 2016 - 12:38 am

It was and it took no time at all! Thank you!

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Summer October 26, 2016 - 3:56 pm

The pumpkin is so cute ♥

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Kate Auclair October 27, 2016 - 12:38 am

Thanks!

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steffi October 27, 2016 - 6:03 pm

I love the painted pumpkins, and black candle holders. They look so good together!

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Kate Auclair October 27, 2016 - 11:04 pm

Thank you! 🙂

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Kati October 31, 2016 - 5:48 pm

This looks awesome. I love keeping pumpkins around until Thanksgiving too. Thanks for sharing at the Wednesday Showcase party.

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Kate Auclair November 6, 2016 - 1:30 am

It's one of the easiest ways I've found to transition pumpkins from Halloween to Thanksgiving…so long as you don't carve them of course! Thanks for stopping by!

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Kristine November 2, 2016 - 3:03 am

I'm a HUGE sucker for 'black and white'. This is right up my alley! Thank you for this! #smallvictoriessundaylinkup

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Kate Auclair November 6, 2016 - 1:31 am

Awesome, Kristine! Me, too! Thanks for hopping on over! Love partying with you!

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Amber Harrop November 2, 2016 - 4:10 pm

I love the use of the pumpkin – thank you for sharing on I am PInnable

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Kate Auclair November 6, 2016 - 1:31 am

Thanks for having me! See you next week!

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Erlene - My Pinterventures November 7, 2016 - 1:23 am

Your pumpkin looks great on your table. I can't believe I'm saying this, but we already have some of our Christmas stuff up and my Thanksgiving things are getting put away already 🙁

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April J Harris November 7, 2016 - 9:55 pm

I love this! It's gorgeous and very, very do-able – even for non-crafty folk like me! Featuring at Hearth and Soul this week. Thank you for sharing!

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