Hello October, and hello chilly afternoons and shorter days. The leaves are changing and turning beautiful shades of red, burnt orange and gold, and the displays of pumpkins and all things Fall throughout the markets totally have me feeling inspired. Yes, I’m officially in craft mode and focusing on richer earthier tones for the season, which brings Pantone 2015 color of the year to mind. Marsala is a rich and warm hue that completely reminds me of Fall and I’ve been itching to do a project with it for some time. It’s a shade of red with brown and orange undertones and looks gorgeous in fashions, home decor, and design and quickly turned into the focal point for today’s simple DIY.
Cue the paint & mini pumpkins.
Just a few shades of paint from Martha Stewart’s craft line is all you need to transform these darling mini pumpkins into Pantone color swatches that of course were created to resemble Marsala 18-4813.
PANTONE PAINTED PUMPKINS
Masking or painters tape
Martha Stewart Paint Colors: Chipotle (brick red), Chamomile (yellow), Root Beer Float (brown), & Wedding Cake (white)
2 paint brushes with a straight edge
Wrap your pumpkins with a strip of the masking tape, starting near the center of each pumpkin. Make sure the edges are tightly sealed.
Paint the bottom portion of your taped off pumpkin white (2-3 coats). Allow to dry.
Once white paint has dried, remove masking/painters tape.
Mix brick red, yellow & brown paint together to achieve a color that resembles Pantone Marsala.
Paint the remaining portion of your pumpkin in the Marsala inspired hue, making sure to line up your edges, so the white & masala paint colors meet. Apply 2-3 coats and allow to dry.
Once dry, using a fine point Sharpie, write the word PANTONE in all caps on the white center potion of your pumpkin.
Write the color number 18-1438 directly beneath it and they’re ready to display!
Dress up your mantle with this chic and modern mini pumpkin decor, or display them as a centerpiece at your next Fall gathering.
Pantone has such a fabulous selection of colors to choose from for the season. What are your favorites? I’d love to know!
More on the way soon.
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