One of the things I love most about Fall are the pumpkins! And decorating them of course! Each year I complete a variety of no-carve pumpkins for the blog, inspired by many of my favorite things! Last year it was the unicorn and press for champagne! This year, an ode, to the chicest and prettiest door around, That Pink Door. I’m sure you’re familiar with #thatpinkdoor. The home with the famous door is located in Palm Springs, and actually has its own hashtag and instagram page. That Pink Door has also become an epic backdrop for tons of insta pics, and a tourist attraction as well. Sadly, I have yet to see the door in person, even after a visit to Palm Springs a few years back, but believe me it’s on my bucket list! I’m crushing on the door hard!
Until I can hop on a plane and make it back to Palm Springs, That Pink Door Pumpkins will have to do! That and the door in my office that I recently painted pink, inspired by the beautiful door in Palm Springs!
The pop of pink against the white pumpkins is perfection! The tiny little air plants on either side of the door are meant to mimic what I believe to be the agave plants on the real pink door. The doorknob is made from glitter and hot glue.
To be honest, this DIY is a little time-consuming, hence the time-lapse video, but totally worth it! This is actually the first video I’ve ever published! Though not perfect, it’ll give you a clear idea of how to make That Pink Door pumpkin.
Be sure to head over to pinterest or instagram to see the real version of the door. It’ll be easy to fine, I promise.
THAT PINK DOOR PUMPKIN – DIY
2-3 medium/small-sized ghost pumpkins, wiped clean.
Removeable and cuttable white vinyl cut down to rectangular size. For the small pumpkin I cut my vinyl 4″ length x 1 1/4″ width. The vinyl for the medium pumpkin is 6 inches length x 2 inches width.
iCraft 3D white foam squares. They come in two different sizes. That Pink Door has 27 squares total, in 3 rows of 9, so you’ll need 27 foam squares for each door.
Acrylic Pink Paint. I used Martha Stewart Crafts. A mix of Poodle Skirt and Camellia Pink.
Hot glue gun.
Silver Glitter. I use Martha Stewart glitter.
2 small air plants or similar for each door.
Silver permanent pen for address numbers.
Paint the vinyl strips in 3 coats of pink. Allow to dry.
Paint 27 foam squares pink and allow to dry.
Once foam squares are dry, remove them one by one and place each onto the vinyl, leaving a small space for the door surround. The foam squares should be in a row of 3 across and 9 down. You might have to adjust the squares a bit, to make sure they’re even. They re-adhere easily.
Paint the excess white on the foam squares pink, to match the door. Set aside to dry.
While the door is drying, heat up the hot glue gun and squeeze strips of thin glue onto parchment paper. The strips of glue should be 1 inch long each. These will be your doorknobs.
Sprinkle the hot glue strips with glitter quickly before it dries.
Remove glittered doorknob from parchment and attach it to the 7th square on the far right side of the fully dried pink door, using a dab of hot glue. Allow 5 minutes to dry.
Once dry, peel the paper off the back of the vinyl ( pink door) and place it on the center of a white pumpkin.
Using the silver pen, draw the address #1100 to the left of the door, about halfway (5 squares down.)
Glue 1 air plant to each side of the door and allow another 5 minutes to dry.
Repeat these steps to make as many of the Pink Door Pumpkins as your heart desires.
Press play to see how it’s done!
Display your pumpkins all Fall long! Just like I did here.
Chic, Modern and perfectly pink, just like that timeless pink door!
Hope you enjoyed today’s no carve pumpkin DIY! If you plan to make give them a try, don’t forget to tag me. I’d also love your feedback on the video since this is my first one.
Thanks for reading and watching!
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