I can hardly believe it’s October, let alone the end of it! We have been in the 70’s all last week and then yesterday we had a wind advisory with a high of 43. They are forecasting snow by the end of the week! ☃️
One thing I have found challenging with decorating a new house that is also your first house: you just don’t have stuff to decorate with. We are definitely making progress but that’s with every day décor. The holidays bring a whole other level to the challenge. I still wanted our house to look like fall even if the weather didn’t agree but I didn’t want to spend much at all. When I saw those pumpkin pails kids use for hauling all their treats for only a buck, an idea was born. 🎃
Onto the Pumpkin Pail DIY:
I bought 4 of those pails (3 orange and 1 teal) and some white spray paint. I wanted one to be teal since that fits the décor of our house best and thought I’d use it on our dining table as a centerpiece. It also matches the only placemats I own. (I did look for fall themed ones but tan is so not my color.)
With the other orange pails, I spray painted them white. It took a little more work than I thought it would, but isn’t that part of DIY? Anyway, I taped off the black handles because I wasn’t sure if I wanted to get rid of them. (I am seeing wall décor of pumpkin pails in the future maybe.) It also took an extra coat on the outside (3 total). I also ended up using some dark acrylic paint I already had on hand to paint the inside. The reason for this was the orange from the inside still showed through when in the wrong lighting.
After they were dry, I put them in place with fake flowers left over from our wedding. Recycling at it’s finest!
I think the flower afros are a bit hilarious but Landon thinks they are cool. I’ll consider that a win in my book. Bonus: I can turn the jack-o-lantern faces around after Halloween and then they are just plain pumpkins to bring us to Thanksgiving. 🎃 –> 🦃 = 🙌🏼