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3 Decorative Pumpkins | 1 is a Pottery Barn Knock Off

3 Decorative Pumpkins | 1 is a Pottery Barn Knock Off

Coming up on this episode of “Designed to
the Nines”… this episode was shot under hurricane durress but I still got three
decorative pumpkin projects for you if that sounds good to you stay tuned Welcome to Designed to the Nines, I’m
NataLee Callahan and if this is the first time we’re meeting welcome to my
channel if you enjoy learning about DIY and home decor then you are in the right
place and I’d ask me to consider subscribing to my channel below and
turning the notifications on so you don’t miss a thing and I would love it
if you joined me. now I’ve got three great decorative pumpkin projects for
you today but before we get started I wanted to give a little shout-out to
what might be my youngest subscriber that I’m aware of anyways Sophia hey
Sophia thank you so much for watching and really appreciate your support and I
hope you keep watching! so let’s get started we are going to be making some
pumpkin topiaries so I picked up these foam pumpkins and they are honestly one
of the cheapest looking pumpkins I have ever seen
but the goal is to kind of give them a faux stone faux cement with moss on
them effect when I first had this idea I really wanted to do real Cement pumpkins
then I decided that I just wanted to do something a little bit simpler that has
that same kind of look and feel so the first thing that we’re going to need to
do for our pumpkins is get rid of all of these rough ridges so what I’m going to
do is I’m just going to sand them down a little bit and then there’s like this
little seam where they put the two pumpkin halves together I’m sure they
use some sort of mold and then put them together and there’s a seam and I’m
going to just take a little bit of this dry dex spackling and try to kind of
fill in that seam a little bit and then we’ll let it dry and then come back and
sand it a little bit and then they will be prepared for our cement spray paint
it’s Rustoleum’s cement and there is a technique of spraying styrofoam because
you can melt the styrofoam if you don’t do it right
set the pumpkins aside and now we’ve got to do the kinda like the base for the
topiary and what I decided to use was some terracotta pots now orange does go
with Halloween but I feel that if we are doing like an aged mossy cement pumpkin
that we can’t just leave these alone we kind of need to give them an aged patina
as well and we’re gonna age them with a little white chalk paint and I have got
to put on my gloves did you notice in the last segment I did treat myself
it will probably be totally ruined by the end of this episode okay so I’m
gonna just be taking some white chalk paint this one’s by folk art just kind
of brush it on in like random spots then I’ve got just a little bit of water here
and a paper towel just get it wet and then kind of do a whitewash take your
wet paper towel and do the same thing on the inside so now it’s time to paint our
pumpkins in this rustoleum cement paint the secret here is lots of little light
coats and you don’t want to get too close you want to stay about 12 inches
away then we will flip them over and do the tops I picked up this dowel at
Michael’s it was about $…1 I didn’t even use a coupon but now we’re gonna
measure it in half it’s about 36 inches so half is 18 normally I would use my
saw but I know not everybody has a saw and so I wanted to show you another
option especially something like a dowel I picked up this little hacksaw at
Dollar Tree we’re simply just going to use it to cut it right in half now we’re
gonna pull out our trusty gel stain it’s like the bottomless stain I’ve used this
for a million projecst and I simply just got one of my husband’s garage paper
towels you could use whatever you have on hand and I’m just gonna run a quick
stain on this dowel so our pumpkins are
completely dry we did the best we could and it still did eat a little bit of the
foam this is not going to matter so much
because we are going to be adding some paint we are going to be adding some
moss so that’s okay as far as the cement spray paint I think on the styrofoam
you’d have been fine just using gray paint honestly you could probably try
grey chalk paint and you probably would have had a better result that’s my
honest feedback and we’re going to pull out our white chalk paint and we are
going to add a little bit of dimension a little bit of a chalky finish kind of to – whoa! I left some chalk paint on my brush and put it in a ziploc bag I thought it
would be okay. it was not. live and learn a ziploc bag isn’t fool proof we want
this to go on actually pretty dry I put some paint on and then I’m going to dab
a lot of it off dab it into the ribs and then a little bit on top here so I’m
just going to do this to the rest of the pumpkins then I’ll meet you in the
kitchen I really just wanted to find an excuse to come in my newly backsplashed
kitchen if you haven’t seen that video I’ll put the link above we’re gonna take
some of this Moss that I picked up from the Dollar Tree and we’re gonna blend it and I know that seems kind of odd but I didn’t want chunky Moss I don’t think
we’re gonna need that much so just a little bit I want to assemble our
topiaries first we’ve already added our foam and then we’re gonna add our dowel
right to the center so that’s in there sturdy I don’t want to push this through
so what I’m going to do is I’ve got my drill it’s pretty easy to do we’re gonna
put on our first one facing at that direction we want if you want to reinforce you can use a
little East 6000 our hot glue or a kind of a combination of both
we’re going to take some of our matte Mod Podge and just kind of brush a little on
the top as well as going down the rib of the pumpkin a little bit we’re going to
take our moss smoothie and grab a little pinch of it and just sprinkle it and kind
of tap it down if you want to see another Pottery Barn
dupe, you’re gonna want to stick with me to the very end that’s my last project so
our second project is as I found these kind of paper mache pumpkins at Joanne’s
and I thought that they were so cute and I decided that I wanted to decoupage
them and cover them with some fun fabric now I selected these two fun fabrics the
first one is kind of a black and white polka dot and the second one is kind of
like a smaller Buffalo check and I did this because I’m actually gonna put
these on my front porch I know that sounds crazy because they’re paper mache
but I think that once we cover them in fabric and then I also have this
waterproofing spray that I’m gonna put on them and they’re not going to be in
direct water it’s a covered porch and I’m going to kind of put them in the
back area you don’t just have to use fabric there’s lots of options when
decoupaging obviously you could use tissue paper you can use napkins you could use
this Buffalo check orange scarf both of these I found out like the Dollar Tree
so those are some options as well but I really liked these fabrics and I kind of
had a vision in my mind for what that would look like so you’ll find that my
style’s a little bit country a little bit rock and roll there’s a little Osmond
plug for you so we have kind of like the gingham and the polka dot which is a
little bit more country but we’re gonna make it a little bit rock and roll
because I’m going to paint the stem and the leaves in kind of bold colors the
stems are actually going to be black and then we are going to paint the leaves in
like a kelly green we’re gonna start by doing the leaves first so we can get
paint all over if we get some on the pumpkin itself it won’t matter because
if we’re going to be decoupaging the best way to do glitter is mixing it in
with the Mod Podge and I went with a gloss because then it will have like a shine I
didn’t want to matte down the glitter because that would kind of defeat the
purpose we’re just gonna very carefully put some of this glitter Mod Podge on the pumpkin. now our glittery leaves have dried I’m
so excited because they turned out fantastic mixing it in with a Mod Podge
makes it so it doesn’t flake off and make a huge mess so anytime I now
glitter anything this is going to be my new technique because otherwise it makes
a huge mess and this way it really contains the glitter you still get the
sparkle it’s time to start mod podge-ing and what we need to do is cut
strips of fabric so the first thing we’re gonna do is find our wider ribs of
the pumpkin and you want to measure at your widest spot and then we’re going to
measure from the base of the stem you always want to take your measurements at
the widest point of the pumpkin we’re gonna touch the stem and we’re going to
measure we’ve got our pieces cut out and now we’re ready to decoupage them on I’m
gonna be using matte Mod Podge I want the gloss versus the matte so I am gonna
use the matte decoupage on the pumpkins you want to brush a decent amount of
decoupage on the back of the fabric making sure it’s pretty saturated we are
going to take our fabric we want the fabric to just meet the stem as you go
you want to just try to work out any wrinkles it’s going to take some
decoupage and put this on the top use the decoupage and your brush to kind of
work it into those crevices working out some of those wrinkles I’m just going to
take some blue painters tape I don’t know I didn’t do this to begin with and
just kind of tape these two leaves up and out of the way so you know I love to do Pottery Barn
dupes… all designer dupes I’ve done a few others as well if you’re interested in
those I’ll put the playlist above but I’ve got another good one for you today
and it is a Pottery Barn kind of Twiggy pumpkin cloche and it has like fairy
lights on it and I just thought it was so cute and it came with a price tag of
about $60 so we’re gonna try to recreate the same look for Less I got this
grapevine off of Amazon and I believe it was about $7 for 15 feet and I had been
trying to go into my local craft store and I couldn’t find one so I went to
Amazon and actually it ended up being cheaper we are gonna try to build the
pumpkin out of this grapevine wreath and hopefully we’ll get a pretty close match
to create the base I create something similar to a nest
leaving a space big enough for my candle to fit in and securing it all together
with strategically placed wires okay so now we have the base for our Twiggy
pumpkin and you can see that the candle fits down in there just fine and now we
need to build the top part of the pumpkin and we are going to cut it off
in sections to form the pumpkin ribs I cut nine inch sections and make sure
each end is secured with a wire either then why are each rib tightly to the
base working in cross sections to finish it off I start out by hot gluing the top
of each rib to the stem just to add a little support while I then weave the
wire in and out creating kind of a web effect and finish it out by wrapping it
around the base of the stem we need to add the finishing touch and onforu
sent me it was actually pretty fortuitous because I actually needed the
fairy lights for this project and they sent me a pack of these fairy lights and
they’re really cute I’ll put the link below and all we need to do is just
twist them into place well my pumpkin projects are done and
overall I am happy with the results I was a little rushed and so they’re not
as perfect as I would like them to be but I am facing threat of hurricane… a
couple of things that I did learn if I were to do these faux cement ones again
I would probably go ahead and splurge and spend more money on a nicer pumpkin
because I think that we would get a much better result but for less than five
dollars for each one it’s a good result but not a great one and I also think if
we were to use these same pumpkins if we went ahead and used chalk paint we would
also get a more smooth better result but they’re cute and I do like them and then
we have our decoupage fabric pumpkins that are just they are so cute they are
they might be my favorite I don’t know you’ll have to let me know
which one is your favorite you will probably be seeing those make an
appearance on my fall front porch coming up here soon and then what do you think
of my pottery barn dupe? I think that that’s a pretty decent look I felt a
little rushed so I think if I had had a little bit more time I could have gotten
it a little bit better but overall I am happy and you know what I’m gonna let
myself off the hook there is a hurricane headed towards my house I do want to let
you know how much we appreciate your support we do feel safe and secure where
we’re at or taking adequate preparations and I’m gonna do the best I can to
update my community page so if you want to keep up to date with that you’re
gonna want to subscribe to my channel below if you liked this episode go ahead
and give me a thumbs up thank you so much for watching now I’ve got to go
busy getting my house ready for a hurricane see ya

80 comments found

  1. Through snow, sleet and even hurricanes…. Designed To The Nines still pumps out fall decor tutorials! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  2. Hi Natalee, I just luv the fall DIY's, especially the decoupaged pumpkins and the topiary too. πŸπŸ˜πŸ‚Thanks for sharing.

  3. Dedicated to the nines!!! Awesome pimped up pumpkins 😍 😍 😍 Thinking of you and yours, sending good vibes and kind intentions your way πŸ’ Here's hoping you'll be unscathed, safe and sound 🀞🀞🀞🀞🀞

  4. If you put your paint brush in a ziplock bag then store it in the refrigerator they keep. LOL use that trick when I was painting the inside of my house.

  5. Beautiful pumpkins, my favorite is the grapevine, just so cool. Yours is better than the Pottery Barn by far. Stay safe.

  6. I really love it thank you so much for sharing β€οΈπŸ‘ πŸŒΉπŸ‘ πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ awesome job pumpkin's looks so beautiful 😊☺️

  7. Be safe out there πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™ send you prayers for you and your family my dear friend keep posted you safe 😘we worry about all of you please be safe πŸ˜˜β€οΈπŸ‘ πŸŒΉπŸ’ God bless you

  8. I’m really enjoying your channel. Your explanations and details on making each item are superiorπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ». I loved all three pumpkin designs. Prayers to you and your family to remain safe during the hurricane πŸ™πŸ».

  9. I like the decoupage pumpkins best. My house flooded during Katrina, now we are a little more inland (I live in Louisiana)

  10. So pretty ! You are right those
    Pumpkins are so cheap looking as is but are a great base for projects and you totally elevated them !! Thanks for sharing πŸ€—πŸ’•

  11. Hey Natalie, the next time that you don't want to wash a paint brush, just put it in a Ziploc bag and throw it in the freezer, it works every single time !!!… I've been doing this for years !!!… I hope this little, tip helps !!! πŸ’ŸπŸ’ŸπŸ’Ÿ

  12. Super sweet!! I just love them all!! You’re a complete doll! Thank you always! Be safe, sending out prayers. XoXo Loved seeing your tile work! Showed the guys what I’ll be going to the kitchen my kitchen, they commits; finally!! Haha!! Thank you! πŸ’«πŸŒ»πŸ’«

  13. Please be safe, hurricanes scare me to death. Ok, can we talk about your hair? Omg, your haircut is so cute on you and I love how it is styled. πŸ‘ Your pumpkins turned out great, love them, great job. TFS! πŸŽƒ

  14. The decoupage pumpkins are my favorite. And the Pottery Barn dupe rocks. Everything is overpriced in stores. Thank you for sharing your talents. You're a beautiful lady. Keep hanging out down south & we'll make a southern girl out of you yet! 😁

  15. Great job! They all turned out great. I think my favorites are the decoupage pumpkins. Super adorable!

    We are getting a lot of rain down here from Dorian. The good news is that it’s slowing down and heading North. Stay dry and safe!

  16. Love all your videos. I love all of these pumpkin projects. I think my favorite is the fabric one, but all beautiful. Please stay safe in that hurricane.

  17. Keep us posted πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

    Those pumpkin diy are so beautiful!!!πŸ‚πŸŽƒπŸ‚
    Thank you and be safe!!!πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

  18. You are one amazingly talented woman! I look forward to your DIY’s & I get so excited when I see you’ve posted something new!
    I think I like the topiaries the best
    The Technique you used on the pumpkins and the little pot really changed the look of them, I love them🧑

  19. Natalie
    The decoupage is my favourite but having said that they all look cute. Great tip about the glitter in the Modpodge. Thank you and be safe. Thinking all of you in the hurricane area. Do hope she change direction. 😍😍

  20. Love the πŸ–€πŸ§‘ decoupage fabric pumpkins the most!!! I wish I had the exact measurements for the fabric. Did I miss that part? Thank you for sharing! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜

  21. Oh my goodness NataLee, she was so excited to hear your shout out!!! Her little cheeks are going to be sore from smiling so big! Thank you for brightening her day, and we will continue praying for your family and everyone in the hurricanes path. Be safe and God bless!
    She wants me to tell you her favorite pumpkins are the black and white ones. πŸ™‚

  22. I like that you are totally honest about what you like and dislike about your projects. You have so much talent!! Loved the decoupage pumpkins the best.

  23. Great job! I’m in Florida and we have purchased all of our supplies. I really pray the hurricane don’t cause anymore damage. I pray the will of Jesus Christ over you and your family

  24. I LOVE these !! I’ll be doing the topiary tomorrow! Thanks so much for the video and I hope you all remain safe during this storm. I’m from Houston so I know what the pressure and stress of a pending Hurricane. Prayers

  25. I love the fabric-covered pumpkins best. Hope you and your home survived Dorian. Now Dorian is headed my way. (I'm near Charleston on the coast.) Best wishes!

  26. They all turned out so adorable! Stay safe!!! The decoupage pumpkins are my favorite. Last year I decoupaged the little DT orange ones. They came out really cute.

  27. Hugzzz and prayers for you and yours!
    You did a great job with the pumpkins! I can't wait to see what you do with the porch. I love outdoor ideas!

  28. Amazing job on these. Love the cloth pumpkins best. Your really amazing doing this during this time. Hugs and stay safe.❀

  29. Another awesome fall diy! I love all of the pumpkins. They look great together as a collection. I think my fav was the twiggy Pottery Barn knock off with the twinkle lights! Can’t wait to see them on your front porch! Amazing job girl!πŸ’•πŸ™Œ

  30. My eye caught the polka dot and gingham pumpkins πŸŽƒ first and to no surprise they are my favorite!!! Love all you do and stay safe!!!

  31. I enjoyed these diys!! My favorite was the decoupage pumpkins!! They were all nice, though!! I love pumpkins, so if you have more ideas, please share with us!! Prayers for you and your family's safety in the hurricane!!

  32. Hi Nat
    Love this pumpkin projects. Great distraction from the hurricane for me because I too am in Fla. I live a couple miles from Jensen Beach. Take ❀ care

  33. It really looks like "Pumpkins" are a big theme in this years Fall decor! I know I am using a lot of them!! LOL! I LOVE the fabric pumpkins!! Stay safe, praying for you guys & other friends we have on the east cost of Florida. πŸ™‚

  34. If you put a light coat of chalk paint before spray paint on foam it creates a barrier from melting the foam with spray paint! I love how you used blender with moss – great idea! TFS! ❀️

  35. Love your pumpkins adorable ❀️ and I pray for your safety GOG BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY β™₯οΈπŸŽƒπŸ˜ŠπŸπŸŒžπŸŒΎπŸΏοΈπŸŽƒπŸ¦Šβ™₯️😊

  36. Girl you are too funny with the Osmond shout-out! I love the decoupaged ones! Your PB dupes are always spot on! 🌻 πŸŽƒπŸ–€

  37. I adore the decoupaged pumpkins!All of them are really cute but the polka dots and gingham fabric is right up my alley. Stay safe prayers for you all!

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