All of my favorite DIY sites are chock full of white pumpkins right now. Whether you go with the real deal or fake ones, they can get pretty pricey the more you buy. Whip up some homemade chalk paint and you can turn even the most inexpensive crazy colored pumpkins into matte white Baby Boos for sophisticated fall decorating.
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Small fake pumpkins – I’m using the brightest glittery little pumpkins to demonstrate how well this chalk paint covers in one coat. I found these at my local dollar store for 25 cents each!
Latex paint, a small container for mixing, white non-sanded grout, a paint brush, drop cloth, a little water, an implement for mixing, and a tablespoon sized measuring spoon. Anything used for this project should not make any future contact with food items.
My little pumpkins have removable stems so I’m pulling them out before I paint. If yours aren’t removable, you can paint around the stem or cover them with painters tape.
To make the chalk paint, add 1 tablespoon of non-sanded grout into the small container. Add a little bit of water and stir thoroughly to make a paste.
I really like this mixing implement as it lets me smash up any globs of dry grout. Keep stirring until your paste is smooth.
Add one quarter to one third of a cup of paint to the grout paste and mix thoroughly.
Working quickly, paint your pumpkins over a drop cloth. I’m painting the top portion first and will paint the bottom later. Chalk paint dries quickly and will get thicker as it dries so it’s best to whip up the mixture right before you want to paint. And it does NOT store well so I make it up in small batches so I don’t make too much and then waste it.
Allow the painted portion to fully dry. Then make up another small batch of chalk paint to cover the bottom half. One coat of chalk paint totally covers up the bright purple glitter!
Once the bottom portion has dried, replace the stem. I actually don’t like the plastic stem my pumpkins came with, so I’m opting for a few trimmed sticks from my backyard.
Watch the step-by-step video tutorial below. All proceeds from this video (and the channel) are also donated to no-kill shelters and rescue organizations. Watch, like, subscribe, and share to help raise monthly donations! ❤❤❤