I had some pumpkins that I painted years ago, that just weren't fitting with my style anymore. I decided to try out the textured paint effect using baking soda to give my decor pumpkins a little makeover!
Baking Soda Textured Paint Pumpkin Make Over
Materials Needed -
- Baking soda
- Paint Brushes
- Dish for paint
- Foam Pumpkins
Step One - Remove stems from pumpkins
Step Two - Mix Paint and Baking soda
This was my first time trying this technique so it was trial and error for me. I used equal parts baking soda and paint, or tried to, in order to achieve the textured look I wanted.
This was the consistency of the paint and baking soda mixture, pretty thick but still able to nicely coat the pumpkins.
Step Three - Paint!
This is a good example of the difference between regular paint (the dark grey) and the textured baking soda and paint mixture (the sage green color).
Here's another view of the difference.
I tried a variety of different colors for this project. I mixed some custom paint colors with paint I had to get the perfect color.
After allowing the paint to dry, I ended up with some that had specs of the baking soda on them. Personally I didn't really mind, I was going for a textured look anyways, but I did just brush off some of them with my hands to smooth it out a bit.
I grabbed some sticks from outside, stuck them in the center and that's it! I love how they turned out. I love doing little projects like this as my style changes over the years to update my decor without having to go out and purchase all new decor! You'd be amazed how much you can change something with a few simple materials!
This project didn't cost me anything, I just used supplies I had on hand. If you were to create this with new supplies you could easily do this for around $5.
- Baking soda
- Paint brushes
- Foam pumpkins