As many of my friends already know, I have a slight attraction to the color gold.... okay, they might describe it as a bit of an infatuation, but either way, I find myself drawn to this metallic hue. Whether it may be a metallic gold clutch or just a small shimmering detail, I'm completely head-over-heels! So when I came across an ad featuring pumpkins accented with gold leaf, I knew I had to try it for myself. Although Halloween has come and gone, this is a great way to transition your pumpkins into more festive decor for your Thanksgiving company.
DIY: GOLD LEAF PUMPKINS
Here's What You'll Need:
- Painter's Tape
- Gold Leaf (I used this)
- Paint Brush
- Spray Adhesive
- Start by sectioning off a part of the pumpkin you would like to gold leaf with painter's tape. I also used newspaper to cover the rest of the pumpkin to protect it from the spray adhesive.
- Carefully spray your adhesive on the section of the pumpkin you have taped off. A thin, even coat works best; you don't need much!
- Apply the gold leaf according to the package's directions and gently pat with a soft, dry brush.
- Slowly peel back the waxed paper and softly pat the gold leaf so it adheres to the pumpkin. Repeat as necessary until you have reached the desired affect.
- Lastly, find a place to display your new golden fall decor!