Marvelous mondays: gilded pumpkins

8 October 2012

Of all the options out there for decorating with pumpkins, adding gold accents is my top pick. Five of my favorite examples:

Top to bottom: Country Living | Martha Stewart | Martha Stewart | Twig & Thistle | Martha Stewart

I particularly love when they’re mixed with cream and natural pumpkins — gives a little earthiness to this glam look! If you’re interested in trying this (I am!), I think the key is to get a darker, more yellow gold than white gold spray paint. I found some tips for gilding here, too, if you choose to go that route!

Have you picked out/embellished pumpkins this year? We’re hoping to get ours this weekend — since we don’t carve, they might last through Thanksgiving!

5 Responses to “Marvelous mondays: gilded pumpkins”

  1. I love gilded pumpkins! I like to go that route, but Michael gets *really* into carving each year. I’m excited to see what you & John decide to do with your pumpkins this year!

  2. Em

    Meredith, if this was a post about pumpkin carving ideas, yours and Michael’s would definitely be included! I LOVE what you guys come up with, and look forward to seeing your new creations every year! :)

  3. I love number 2! The natural with gold accents. I really would love to do the address pumpkin this year though, it’s such a fun addition!

  4. Shelby

    Love these! My favorite trend this year is the gold chevron on pumpkins!