The word “autumn” probably conjures up thoughts of hot apple cider, candy corn, and pumpkins. Has the word “painting” ever popped up in your fall vocabulary? Probably not. However, it’s time to change that tendency, because even if home painting or exterior painting are on the back burner for the time being, you should be painting pumpkins this fall at home in Bethesda, MD.
My home painting experts at Benchmark Painting & Carpentry curated four fun ideas for painting pumpkins, and they’re versatile enough to appeal to a chic interior decorator or a five-year-old kid.
Team Spirit Pumpkins
It’s football season right now. There’s no better way to show who you’re rooting for than a nice, fat pumpkin painted with the logo or team colors. Whether you’re going to paint the Baltimore Raven or Washington Redskins emblem, or splash on some purple and black or burgandy and gold, you can pump up the team…with a painted pumpkin. You may want to do a whole new exterior painting makeover in your team’s colors, but this way, you can show your team spirit without riling up your neighbors too badly.
To give your home’s curb appeal a boost without going crazy with the exterior painting, try painting a pumpkin with your home’s address numbers. It can be tricky to see a home’s address since it gets dark so quickly in the fall, and painting a pumpkin with glow-and-the-dark paint may be the answer for brightening up your front porch—and guiding trick or treaters to your front door. Simply track your address numbers onto a pumpkin, and paint with a craft brush and glow-in-the dark paint. ‘Tis the season to spook up your house!
Pumpkins are a great canvas for lots of trendy designs. With the help of acrylic paint and painter’s tape, you can decorate a pumpkin with bold color block designs, chevron, or chic stripes. It’s the perfect craft for inexperienced painters, kids, and busy adults.
You’ll stun guests with your creative and cost-effective decorations that provide a seasonal touch and pop of color — with a minimal amount of time spent on this seasonal decorative craft.
Get Crazy With Decals
You don’t have to worry about a perfect paint job with the help of sticker decals. From bats to witches to candy corn decals, your options are endless—and you can find them at your local arts and crafts store. All you’ll need to do is paint your pumpkin in a color that easily offsets the color of the decal, and then stick the decal onto your pumpkin. Voila—you’re finished.
At Benchmark Painting & Carpentry, we are committed to helping you with whatever home painting advice you need. Interior painting, exterior painting, commercial painting, and basic carpentry are just a few ways we serve the Bethesda, MD and Chevy Chase, MD areas. Contact us online or give my painters a call at 301-949-1100.