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In this post, we are showing you how to make these stunning ombre pumpkins for Fall table decor.
One of my favorite color combinations for Fall tablescapes is pink, gold, grey and white! I just love how unexpected it is for Fall, and how crisp it looks all pulled together. For this year, we wanted to experiment with creating gold leaf pumpkins for a centerpiece concept. So, it was the perfect opportunity to design a tablescape using this amazing color combination! We hope you love our pink and gray tablescape ideas for Fall. For the gold leaf pumpkin DIY, scroll to the end of the post.
Pink & Gray Fall Table Décor
The foundation of our fall tablescape this year was this light gray table linen. Its soft, organic nature paired perfectly with our crisp white dishes, flat matte black napkins and white Chivari chairs. For a subtle pop of pink on the table, we chose these fun champagne flutes, perfect for celebrating friends and family during the holiday season. Gold flatware complemented our DIY gold leaf pumpkin centerpiece.
To tie the entire look together, we designed a floral full of bold pinks and greenery. The deeper tones included in the arrangement add dimension to the design and are more traditional for Fall. While we chose a natural wooden vessel for our floral, it would also look amazing set inside a white pumpkin!
The highlight of this pink and gray tablescape was most definitely the DIY gold leaf pumpkins! Keep reading for the DIY.
DIY Gold Leaf Pumpkins
- Small Pumpkins or Craft Pumpkins
- Acrylic Craft Paints (3-4 assorted colors; we used 2 shades of pink and bright white)
- Foam paint brushes
- Bristle Paint Brush
- Gold Leaf Sheets
- Water Based Adhesive or gold leaf adhesive
- Paint your craft pumpkins using a foam paint brush and desired acrylic paint color. Keep in mind, that some paint colors may require multiple coats for full coverage. Allow for drying time in between paint coats.
- Using a foam paint brush, cover the pumpkin’s surface area that you would like be covered in gold leaf with a thin layer of adhesive.
- Carefully set a sheet of gold leaf over the wet, applied adhesive. Then, brush over the area with a dry bristle paint brush, gently removing access gold leaf and setting the remainder into place.
- Repeat this process for each pumpkin, varying placement of the gold leaf for the most interesting visual result. We covered the top portion, bottom portion and side portions of our pumpkins; also varying the base color of acrylic paints. Tip: Cover your work area, as gold leaf can be sticky, adhering to your work surface during the application process.
We hope you are inspired to create your own gold leaf pumpkins, either to be used for decoration or to grouped together for a Fall centerpiece!