October 26, 2015

Glittered Painted Purple Pumpkin + DIY Pumpkin Challenge Entries


diy glittered purple painted pumpkinGlittered Painted Purple Pumpkin…

(say that 3 times – HEHE)

I can’t believe 2015 is almost over! October is flying right past me.

Each month I do a DIY challenge and this month’s assignment was to create pumpkins. In addition to the monthly challenge, I also give each participant an “assignment” which could be a color, theme, or material that needs to be incorporated into the item that needs to be made.

I decorated my pumpkin with metallic purple paint and purple tinsel glitter (my “assignment” was to incorporate glitter). I wanted it to be a bit girly, so I can give it to my niece. Right now, it’s sitting on a shelf in my office. (See my office tour here.)

You KNOW I love simple DIY projects, so this DIY pumpkin was easy-peasy.

diy painted pumpkin

Here’s what you need:

Here’s what you need to do:

Step 1

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Step 2

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Step 3

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Step 4

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Here are some of the other pumpkins that were made for the DIY pumpkin challenge:

diy pumpkin white with rhinestones

How cute is this pumpkin Tynia made? I seriously want this for myself! Her assignment was “greenery”.

diy paper pumpkins to hold candy

Miranda’s assignment was to use paper. She made these paper pumpkins for her son’s Fall Festival. They hold candy. Cute!!

feather pumpkin

Ricardo’s assignment was “feathers”. I love everything about this! It reminds me of Mardi Gras here in New Orleans. Ricardo’s a fellow Interior Designer. Make sure you follow him on Instagram to check out his amazing room designs!

fabric pumpkin

I had to ask Tammy to tell me how to make these fabric pumpkins, because I have some burgundy fabric that I really want to use to make my own. Her assignment was fabric.


And, since we’re doing a giveaway each month for these DIY challenges, here’s what I’m giving away this month:

see jane work mousepad


It’s the SEE JANE WORK Mousepad & Coaster set in white. I’m doing a big collaboration with SEE JANE WORK in a couple weeks and it’s going to be super fun! Can’t wait to share the details with you guys. The winner of the Mousepad & Coaster set is Miranda!! Miranda, email me your address at hello[at]whitneyjdecor[dot]com or contact me here.

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Have you done a DIY pumpkin recently? What do you think about ours? I’d love to hear your thoughts! Leave a comment below.

Till next time,



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whitney j decor | whitney jones | new orleans interior designer | new orleans decorator | nola interior designer | nola decorator

I’m a self-proclaimed foodie with a love of all things HOME. I’m at my best when color & coffee is involved, but you can also bribe me with crawfish, bread pudding, and/or hibachi. New Orleans born and bred, it’s how I’ve learned to be confident in my use of unique patterns, bold color, and space planning when transforming my clients’ homes! Welcome to Whitney J Décor!

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