Do you remember a time when going to the pumpkin patch meant fall had officially arrived? Well I do and it was a fun activity that occurred back in the day when our kiddos were elementary age.
Sometimes that seems like yesterday and other times so far away.
Today’s project is inspired by a box, pumpkins, fun paint colors and dried flowers. Each element brings forward an element of surprise that you may want to incorporate in your own fall decorating.
Stencil Resources and a New Paint Color for Fall
To get started you’ll need a box; of course you know I built mine using the same style as my fairy garden box here .
The stencils are new and they came from a couple resources that I hope you’ll check out. My friend Karen has a new Etsy shop, Live Creativity Goods here. She’s opened with fall stencils that compliment a cute tile planter box here.
The Pumpkin Patch stencil was from Studio R12 and that awesome paint color is “Stormy Seas” from Dixie Belle Paint.
When it came to choosing paint colors I decided to spice things up and incorporate a base color that is often overlooked for fall. I felt like changing things up a little instead of following seasonal traditions.
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I also used paint colors Terracotta, Rebel yellow, and Muscadine Wine from Dixie Belle Paint. It’s no secret I love this paint and at first, I wasn’t completely sure this combination would work but decided to go with it anyways.
How to Stencil tips can be found here and check out this project for the two tone stencil technique. When it comes to stenciling the key is to dot with your brush, use with very little paint on your brush and slow down. The process is relaxing and it’s something you should enjoy!
Two Tone Stenciling
Applying the two- tone stenciling is a lot of fun and I’d like to encourage you to practice on bare wood before applying to your project. This little tip will give you the confidence to master and achieve the look you’re after.
Use two or three colors from dark to light and begin with the darkest color first. Simply have fun with it and remember this is an accent detail that will make your project unique from what everybody else is doing.
If you’d like to learn this technique in person be sure to check out my workshops here.
Adding finishing Touches
I took dried Snow on the Mountain from my garden and filled mason jars with small stems. It was just a simple touch that lightened the presentation. Once the dried stems filled the jars it seemed like I needed one more element.
You might think I would have gone after mini pumpkins? But guess what I did instead?
I went with a fun ribbon that swirled perfectly with the squiggles from the pumpkin patch stencil. Adding details can make or break a project so remember “Less is More.”
This little project was fun and is a great reminder that you can add just a few fall colors with something unique and still come up with something seasonal that doesn’t follow the crowd.
Now it’s your turn, what kind of pumpkin patch fall box will you come up with?