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? DIY Cheap and Classy Fall Centerpiece ? Perfect Thanksgiving Table Decor 2019 ?

? DIY Cheap and Classy Fall Centerpiece ? Perfect Thanksgiving Table Decor 2019 ?


We’re starting off with the cold porcelain pumpkin planter
(talk about alliteration!). If you don’t want to paint the porcelain itself, you might
want to paint the pumpkin less a fluorescent color before
you start. You work with small pieces, taking a bit of cold porcelain
and smooshing it out pretty flat with your fingers. Then you just press it directly onto the pumpkin, all the
way around. I left the top and the bottom free of porcelain. This will take a few days to cure, and you will have a
pumpkin like this. Don’t worry if it looks bumpy, pumpkins
are naturally bumpy! This is my cold porcelain. I’ll be doing a video about
recipes and tricks for use sometime soon for those who are
curious. After it’s cured, you are going to pick your colors. I am
basing this on a Blue Doll pumpkin, so I am mixing a sage
green and some black acrylic paints until I like the base
color. Then I just paint it on. The hole in the bottom was a failed experiment of removing
the styrofoam! Here’s my inspiration pumpkin. I am going to try to copy
some of the color variations to my little guy. I’ll start by dry brushing a lighter shade on the pumpkin,
mostly on the tops and the high points of the ridges. Next, I will mix a slightly darker shade of my green, and do
the same thing in the valleys between the ridges. Don’t worry if it looks harsh at first, just keep blending
it out. Now, I will go over it one more time with a lighter shade
and just blend everything nicely until there are no harsh
lines. And lastly, pop in some fake florals that match your color
scheme. Next up we have the forest topiary pumpkins. I did these in
two styles. You start with a pumpkin painted in a natural shade of
green. This first one is using reindeer moss from the Dollar Tree. Working in small sections, put hot glue on the pumpkin, and
then being careful not to burn yourself, press the moss into
the glue. Cover the pumpkin in moss. Don’t worry about the bottom. the
hot glue! The next one will use preserved forest moss I believe I got
from JoAnn’s. We will cover this one in the same manner as the other one. Gather you chosen fake plants. I love these mushrooms from JoAnn’s, and I will have an
upcoming tutorial on how to make these. Decorate your topiary with the flora! Some you can stick right into the styrofoam pumpkin, and
some you will need to hot glue in place. How you place things on there is purely a matter of your own
color scheme and tastes. Get creative! Here’s how they both turned out. The last one is the rustic farmhouse pumpkin. I advise using a light color to paint the pumpkin first. You will need plaster cloth, any brand. You can also use plaster of Paris and medical gauze. I’ll
give details on that in a future video. Cut a pile of strips from your plaster cloth. Just briefly dip each strip into room temperature water, and
then smooth it onto your pumpkin. We do this all the way around. I don’t worry about the
bottom, it won’t be seen. I like to lie the strips all going one direction, but you
can mix it up. They will have a bit of a textile pattern
showing through the plaster, a bit like how a cast looks. This floral foam block with the plastic still on it is great
for holding the pumpkin as I work and when it cures. Which
will take about 24 hours to fully dry depending on humidity. I didn’t want to wait that long, so here we are about 4
hours later! I get impatient! I found this cool triple texture twine (more alliteration!)
at Habitat for Humanity Re-Store. This metal “Thankful” is from Dollar Tree and has been spray
painted black. These burlap leaves are also from Dollar Tree. I’m just tying a simple knot in the twine first to keep
everything together better. Starting on the bottom of the pumpkin, put a fairly generous
glop of hot glue, and carefully press the knot you just
made into it. You can even push it into the pumpkin. Now we will wrap the twine around the pumpkin using the
valleys as guides. Like this. These pumpkin lumps aren’t uniform! When you’re done add another glob of glue to secure the top. This is some sort of softwood stick from my yard. I am just scoring it a bit with the utility knife. Then I
will snap it off. This becomes our pumpkin stem! We’re going to glue on this “Thankful” to the front of the
pumpkin. Be very careful! This part is easy to burn yourself
doing. Here’s where my impatience works against me. Since the
plaster still had a lot of moisture, I was having some
trouble getting the glue to stay put. Trim the stems down on the burlap leaves, and stick them to
the top. All done! I used some candle holders, a large platter, and fake fruits
all from thrift stores, Dollar Tree fall leaves, a glitter
crow from Micheal’s that I toned down with black chalk
paint, and pinecones from the yard to style the rest of the
centerpiece. Thanks for watching! Hope you enjoyed! Please like and
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