November 8, 2016

Spray Painting Pumpkins & How to Keep from Rotting

As a blogger, this Fall I completely failed at decorating and doing DIY projects for this season, but I did manage to squeeze in one!   Last year I did the exact same project of spray painting pumpkins (since I love me some white pumpkins) , but they started to rot rather quickly so I never blogged about them. This year, however,  my pumpkins have lasted 2 months so far and since I consider that a success I thought I would share what I did differently this year. 

The past two years I have bought my pumpkins from our local grocery. They come in bags of about 8 pumpkins and I try to choose the ones without a lot of brown spots, as these are the areas I find that begin to mold the fastest. 

Once I brought them home I used clorox germicidal bleach wipes and gave them a wipe down. Last year I soaked them in a water and bleach solution, but that got messy and time consuming so I much preferred using the wipes this year. The main thing I did this year that I think made all the difference was that after I I cleaned the pumpkins with the bleach wipes is that I left them sit on our countertops for a week to completely dry and rid them of any moisture. Then after a week of drying,  I took them outside, covered their stems with painters tape and spray painted them using Rust-oleum Primer and Paint in glossy white. Once they dried,  I trimmed back the pumpkins with the longer stems and then I took them inside and began decorating!!

I decided to put our pumpkins on our living room mantle so that I could enjoy them daily since I had no other fall decor out.  I love how neutral they are, but how they give a little season festivity to the space. 

I put the remaining pumpkins in my wooden bowl that I have on our media console and LOVE since it resembles a dough bowl but only costs $25!

I have thoroughly enjoyed these pumpkins these last 2 months, but I'm pretty excited to replace them with Christmas decor soon! I have always waited until after Thanksgiving to start decorating for Christmas but I don't think this year I can wait so stay tuned!

Want to stay up to date with more of my home decor, DIY, lifestyle and other posts?  Then follow me along on any of the following so you won't miss out:) 


  1. All the pictures and other content is amazing and i also want you to check images for valentines day 2020

  2. On the off chance that you need to investigate more with hues, you can scan for various hues advisors.Paint Calculator