October 23, 2011

Candy Corn Pumpkin: Kim’s unFootball Sunday

Welcome again to (un)Football Sunday! If you've missed the last few weeks, you can read all about (un)Football Sundays here and catch up on the previous projects (Traci's split pea pumpkins and Alissa's fall mantle).

Today, I'm very excited to have Kim from NewlyWoodwards guest posting! Don't worry Kim, we don't mind that you're actually a football fan, I'm just happy to have you here! Kim has some great DIY projects on her blog and I am majorly jealous of her sewing skills, but I'm most amazed by the top to bottom renovation she and her hubby just completed on her new home!

But today, Kim is here to share a very cute candy corn pumpkin, so I'll let her take it away:


Hi I'm Kim from NewlyWoodwards, and I'm thrilled to be hanging out at DIY Newlyweds today. Jenny and I share a love for all things pretty, renovation and DIY.

I know that the context of Jenny's unFootball Sunday party is to get away from the television on days when football dominates the living room. In truth, I'm actually a huge Chicago Bears fan and usually find my Sundays in front of the television with my husband cheering my favorite team. (Shh.... don't tell Jenny. She may kick me out of this party.) I've even braved the subzero weather to watch them in person. That's die-hard.

But, I was excited to take an opportunity to take on a fall project for the sake of unFootball Sundays. Since moving into our new house in September, I've been more focused on unpacking boxes and getting settled than decorating for fall. Now is the time! So, a few Sundays ago, I set to the task. My inspiration.

I know. There is a LOT of inspiration in this photo. This is a picture from the pumpkin patch where I picked up pumpkins. I know. I'm loving all the colors, the topiary, the wreath. (And I may have spent a small fortune to bring some of these pumpkins home for our porch.) But, I zoomed in on that candy corn pumpkin.

Is that not the CUTEST thing ever? I decided I must make myself a candy corn pumpkin or two while my husband was parked in front of Sunday football. It's so simple, I finished it over the course of a few downs. (Ryan was yelling the score out the window while I painted.) All you'll need - pumpkins, painter's tape, white and yellow spray paint. I had everything on-hand from other projects. (I have a mini spray paint store in the house.) I tried to find my most cone-shaped pumpkins. Luckily, I had about 45 pumpkins to choose from. Tape off the pumpkins first.

Spray white on the top first. I found it works best to take off the tape almost immediately after spraying. The lines aren't perfect, which I'm okay with. I did try to clean them up a little, but I also call it character.

After drying, spray with yellow on the bottom. Same process.

If you have any overspray that's bugging you, use my secret weapon. (Which also works pretty darn well when you spill a can of paint on newly-refinished hardwood floors. Hypothetically.)

And with that, you have a candy corn pumpkin. With plenty of time to catch the remainder of the game. Or, if it's more your style, start another project.

Easy, right? And here are my newest pumpkins showing off in the kitchen. (Check out our full kitchen here.)

While I was spray painting, I also sprayed that scale I found at the antique store. It's perfect, right? Thanks for having me, Jenny. And if you want to check in on what we are up to over at NewlyWoodwards, stop over anytime!


michelle@decorandthedog said...

Hahaha. I love this series. Boo to football but yay to Kim's sweet candy corn pumpkins!

Michael Wurm Jr said...

you are soooo lucky to have the amazing kim posting on your site!! love her to pieces! and what a cute pumpkin! love it!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Thanks so much for having me. I'm honored. And I'm glad I was motivated to actually finish a fall project. Thanks!

Shannon said...

These are so stinkin cute. I'm heading to the pumpkin patch tomorrow so I'll be on the lookout for cone shaped ones for sure. Thanks for the awesome idea Kim!

E-A-G-L-E-S Eagles!!!