Distressed Pumpkin Marquee
Cooler weather will be here before we know it and when it does, I get excited about plaid, blankets, apple cider, and caramel apples from our local farmer’s market. My favorite place to visit in the Fall is the local pumpkin farms. We love to grow pumpkins in Oregon and the farms try to out do each other with how “big” they can make their Harvest events. All my son cares about is whether they have a tractor ride out to the pumpkin field. For me, as long as they have a variety of different kinds of pumpkins, I am happy. Some of my favorite pumpkin varieties are the blue or white ones. If you want to get your hands on these, you have to go early in the season because they sell out fast!
When I saw Heidi Swapp’s newest Pumpkin Marquee I knew it would be fun to give it that classic distressed look with the White Wash Distress Kit. Since the pumpkin marquee comes black, you don’t need to do much. Just roughly paint it with the foam brush in the Distress Paint Kit and let it dry.
I added a fun distressed paper from the new We R Memory Keeper’s Typecast collection by tracing the pumpkin insert and cutting the paper out. I then assembled the marquee according to the box’s directions.
I added a floral pick and tulle to the top with hot glue as an embellishment. I snipped the end of the pick with wire cutters so that it would lay flush on the top of the pumpkin. It dresses it up nicely.
I love adding little autumn touches to my home as the seasons change. This distressed pumpkin is the perfect way to start.
Supplies: Heidi Swapp Halloween Lights Pumpkin Marquee, Heidi Swapp WhiteWash Distress Kit, We R Memory Keepers Typecast Paper Pad, Floral Picks, and Tulle ALL can be found at your local Michael’s Store