Studded Chalk Paint Pumpkins
I love giving pumpkins a more modern twist than going the traditional fall decorating route. You might have seen my painted leopard pumpkins which are also untraditional.
When I was at Sweet Clover Barn last weekend I purchased some Annie Sloan chalk paint. I got my favorite shades and I decided to use them on the pumpkins. I really love the mat finish the paint gives. I also wanted to add another twist to the look and decided to make them into studded chalk paint pumpkins.
Studded Chalk Paint Pumpkins
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- chalk paint
- studs (triangle studs and/or spikes)
- craft paint brush
I started the studded chalk paint pumpkins with this already beautiful group of pumpkins:
But I really adore the look and colors of Heirloom pumpkins so I decided to paint them with the paint from the barn:
Oops, I banged the one can up pretty badly, thank heavens it didn’t burst! I did not use the Aubusson Blue.
But just some plain chalk paint wasn’t cutting it for me so I bought some studs. The flat triangles are from JoAnn’s Fabric and the spikes are from Amazon:
Screwback Gold Cone Spikes Studs (I’m so using these for something else too)
I used Rub n Buff on the stems, twisted some gold wire for the top, and simply pushed the wire and triangle studs in place. It’s that simple. Now the cone studs needed some hot glue. They all can be removed easily, and I will reuse all the studs when the pumpkins are going bad.
Oh, and one of them got some glitter nail polish polka dots which my daughter snatched up for her room.
So here are a ton of photos again because I really adore how they look. They are like little gems.
Should I call it Scandinavian Punk now? Ha!
Can you tell that I enjoyed taking photos of them?
UPDATE: Also check out the recent faux terracotta makeover I gave some mismatched pumpkins I had left with a very similar paint job.
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Thanks! I want to make an outfit out of those pumpkins, punkins 😉
these turned out so AMAZING!!! seriously- love them!!!!
Thanks! It was actually a lot of fun making them.
Those are some Rockin pumpkins! Never would of thought to do this but I love it, yes I do!!
Thanks Luci. They are now called PUNKins 😉
These are so fun and edgy! I need some rockstar pumpkins!
Seriously adore this project! Love love love it!
Love them!! Really rockstar, for sure. And very creative!
How flippin’ awesome are these?!?!?! I’m head over heels for these studded beauties! 🙂
Wow. These are too cool! And so unique – I’d never thought to add studs to my pumpkins. And the chalky finish is perfect!
Those pumpkins are awesome!!!! FABULOUS and OH SO CHIC!!!
Oh my goodness these are fabulous. I love them so much. Love the little metal curly stems and the studs are – studly!! 🙂 Perfect! and Pinned!
Very cool! Punk rock pumpkins. Hip stuff.
i LOVE them!!!! They are like Lady Gaga pumpkins. I like the little curly bits that you added onto the stems. SO fantastic.
Ok lady these are just sick! I love how they turned out. You are so creative. Hugs, Amy
Adorable! I mean…totally rockin’. And VERY crazy German 🙂
OMIGOSH the studs — love love love love love love
Seriously Julia these pumpkins are KILLING ME!! They are freakin fab!!
These are so cute! Love the idea of using the spikes. I actually just bought my first pint of Chalk Paint this weekend. Paris Grey.
Those are the coolest, most bad-ass pumpkins I have ever seen. I LOVE these!!
Oh my gosh I love these! The colors are amazing especially in matte, and studs seriously amazing!!
Super fun almost remind of works of art and not pumpkins very fun!! 🙂
Love all if them! I was hoping you would do some! Saw your pins:) cute!! Love the colors! Those could be cool year round
These are too cool. Love the matte look of the chalk paint with the gold.
I love the little baby black pumpkin with the dangerous studs. 🙂
haha, thanks he is hardcore 😉
Oh ya…these are great! So edgy and fabulous! They turned out great!!!
those are great! the ones with spikes kind of look like stegosauruses. Which is never a bad thing 🙂
I am IN. LOVE. with these Julia! Love the combination of the chalk paint with the shiny studs. Pinning!
WOW! The studded pumpkins rock! The are avant garde, rocker, chic… all in one! Love them!
Those are so awesome! I think the pink one is my favorite…or the charcoal gray one… I can’t decide! The gold “vines” were an absolutely brilliant addition!
Favorite DIY pumpkins I’ve seen yet! How genius with the metal vine too! Great job, Julia!
They look awesome! I love the matte paint with the shiny studs and the gold coil vines are just the icing on the cake!
Whaaaaaaat! Excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor – studs and vines!!?!? Love how uber trendy these pumpkins are! Fierce!
Haha, thanks 😉
WOW! die sehen soo cool aus, Julia!;)
Great idea with the studs!
These are brilliant!
oh! I love them! so pretty, don’t know which one is my favorite maybe the pink, maybe the black they are rock and roll! 😉 I knew your pumpkins would look great Julia
(our Thanksgiving (Canadian) it’s next Monday and I haven’t been able to decorate anything yet, we are receiving family and friends over and I haven’t been to a grocery store yet) 🙂 I might have to get some real pumpkins now! ha!ha!
these are so soooo cool. like these are the cool kid pumpkins!
I studded mine too but just with some upholstery tacks i had leftover from a different project. I am SO ordering those amazon ones for a future project..that i haven’t though of yet. Thanks for the inspiration!
Rockstar pumpkin deserve to be pinned and shared and done and oohd and aahed!
These are some of my favorite pumpkins! Such high style, Julia. I love the trick of using Rub n’ Buf on the stems.
These are the coolest pumpkins around. All the other pumpkins are jealous and scared and kind of awed by your pumpkins. haha… love these!
Ha, thanks so much 😉
Rockstar pumpkins with some fierce attitude! Love!
These are SO cool! Honestly THE best pumpkin idea I have ever seen! I would have to go buy the fake ones and do this, so I can bring it back next year!
Thank you so much!
These are so cool and original. You always have such great ideas.
Love love love what you did! these would definitely look great in any house!
Thanks so much! Well maybe not in every house. I actually had some haters on Pinterest LOL. Oh well you can’t please everyone, right?
These are awesome!!!
I’m definitely making these! Thanks for the great idea and informative post.
Oh awesome, good luck!
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