Have you checked out my fall décor around our house yet? If not, check it out here! You guys, I love Pottery Barn style! I however, cannot justify spending so much money all the time and need to reign in what is worth the $$ versus what isn’t. You know what is not worth the money? Holiday items! I feel like trends come and go each year that I won’t love an item in 5 or 6 years.
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However, this year’s Pottery Barn fall collection has some super cute items. Like really cute. One in particular that caught my eye was this set of filler. But at $24 for two pieces, I knew I could make them for cheaper. Turns out, I made the set of 2 (and 3 more, plus 2 sets of leaves, plus 10 extra pieces) for $14! Here is how I DIY-ed the 17 pieces for less than a dollar apiece!
Aren’t these little pumpkins lovely? But at $24.50 per duo, I can think of better ways to spend my money. Especially with something that shiny looking really enticing to little ones. Maybe I’ll have nice things in 5 years (a mom can dream)!
Where it began
I picked these pumpkins up for one dollar apiece. I bought five. Because, you know that’s reasonable. 😉
I know it’s far reaching, right? But I’m going to make them less dollar store looking and more Pottery Barn-like!
Supplies Used for Pottery Barn Pumpkin Filler Hack
A collection of fall goodies. They can be any material, even glass. <– But not in this house!
Acrylic Paint ( I used this one bottle for all items)
Small Paint Brush (I used this size)
Begin with a well covered space. You will want to lay out your goodies and space them apart.
Lightly coat each one with spray paint. While this process may only take you a minute or two, let them dry in their place for at least 2 hours. If you can do overnight, even better. I worked on these while the kids napped and right after bedtime. Each step only requires a minute or two.
Once they are completely dried, turn them over and paint the other side. Allow dry and apply a second coat over the entire item. For this process I stuck my leaves in the wire trash can so that they could dry without touching any surface.
Now you should have some lovely looking items!
I went a step further and took a small paint brush and lightly coated everything with translucent metallic paint. I think it gave it more of a mercury glass effect that drew me to the Pottery Barn ones. They now have a home with these hurricanes and rocks that are also from the Dollar Tree.
When you choose your spray paint, think of building the color. For example, if I wanted to obtain a near identical Pottery Barn look, I would paint them the Bronze Metallic and then add a thick layer of gold acrylic OR use mercury glass spray paint (yes, it’s a real thing!).
For the leaves, I lightly painted the acrylic over the veins of the leaves. Since I only had a few minutes to spare, it wasn’t an exact science.
What colors would you paint your pumpkins or leaves? Don’t forget to check out the fall décor for this year!