Blooming Pumpkin

Fall has finally arrived and I have been busy decorating

and gathering ideas for all things Fall!

Today I am joining a group of very talented ladies

for our monthly Creative Craft Hop

Thank you Donna for being our great hostess!

Welcome friends, readers, and visitors from Modern on Monticello

I have a serious passion for pumpkins

and decided to make a flowering pumpkin canvas

to hang on the front door

Sunflowers, polka dots and a pumpkin!

I started with a 16″ x 20″ artist’s canvas, faux sunflowers and leaves

Paint the canvas black with paint or gesso

Squirt it directly on the canvas and then use a big paint brush

to spread it evenly over the canvas surface and edges

Use orange and yellow paint and a fat brush to paint the pumpkin

Load your brush with both orange and yellow

The colors will combine as you make large “C” strokes

Continue to add “C” and backwards “C” strokes

across the canvas to form a pumpkin

You can see a more detailed pumpkin painting tutorial here

After the paint dried

I began “filling” the pumpkin with sunflowers and leaves

using a glue gun

A little messy, but I knew I it would be covered up as I went along

I used silicone finger protectors while gluing

and highly recommend getting some

they are available here

Once the pumpkin and flowers were done

I painted big white polka dots around it

Then I painted white checks on the canvas edges with a flat square brush

And this blooming pumpkin is ready to brighten any space!

Next up on the hop is Purple Hues and Me

You can visit all my crafty friends on the links below

Coppery Stemware Refresh in 3 Simple Steps from Cecelia @ My Thrift Store Addiction

Halloween Ceramic Book Makeovers from Niki @ Life as a Leo Wife

How to Use Paper Leaves in Fall Decor from Carol @ Blue Sky at Home

DIY Fall Olive Wreath from Terrie @Decorate & More with Tip

Easy DIY Fall Ribbon Wreath from Donna @ Modern on Monticello

Blooming Pumpkin from Jenna @ The Painted Apron

Decorative Chenille Trim Ribbon Pumpkin from Gail @ Purple Hues and Me

Thank you so much for your visit!

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs

Sundays on Silverado/  Happiness is Homemade

What’s for Dinner / Love Your Creativity

Between Naps on the Porch /Turn About Tuesday 

Wednesday Linky Party / Karin’s Cottage Linky Party /  Creative Crafts

Crafty Creators / Full Plate Thursday /Thursday Favorite Things

Home Matters

48 Responses to “Blooming Pumpkin”
  1. That looks so lovely and perfect for the entrance.

  2. Mary says:

    Sunflowers and pumpkins are two of my favorite things Jenna! I love your blooming pumpkin canvas and the 3D effect from your faux sunflowers you added. Happy Thursday ♥

  3. Nancy says:

    That’s beautiful! I love how you did a 3D effect! It’s perfect! There’s just something about sunflowers and pumpkins! Your picture is gorgeous!
    I made a 3D canvas for my soon-to-be daughter in love’s Bridal Shower. It was a canvas-sign to show where the shower was at. I loved how it came out.
    Happy Thursday!

  4. How clever to combine the painted pumpkin with 3D silk flowers!

  5. Pam says:

    Jenna, I love pumpkins and sunflowers. You combined the two perfectly to create your 3D canvas. It is very striking on your front door and a lovely welcome to autumn! 🌻🧡

  6. How pretty! I want painting lessons from you, how you painted the pumpkin is incredible. Love the door hanger Jenna!

  7. I love using a pumpkin as a vase!

  8. Gail Griffin says:

    You are so creative and talented, Jenna! I love the 3D effect the sunflowers give to your painted pumpkin! Just fabulous!

  9. Gayle Kirby says:

    VERY cute! Thanks for the pumpkin painting tutorial also. Quite creative to glue the sunflowers and leaves on the canvas…I would have never thought of that. I am coming over to visit from “Purple Hues and Me” blog.

  10. This is so fun, festive and fallish! I love that you put it on the back of the door. A wonderful spot!

  11. Cecilia says:

    Jenna, your blooming pumpkin is so pretty and I love the way the sunflowers create added dimension! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  12. That is absolutely darling Jenna! I love the black background, and your polka dots and check are the perfect finishing touches! You continue to amaze me with your creativity and talent! Thanks for inspiring me yet again!

  13. lghiggins says:

    I love the 3D aspect! I wish I had known about finger protectors when I was a classroom teacher.

  14. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, your 3-D pumpkin painting is gorgeous! It looks so pretty hanging in your entry. I love both pumpkins and sunflowers so much. I am so excited for fall to arrive. Happy Thursday, sweet friend!

    • Thank you Shannon! Pumpkins and sunflowers are two of my favorite things too~ I hope your weather has finally cooled off, it’s beginning to feel like fall in the mornings here. Have a great weekend!

  15. Rita C. says:

    Love the dimensional effect your artwork, Jenna!

  16. Talented, talented and yet more talented!

  17. Anonymous says:

    Very pretty Jenna. With your talents, you can create anything. Love the 3D effect.

  18. Beautiful project and very inspiring to try one of my own. Thanks for joining the hop again this month.

  19. Kim Goddard says:

    Oh my gosh Jenna. I saw that first picture and thought that those sunflowers looked so real! What a fabulous idea you had and the painting looks amazing. I love the black background with the white polka dots. Your entryway looks beautiful and what a great tip about the finger protectors – I’m definitely ordering some. Happy Monday!

  20. NikiLEOwife says:

    This is so cute. I love the combo of the paint & the faux flowers! It’s great hopping with you. Pinned!
    Niki | Life as a LEO WIfe

  21. Anonymous says:

    Jenna, I love this pumpkin painting you made. It’s perfect for fall and Halloween. Thanks for the tutorial on how to make this.

  22. tarahlynn says:

    Love this, I’m featuring you this week when the next To Grandma’s house we go link party starts – thanks for sharing with us!

  23. Anonymous says:

    Jenna, I love your beautiful painting! Nothing says fall like pumpkins and sunflowers! I am glad to share your post at this week’s Tuesday Turn About. Thank you for sharing!

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