Color Block Pumpkins

Color Block Pumpkins - illistyle.com

Color Block Pumpkins! I enjoy taking two things I love and marrying them. Look at what this union produces:

Color Block Pumpkins - illistyle.com

I love them. I might name them. I am that attached.

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So here’s the way to go about getting your own:

Color Block Pumpkins - illistyle.com

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Color Block Pumpkins - illistyle.com  Color Block Pumpkins - illistyle.com

Use your painter’s tape to mask off your lines. I do not suggest using a pen or pencil, just eyeball some straight lines. This can be difficult because you are trying to make straight lines on a sphere that has ridges. Just do your best. Make sure you press done firmly on the tape to ensure there will be no paint bleed.

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Color Block Pumpkins - illistyle.com  Color Block Pumpkins - illistyle.com

Since I painted the underside of my pumpkins I made this nifty little pumpkin holder. I took the bottom of an old egg carton, flipped it upside down, and pressed straight pins through 4 cups and into the bottom of the pumpkin. My pumpkins were held steady and I was able to apply my color, top and bottom, all at once.

I chose colors that I liked together, and then went to town. Each color took about 4 coats, but they dried quickly. All in all I probably spent about 30 minutes on the project in actual hands on work, I let them dry over night.

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My daughter was so excited to play along with me:

Color Block Pumpkins - illistyle.com

I love my Tiny Crafter.

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Color Block Pumpkins - illistyle.com

And look at how awesome they turned out. They are so stinking cute. Did I mention that I love them?

What colors will you paint yours?

xoxo-April-illistyle.com

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  10. I included your fun idea in my latest article for Parade Magazine! :)

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  12. Love the modern take on your pumpkins.

  13. I am dying over these. I thought I was done decorating my pumpkins for the year but I may have to try these. LOVE THEM! I would love for you to come link them up at my Halloween Edition Pin Party. It’s open all month and you can link up as many projects as you want.

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  14. What a great idea! I love the colors you chose! they look great!
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  15. Oh my gosh these are so awesome! I love the colors you choose and that they all look different.

  16. These are stunning! I love the idea of mixing bright colors into fall decor! Definitely pinning :)

  17. I LOvE these!! Fabulous! Pinning right now…..

  18. LOVE these! Such a fun take on pumpkins and I love your color choices. We will be featuring you tomorrow! Have a wonderful evening!

    Take care,

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  19. These are awesome! I’ve always loved mini white pumpkins but the unexpected colour blocking is such a fun twist!

  20. Lauren Logan says:

    They turned out so cute! My favorite is the royal blue and teal one, but they are all cute! Great idea. =D Happy Fall!

  21. oh my gosh, that is so stinkin’ cute, and such a great idea!

  22. What a fun look!! I would have never thought of this.

  23. I’m hosting an It’s Fall Y’all ~ Linky Party. I would love for you to share this, and any other Fall projects you have! Hope to see you there :)

  24. Totally diggin’ these pumpkins!! So cute!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  25. love these!!!

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  1. [...] We knew that we wanted to put together a little box ‘o love for those two, Sherry and John and even more so for their spunky little girl, Clara.  So, we began by making a quick trip to Michaels to grab “fun packaging material”.  I had a vision of a light wooden box that I could color block.  Back in October, when we held our ‘DIY a Pumpkin Challenge‘, I really fell in love with one submission by Craftbaby member, April of Illi Style. [...]

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