So, grab a can of spray paint and get ready. This is SO easy and actually quite fun. Your guests will think you cleaned out Pottery Barn of their very best decor!
Believe it or not, spray-painting a pumpkin (or gourd or garland of fall leaves or branches or anything you want really) is fast and practically fool proof! And the result is stunning!
We recommend using a metallic spray paint, it makes the finish that much more interesting and luxe, but a non-metallic paint can work just fine,too. Krylon has a metallic collection with an array of colors and can be found Home Depot, Ace Hardware, Hobby Lobby and many other retailers.
TIP: If you can't find pumpkins or gourds, any squash will work.
TIP FOR NEXT YEAR: Get your pumpkins and gourds early. The tend to sell out quite quickly after Halloween (both real and faux). Real ones will last spray-painted for about 3-4 weeks.