Golden Pumpkins

Even though I’m not a huge decorator when it comes to Fall and Halloween, it is sometimes fun to come up with ideas that are out of the usual box of Halloween décor and such.  I do like white pumpkins and have done a version of these white stenciled pumpkins in the past for Fall/Halloween and since I’m working with FrogTape®, this seemed like a good time to get out the new FrogTape® Shape Tape™ and try my hand at a fun new white pumpkin spin for Halloween.  I’ll enjoy these golden pumpkins on my foyer table for a few weeks and put them away for next year.

I picked up 3 faux white pumpkins from Michaels on their 1/2 price sale and used them for my golden paint project and I think they turned out pretty cute.

white faux pumpkins

Three white pumpkins along with FrogTape® Shape Tape™ = fun Halloween/Fall crafting.

taped pumpkins

These FrogTape® Shape Tape™ come in Chevron, Wave, and Scalloped.  I used the Chevron and Wave for this project, along with polkadots.  Get your pumpkins all taped off and ready to paint. Remember the exposed area is what will be painted gold (or your choice of color).  I decided to only do one chevron stripe around my large pumpkin, so I taped it off with 2 pieces of tape and will spray the middle section. One thing to keep in mind, on things like these pumpkins, there are lots of dips and waves and it’s really hard to get the tape secured without any bleeding at all. I had some bleeding, but it still looks cute and no one will be examining them up close.

dots on pumpkin

I used what I had around for my polkadots and that was left over yardsale stickers, the perfect size for my dots. They stuck pretty well on the pumpkins.

gold spray paint

Don’t forget to tape up the stem if you don’t want it gold too.  I had some Antique Gold spray paint that I think came from Michaels ages ago, by Design Master.

taped off

I started out trying to use some metallic gold craft paint and a brush, but it was really light and so I went for the spray paint.  It covers well, that spray paint.  I taped off my entire pumpkin, except for this stripe of chevron that I wanted gold.

wave shapetape

Same thing with the wave Shapetape, but this time I did it horizontally.

gold spraypaint pumpkin

After a nice coat of metallic gold spray paint, I peeled off the dots and had a cute polka dot gilded pumpkin.

chevron shapetape

My chevron lines were a little less than perfect since again, it’s hard to keep this from bleeding on such an uneven surface, so I took a black sharpie and free handed the gold bands and that made it look better (I think!). Not perfect, but that’s OK.

wave shaptape2

A little bleeding too on the wave Shapetape, again because these pumpkins are so wavy too.  On a flat surface, Frogtape is super!

white gold pumpkins

I put together a little Fall/Halloween vignette on my foyer table and love the way it turned out. Looks nice with my magnolia wreath too.  I had a deer horn too that I added into the picture.

gold pumpkin vignette

I’ve had this Southern Living pedestal for a long time (yardsale find), as well as that pretty silver tray (also a yardsale find). The cute acorn metal dish behind is also a yardsale find and I drag it out during the Fall every year.  Some green moss on the pedestal really sets of the polka dot pumpkin.

white and gold pumpkins

The whole vignette.  I added some of my acorns to the silver tray too.

gold polkadot pumpkin

Cute gilded pumpkins!

gold pumpkins

I will enjoy these for a few weeks this Fall and then store them for next year.  Have you tried the FrogTape® Shape Tape™ yet?  FrogTape® comes up with some great things and Shape Tape™ makes it easy to try some fun painting projects that otherwise would be really time consuming.  This tape is very easy to work with.   You can find it at Home Depot or Lowes or either online.


Disclosure: I’m a Brand Ambassador for Frogtape® and am compensated to share my projects using FrogTape®. All opinions and methods of using the product are all my own.

- Rhoda


  1. Linda Coleman says:

    I love those! The polka dot is my favorite.

  2. I adore the polka dotted one-it’s so cute! I’ve already gotten all of my fall/halloween decorations out for this year, but am marking this as an idea for next year.

  3. The polka dot pumpkin is darling!! And I’m lazy and it looks fast and easy!

  4. So cute!!

  5. Super cute and I just adore your new blog design. So crisp and new! Still smiling from our weekend. Thank you for making it so special!

  6. love that pumpkin idea!

  7. They are beautiful! Every year we love to watch the Charlie Brown Halloween special and the chevron one reminds me of Charlie Brown’s shirt!

  8. Now I know what to do with some of my older and worn out looking faux pumpkins. I donk like orange anyway. Thanks for the great idea!

  9. They came out great ! I love that you used old yardsale stickers! Clever! Julia

  10. Very nice – I love the polka dot pumpkin! I will definitely be using this idea.

  11. Like so many other people, I loved the polka dot pumpkin too! I will definitely be using this idea – we still have over a week until we get to Halloween night.

  12. I have never used frog tape, but will definitely give it a try after seeing these adorable pumpkins!
    I’m addicted to your blog. I always find great inspiration on your site! Thank you 🙂

  13. They came out wonderful! I love the dots idea, so simple. I really need to try this frog tape. TFS!

  14. I have that same Southern living stand (from trying to sell the stuff) and I put my pumpkin on it too. I loved Southern living too bad they were expensive and went out of business. The party side anyway!

  15. I love love LOVE how these pumpkins turned out all gilded and gorgeous!! The vignette is superb!

    And I pray that you had a fabulous time at Layla’s market…I SO SO SO wish I could’ve gotten away, but with our current schedule (in the middle of 2 shows, etc.) it was impossible.

    I hope to see you soon in real life…in the mean time, please stop by and see my new blog re-do/the French chair I just posted on today, etc.

    You ROCK!!


    PS I saw a picture of you at the market on someone else’s blog and you were wearing cowboy boots and you looked like a gorgeous model…like you were 6 foot tall and wearing a size 0……just incredible….HOT DANG GIRL! AWESOME!!!! 🙂

  16. Hi Rhoda —
    Did you consider simply leaving the pumpkins white? Sometimes less is more, and with the magnolia wreath, embellished wreath ribbon and all the other pretties in the vignette, I can see a lovely cluster of simple white pumpkins standing out in simplicity. Thanks for sharing your home with us.


  1. […] Create Your own from this tutorial. […]

  2. […] Hospitality blog has a beautiful Golden Pumpkin tutorial using faux pumpkins. The materials needed are quite simple and the gold could easily be […]

  3. […] Hospitality blog has a beautiful Golden Pumpkin tutorial using faux pumpkins. The materials needed are quite simple and the gold could easily be […]

Speak Your Mind


Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

+Rhoda Southern Hospitality