Easy Chinoiserie Painted Pumpkins

chinoiserie painted pumpkins

Hi everyone! I’m so excited to share how I make my chinoiserie-painted pumpkins using white pumpkins and acrylic paint.1366922

chinoiserie pumpkin

Chinoiserie is a style of art that reflects Chinese motifs and aesthetics, and it’s one of my favorite ways to add some elegance and charm to my fall decor.

chinoiserie painted pumpkin

My main design uses connecting “m” to create a blossom that resembles a hydrangea blossom and I use the core chinoiserie colors blue and white.

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own chinoiserie painted pumpkins:

pumpkins (real or faux)
– Acrylic paint in blue, french blue, and green
– Paint brushes
– Pencil
– Clear sealer spray (optional)

The first step is to sketch out your design on the pumpkin with a pencil. You can use any chinoiserie pattern you like, but I’ll show you how I do mine. I start by drawing a diagonal line in the center of the pumpkin, then I draw “m” shapes around the top of the line, connecting them at the tips. This creates a flower shape that looks like a hydrangea blossom. Then I fill in the spaces between the “m” shapes with smaller “m” shapes, creating more petals. I repeat this process all over the pumpkin, leaving some space between the flowers.

Next, I use a lighter blue acrylic paint to fill in the flowers, leaving some white space for highlights. I also add some blue dots and swirls to fill in the background and create some contrast. You can use any shade of blue you like, but I prefer a deep cobalt blue that pops against the white pumpkin.

chinoiserie painted pumpkin

Finally, I use acrylic paint to add some details and highlights to the flowers. I use a thin brush to outline the petals, then I add some dots and strokes to create some texture and dimension. You can also add some white dots and swirls to the background if you want.

And that’s it! You have your own chinoiserie painted pumpkin that looks stunning on your porch, mantel, or table. You can also spray some clear sealer on it if you want to protect it from the elements. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and have fun making your own chinoiserie pumpkins. Happy fall!

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Halloween Entryway Refresh with MacKenzie Childs

Halloween Entryway Refresh with MacKenzie Childs

Greetings. I hope this post finds you well. I am wrapping up fall with a refresh for our pool house entryway in partnership with MacKenzie Childs. I love how I can incorporate their Halloween decor pieces into my classic and timeless home decor style and not sacrifice my classy look. I will soon be transitioning over to Christmas decor in the main home, but I am pleased we will be able to enjoy the Halloween decor for Halloween. 🎃 👻  I am so excited for Halloween I am actually thinking about dressing up as Jason and scaring the neighborhood kids. 

All of the pieces I used from this line is still available and linked for you to purchase now and be ready for Halloween 2022. I hope this post brings you more inspiration to celebrate the present. Be Well- Omniley

 

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Spoo-Klassic Halloween Decor

Spoo-Klassic Halloween Decor

Greetings. I hope this post finds you well. I got so many inquiries on my Halloween display I decided to share all the details with you.  I made the family room wall my Halloween accent wall this year and these bats did the trick. Just ask my son how realistic these bat look at night…I hung them up at night and called him in the room and I was screaming bats. I also used some staple pieces from MacKenzie Childs I think this display is the perfect balance between chic, spooky, and classy. I hope this post inspires you to live each moment to the fullest.

Happy Halloween!! Omniley

Bats were hung using glue dots.

All staging and photography by Belle Omniley. For collaborations please email lbevans@omniley.com

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