I’ve never been big on carving pumpkins. I’ve done it a few times but it’s messy and a squirrel usually ends up eating it. I’d rather take out some acrylic paints and paint mine. I had bought two pumpkins but someone unfortunately stole one of them off our steps so I only had one large and three minis to decorate. One of my best friends came over on Saturday and we decorated as we made fun of horror movies. It made for a fun afternoon.
I hopped on Pinterest for some inspiration. I saw this tutorial and decided to make a galaxy pumpkin. I painted the whole pumpkin black and the stem gold. I then sponged on pink, purple, blue and gold paint. Lastly, I painted on some stars.
For the party pumpkins, I saw this tutorial and needed to make them! How cute are they? I painted each mini pumpkin a sold color, drew on a face and made a little party hat from construction paper. I added some gold washi tape to them as well. How did you decorate your pumpkins this year?
I wanted to share some peeks around our place while it’s decorated for Halloween. I can’t believe Halloween is in just a few days. I really feel like it snuck up on me this year! I didn’t even have time to plan a costume (although I have nowhere to wear one this year).
Michael’s mom had given me a lot of her decorations but I’ve picked up a few over the last couple years myself, mostly at thrift stores. We’ve found those two vintage pumpkin lamps (one works and one doesn’t), some candles from Target and I made that candy corn banner! It was one of those projects I kept putting off and finally just sat down and made it. I’m so happy I did. I found it in a book called Felt-o-ween when I was roaming around the library. It’s feeling cozy in here and I know I’ll be decorating for Christmas before I know it.
I’ll be back tomorrow with some pictures of how I decorated my pumpkins!
Shirt: Oui Fresh | Cardigan: Old Navy | Jeans: Madewell | Beret: Amazon
I saw this DIY in the October issue of Country Living and knew immediately I needed to make these! The only taxidermy I’ll allow in our house! These animals were very easy and fun to make. I made a few changes to mine and I’m so happy with how they turned out! Plus, I decided to use faux pumpkins and leaves instead of real so I can enjoy these for many years.
Supplies (all can be found at craft store):
- Wood round(s)
- Acrylic Paint and Brushes
- Faux Pumpkins and leaves
- Glue gun
- Hardware to hang (optional)
Step one: paint wood round solid color. I added a gold rim on one and gold polka dots on the other. I also decided to add these cute wooden leaves around the rim which I secured with some hot glue.
Step two: Remove stem from large pumpkin. For fox, paint one half of pumpkin white. Paint eyes and mouth. Glue to wood with leaves as ears. For bear, glue small wood round to center of pumpkin. Paint eyes and mouth. Glue large pumpkin to center of wood round with small pumpkins as ears.
Step three: Attach hardware to back of wood round if you would like to hang it!
Do you plan on making these? Please let me know if you do!