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Easy Pumpkin Decorating

October 24, 2013

I am so excited for my pumpkin decorating post! I collaborated with my friend Bethany at Soliloquy by Bethany to come up with multiple pumpkin decorating ideas using dollar store finds. It was a lot of fun brainstorming different ideas for decorating and ultimately the dollar store idea was a very budget friendly choice.

Hello fabulous Fall lovers!

Bethany, from Soliloquy By Bethany here to talk about different ways to glam out your pumpkins this year!If you’re anything like me, you want EVERYTHING to do with decorating for Fall and Halloween, but want NOTHING to do with the mess that is carving pumpkins. There are a lot of options out there for alternative pumpkin decorating (be sure to check out Pinterest) ranging from paint, sequins, leggings, plastic spiders, push pins, googly-eyes, you name it!So for my pumpkins this year I chose paint and fabric as my main two mediums.

photo-1photo-2For my first little pumpkin I tried to replicate the “gold-dipped” look that is all over the place. I was able to tape off an area and paint with gold acrylic paint. If I were to do this project again, I think a gold spray paint would be an easier option than painting on with acrylic.

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My second pumpkin is a simple little herringbone pattern. Fun story about this little guy! I totally dropped him on me while painting, and now my black yoga pants have an awesome white stripped pattern on them! Wooo!

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With my last pumpkin, the giant one, I took a different approach to. Instead of paint, I cut strips of fabric and glued them all over the pumpkin using Modge Podge. I absolutely LOVE how this one turned out. It looks like it’s completely wrapped in wrapping paper, almost not even real! This would be a perfect idea to do with a bunch of fake pumpkins so you could keep them year to year.

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So there you have it! Some alternative ways to decorate pumpkins, if chopping them up and getting your hands all covered in gooey pumpkin guts isn’t your cup of tea!

Have fun decorating and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Pumpkin Decorating 2013

I used black and white paint with silver sequins to decorate my pumpkins. I really like using paint instead of carving pumpkins because it cuts down on the amount of cleanup and the pumpkin doesn’t go bad as quickly.

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On the little pumpkin I just painted swirls inspired by scroll work on iron fences. And then Mod Podged the sequins on in random places to give it some bling.

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On my big pumpkin I just did a half and half of white and black. I think next year I would write a message in the black part to give it an extra pop, but the monochromatic color really stands out! pumpkin4

Thanks so much for reading and if you decorate pumpkins for this Halloween we would LOVE to see it. And a special thanks to Bethany for collaborating with me to bring you all these awesome ideas!

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