I got so excited (SO. excited. !!!) about all the craft ideas I saw for Halloween, and went a little crazy Pinning decorative pumpkin ideas to my Pinterest page.
I found mine at Walmart, Michael's with a 40% off coupon, the Dollar Tree, and then later Michael's had the little guys 60% off, so I grabbed a few more.
I love decorating fake pumpkins so I can store them and re-use year after year.
These little guys I brought back out of hiding from last year, and am still loving.
Here is a run down of ALL the ideas I tried out!
Basically Lauren Conrad and I had all the same ideas from Pinterest, per her blog post ;)
Crayon wax dripping
Source: The Swede Records
I bought crayons in coordinating colors I liked, peeled off the wrappers, and used a long handled lighter to melt and drip the wax on the top and down the sides.
Source: All in a Day
This pumpkin was already a deep metallic orange, so I decided not to paint it.
I just mapped out where I wanted my monogram to be and stuck in the thumb tacks. Easy Peasy!
The linked blog uses a printed out template...you should probably do that, but I just winged it.
I added a bit of ribbon at the stem, too!
Oh, burlap, I am obsessed with you lately.
I bought this wide roll to make a table runner, and used a strip of it around a pumpkin I had done half metallic, half natural orange.
Two Shades of Pink has a great tutorial for several different methods of these adorable yarn wrapped pumpkins.
I chose a multi colored strand yarn and went to town, wrapping and gluing.
A few dozen hot glue burns later, and voila!
Same idea as the yarn wrapped...
Black and White
Source: Radio Butlers
Since I already had the monogram made in thumb tacks, I just decided to paint a big peace sign instead of a letter, while still keeping with the black and while theme. I painted this (off white) pumpkin bright white, and added the design in a black paint.
The other side of the pumpkin is painted with black chalkboard paint! I like this idea, too!
Source: Home Made Simple
I had to cut myself off, but I'd love to try these other ideas next year :)
Gem, stud, and rhinestone pumpkins, oh my!!
Source: Unknown from Pinterest and Small Shop Studio
This Ombre pumpkin from Funky Time is to die for!!
Better Homes and Gardens shows a cool idea of using printed lace to wrap a pumpkin. I saw somewhere on Pinterest you could also use lace pantyhose or tights for this!
Vitamini Handmade created a fabulous zebra print pumpkin. This looks like it'd take a bit of patience.
I am pretty excited about all my little pumpkins. We can officially say my house is decorated for Halloween!
Which ideas have you tried?