Monday, October 31, 2011

Pumpkins, Pumpkins, and more Pumpkins........

Decisions, decisions......Should I carve a pumpkin, spray it with chalkboard paint, wrap it in fabric, cover it in glitter, decoupage it, stencil it, or make a pattern with thumbtacks??.......what to do...what to do....... I do believe Pinterest is guilty of OVERLY INSPIRING me this year!!  oh can happen!!  

After a lot of brainstorming (the night before Halloween)  I decided to skip out on all the messy carving and use acrylic paint on my pumpkins this year!!  I'm keeping it clean and simple; only using black and white!!

The Ikat pumpkin....

The word collage pumpkin.....

These were super easy to make!!  Each did not take more than 15 minutes paint!!

To make the Ikat pumpkin......

First, spray paint your pumpkin.....I added a little bit of glitter to mine before the paint dried!!

Next, get your paint and a brush!  Use quick vertical strokes.  Continue to layer until you get the look you want!

Here it is complete.....

I love how simple but trendy it is....

The word collage pumpkin was even easier to make!!

First I spray painted the pumpkin black, then I used a fabric paint pen and wrote Halloween inspired words all over it!  It's as simple as that!!

The display at my front door!  I love the look of pumpkins in an urn!  The "C" I made last year.  It is a cardboard letter covered in you can tell, the sun has done a great job fading it!!

I had to give my front porch some color!!  Can you spot Julia's teeny tiny pumpkin??

Here is is!!'s just screaming for some FINGERPAINTS!!

Oh yes......Julia painted one herself!!

An artist in the making!!!

I love how she carefully dips one finger at a time in the paints!!


True art is made with a beautiful mess surrounding it!!

Happy Halloween Everyone!!

To see the parties I'm linking to go HERE!!!


  1. Those are adorable. This week I am not hosting the newbie party, it is a magazine copy cat challenge party. See you next week instead.

  2. First, let me say that your freehand lettering on that one pumpkin is pretty awesome. Great ideas. Thanks for the nice comment you left on my blog.

  3. I LOVE your pumpkins! I can't believe you got them to look so great in just 15 minutes! I'll have to remember this for next year. :)

  4. Your pumpkins are really neat and I don't think I've seen acrylic paint on pumpkins yet. Pinterest makes me dizzy sometimes too:)

    I gave you the Versatile Blogger Award over at Que Linda. Come see-

  5. So so cute! Those pumpkins are the best :)


  6. Love your pumpkins AND Julia is DARLING as a Fairy!!! I'm glad to have you as a sweet blogger friend!!!

    Aimee @ ItsOverflowing

  7. your pumpkins are so fun!!! looks like the were a blast to do!

  8. Awesome pumpkins!!
    Thanks for sharing at Show & Share!