Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Decorating Pumpkins

Well you can't do Halloween without posting about pumpkins.  Last week we took the annual trip to the farm to pick out some orange hued beauties (you see pics here).  
We have 2 biggish ones for carving but a few smaller ones for decorating in other ways.  Sarah's a big fan of painting, so she got her paint on this afternoon.  We used some acrylic paints we already had from previous pumpkin paint-a-thons.
She went for pink & purple.  I'm not surprised.
I started out with a full black paint job on the pumpkin with acrylic paint.  I wanted it to be totally dry so I left it on the back porch overnight.   I debated whether I wanted to do a Mod Podge design, but in the end I went with a simple silver design drawn with a silver Sharpie marker (LOVE THOSE!)
I really like painting pumpkins.  It's really a nice little project for kids to join in on.  No worries about knives or candles like carving, plus you can incorporate COLOR!
In an unusual turn of events, we spent the weekend prepping for a major storm, and while thankfully we were spared the worst of what Sandy delivered here in the northeast, I ended up postponing a few projects I had hoped to make progress on.  I guess there's always next weekend!



  1. I love your black spider pumpkin, Ginny! It looks awesome!

  2. wow this looks really good and is perfect for the diner table. I really liked how the black pumpkin turned out. I am following you now and would love for you to follow back.



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