Friday, October 15, 2010

Pumpkins....pumpkins......pumpkins!

"It's the great pumpkin Charlie Brown!!!" Well--maybe my pumpkins aren't quite as cute as the movie--but I'm going to have fun trying! I have found so many creative ways to decorate pumpkins this year. I am a big fan of the classic Jack-o-lantern but not such a fan of the mess in 4 days when it rots. So this year I wanted to find fun ideas using craft pumpkins that last forever and require no messy clean ups!

These pumpkins were about $6 each and came in all size and shapes.
I used craft paper and fabric to decorate my pumpkins. You can get creative and cut out any shapes you want! I decided to cut out leaves because I wanted to also use these for Thanksgiving. But I also saw candy corns, polka dots, hearts, stars..lots of shapes look pretty!

All you really need is scrap paper, glue, scissors and some creativity!


After a few hours and some quilt scraps--viola! My crafty pumpkin!





You can also get great patterns online used for carving the pumpkins--but instead, just trace on the design with black marker. Remember-once you pierce your pumpkin it will only last about 4 days. A great tradition at my house is to carve pumpkins the night before Halloween for all of the trick or treaters to enjoy! Happy Halloween!!!! XXOO

2 comments :

  1. I never would have thought of that, so clever!

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  2. I LOVE THIS!!! It combines two of my obsessions, paper and pumpkins! I will be keeping this in mind for next year!

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