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Pumpkin Decorations Ideas and Tutorial - Thursday Two Questions Meme #155

Carving pumpkins is for the...experts. I really admire carved pumpkins and lanterns at Halloween. But it does take some effort, and for people who rather not carve pumpkins or don't have the time to. I have a better solution. Below are some ideas on how you can decorate your pumpkins, or use pumpkins to decorate .
I found the pumpkins with the black bugs on white acrylic paint very attractive, simply because they are easy to decorate anywhere. I posted a couple of the tutorials here for you to try. They are not hard to do, and there's no carving involved. :-)
Have fun and enjoy.


HOW-TO For each version, start by brushing the entire pumpkin with a coat of white flat acrylic craft paint, let dry for 20 minutes.

 SPIDERWEB 1. Using a black fine-tip paint pen, draw a circle around the top of the pumpkin, about two inches from the stem. Keep drawing a continuous line, spiraling around the perimeter of the pumpkin, as shown, until you reach the base. 2. Draw vertical lines in the pumpkin's crevices, starting from the circle near the stem and going to the bottom. 3. Let the paint dry for 30 minutes, then place one or two plastic spiders on the "web"

BEETLE 1. Print the template from countryliving.com/oct-templates. Use a copier to resize the image so it fits your pumpkin. 2. Cut out the stencil as directed on the template and center it on the pumpkin; affix with stencil adhesive. 3. Paint the beetle within the stencil using three coats of black flat acrylic craft paint. Let the paint dry for 30 minutes and remove the stencil.


Here are Self Sagacity's Thursday Two Questions #155
1) Do you usually have (decorate, eat) pumpkins on Halloween?
2) Have you ever carved pumpkins, do you like to?

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Above pumpkin images and tutorial courtesy of Country Living

16 comments :

  1. ahh, this is something i have not done, maybe because i do not have kids, and also have no interest carving, but have so much interest taking pictures of carved pumpkins instead, easier task! :)

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    1. I have only tried pumpkin carving once and I tell you, it was a disaster. @-) So I dare not again, and thankfully, Trinity doesn't ask me to. (h)

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  2. We always carve pumpkin for Halloween, and make some decorated pumpkins for fun. The kids like to carve, and then harvest the seeds and I bake them for munchy.

    I myself have not carved a pumpkin yet; the kids like to do it themselves.

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    1. How nice that your kids do it themselves. That is not an easy task.

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  3. Just thought I'd let you know that I don't see your link up. Now that the kids are grown and moved on, we no longer carve pumpkins, instead I just place a small one outdoors near my mums. I have assisted in the past with carving, but I'm not all that good at it and like you said, it's messy and difficult. It is a lot of fun, though. :D Happy T2Q!

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    1. Sorry about the linky. Some times it get lost in all the codes. I like the activity with a lot of people.

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  4. Halloween is not celebrated in a big way in Jamaica. However as the temperatures drop I look forward to having Pumpkin Soup on Saturdays!:) You have shared interesting ways to decorate pumpkins. Thanks for hosting and enjoy the rest of your week.

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    1. I didn't think Jamaica has Halloween. It's mainly in the US I thought. Pumpkin soup is fantastic with cilantro.

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    1. me too, I like the black on white. It is very pretty.

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  6. I actually love these ideas.
    I've never carved a pumpkin and it's just not something I want to do.

    I don't decorate for halloween either. Too many holidays I guess.

    Happy Friday!

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    1. Thanks, these ideas are fast and easy and they are still just as cute.

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  7. I really hate carving pumpkins. I just don't have the skills to make them look right. I do like to paint them though!

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  8. Love these ideas!! so adorable..I am sure it gives attractive look to my home and can change the look and feel of my home.. I love that ideal spider web and candle surrounded by pumpkin...Thanks for sharing this beautiful post...

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  9. I love carving pumpkins. Rather, I love watching the husband do it. I prefer to leave them untouched so they can sit out until Thanksgiving. But to each their own! Enjoying the inspiration :)

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  10. really love those pumpkins! Featuring you tonight!

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