It’s time to decorate for fall! October is pumpkin time, and there are so many great ideas out there for personalizing your pumpkins. Each weekend this month, I’ll be sharing some new pumpkin projects for you to try out. This week, quick and easy embellished pumpkins…
I’ll let you in on a secret. I hate pumpkin carving. No matter how hard I try, my pumpkins always end up looking like they were carved by an untalented 10-year-old, and since there are no kids in my house to blame it on, I always feel a little sheepish putting my sad pumpkins out for display. So I love the fact that in recent years, there’s been a strong trend toward other ways to decorate your pumpkins, including no-mess, quick and easy projects that involve only a few simple craft supplies.
My home decor doesn’t really accommodate the color orange very well, so the popularity of white pumpkins lately works well for me. I raided my craft supply drawers and decorated two small white pumpkins like this:
For the pumpkin on the right, I used gold elastic cord and pearl-headed pins. It was incredibly easy and took about 5 minutes. I had the supplies on hand, so it cost me only about $1 for the pumpkin itself. I embellished the second pumpkin with some decorations I found at the craft store for $2. I fastened the wired decorations to the pumpkin at the top with dark pearl-headed pins. I had to trim some of the beaded parts from the bottom so the pumpkin would lay flat.
The pumpkin on the left is actually an artificial pumpkin. Noelle’s paper-mache pumpkin made using a beach ball would be great for this project.
Of course, with embellished pumpkins you’re limited only by your imagination. Here are some other great embellished pumpkin projects from around the web – they all look fantastic and yet are so neat and easy you won’t even need to spread out a sheet of newspaper!
How do you embellish your pumpkins without muss or fuss? Tell us about it in the comments below, and be sure to stop by our Garden Decor Pinterest Board for more pumpkin ideas all month long! (Next week: painted and decoupaged pumpkins…)