Tuesday, September 6, 2011


When I was growing up, people would carve a pumpkin and stick a candle in it.  They didn't have the fancy carving kits like they do now.

No, the pumpkins were just carved with a simple face and that was it.

Not so these days.  Today, it seems that no one carves the simple faces any more.  Now, it's like a contest to see who can come up with newer and prettier ideas for making their pumpkins the best.

In order to give you a few ideas on how you can decorate your pumpkins this year, I searched the Web and came across some great ideas.

Like the ones above.  Painting them plaid, stripes or polka dots to match your color theme is a simple way to decorate.

We have all see the look of using rub on stickers like these, but I still find them to be fun and cute.

How about painting the whole pumpkin and then using silver glitter stickers to add a touch of glamour.

Using a piece of double sided tape to stick on seeds, nuts, glitter, candy corn or whatever you like, is also a quick way to change up the look of your pumpkins.
Turning your pumpkins into crazy faces or spiders by using wire is a fun idea.

Making small pumpkins into little bats would be cute on a tablescape.

A bowl full of small pumpkins with pieces or colorful ribbons around them adds a perfect touch of the holiday to your decor.

How about painting an animal print on your pumpkins?  I like this idea.

I think using fancy tacks is a very unique way to spice up your pumpkins at your front door.

To sparkle up your pumpkins, try using silver leaf on them. 

Not sure what to do with those fancy stockings that have a run in them?  Place them over your pumpkins for a romantic look to your pumpkins.

Sometimes, it can be pretty hot here in CA on Halloween.  Or it could be chilly and yet you may not have a fire place. 

Turn your pumpkins into your own fire place by carving flames into them. 

There are so many clever ways to use pumpkins.  From the simple carved faces to  fancy silver leaf.

Pumpkins are such a cute part of Halloween that lasts all the way through the Fall season.  Pick yourself up several and try new ways to use them this year.


Barb @ The Everyday Home said...

Such fun and clever ideas. Love it! Thanks for sharing!

www.apronsandapples@blogspot.com said...

GREAT pumpkin post! What a bunch of GREAT ideas. I love the onese with popcorn etc glued on and the rub on stickers and the small ones with ribon! Fun ideas thanks! Kristy from www.apronsandapples.blogspot.com

Jilly said...

I really wonder to watch your pumpkins work, these pumpkins were just carved with a simple face and you decorated way is totally fun.
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Jamie said...

Wow.. all of these photos are amazing.. I especially love the decorated candles and pumpkins. The beans and peas really add to the fall theme. I hope it's okay, I've featured your decorated candles on my new blog (I wish I had found these back in the fall!).. you can see it here:


Thank you so much for sharing how you made these AND for all of the other gorgeous photos! You have inspired me.. I'm definitely making some of these when Fall rolls back around :0)

PS I'm your newest follower!