no-carve pumpkins: fun faces, typography & stripes

Who loves decorating pumpkins?! If you raised your hand, my next question is, do you love carving them? Pulling out all the goop?! Well, I love decorating pumpkins, but I’m more of a no-carve pumpkin kinda girl. {grin} Don’t get me wrong, we carve pumpkins with my boys every year. As a matter of fact, we’re carving 10lb pumpkins tonight, but it makes me sad when they get all icky and collapse so I have to make a few pretty pumpkins that I can keep year to year too!

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This year I wanted black and white pumpkins and black and orange striped pumpkins for my front porch area to go with my Countdown to Halloween pallet. Let’s start with the striped pumpkins. Whatcha think?

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Scotch Blue Painters Tape is the best for making all kinds of designs. I hear there is even “shape tape” now!

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Once taped off, just hang them from a branch and paint. I recommend three light coats to keep down any dripping. And to hang, I used garden tape (you could also use ribbon) and a short nail. Just tie the tape to the nail, insert the nail in the underside of the pumpkin opening and tie to a tree.

Allow to dry, peel off tape and you’re done!

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Now, for the fun face and typography no-carve pumpkins, hop over to my most recent post with Parade Magazine. I share the full tutorial. It’s super easy and your kiddos can help!

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As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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20 silly & spooky pumpkin decorating ideas

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I’ve collected 20 silly and (not-so) spooky Halloween pumpkin carving and decorating ideas to inspire you. Make sure you hop over and see our 20 no-carve white pumpkin ideas from earlier this week and Kim’s Pumpkin Decorating Pinterest Board for over 100 creative ideas!

I know I’m inspired by so many of these clever pumpkins so let’s get started!

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I especially love that many of these ideas are no-carve so that little ones can join in the fun!

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And don’t forget to hop over to Kim’s post about how to carve pumpkins with kids for a few tips. And as always, we  hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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masquerading pumpkins

Pumpkins MasqueradingThe craft room was abuzz this weekend working on ideas for our block’s Halloween party. My oldest helped with this one; he cut out the Frankenstein template for me, minus the bolts… okay, so I had to cut it out again, but his version was adorable.

Here’s what you need:

  • Halloween cookie cutter shapes (bat, owl and Frankenstein shown)
  • Black or orange ribbon
  • Rectangle hole punch (available at most any craft store)
  • Craft paper (fall and Halloween colors)
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Double sided tape
  • Small pumpkin

I simply picked out a fun cookie cutter, the bat was my favorite, and traced the outline on a piece of craft paper. Once I had the outline, I cut out the shape, punched a rectangle hole on each side and inserted the ribbon, tying a knot in each end. Finally I put a piece of double sided tape on the back of the mask and slipped it over my pumpkin pressing the mask in place.

Have fun!

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