Posts Tagged ‘pumpkin decorating’

10/28/11

This contributor post was written by Beth of Parsimonia. This is Beth’s first contributor post on papernstitch. She’ll be here every other Friday to share the most awesome diy projects for your weekend.

I don’t know about you, but Halloween certainly crept up on me this year. Only three days stand between us and swarms of cute, costumed kids, and while I’ve got the main ingredient for successful trick or treating (the candy), our decor is severely lacking! So, if you’re like me and don’t want to be dubbed the “lame” house on the block, I suggest we concentrate our crafty efforts on the front porch and the pumpkins that will grace it.

For ultimate thriftiness (and I’m sure some added stress, ha) I’m waiting until Monday morning to snatch up my gourds because the prices are always really low. So since time will be of the essence, I’ve rounded up five fast (but super cute) pumpkin projects that will transform your porch…

(above) Washi Tape Pumpkin via Eat.Live.Shop

Embroidered Pumpkins via Green Eyed Monster

Melted Crayon Pumpkins via The Swede Records

Decoupaged Pumpkin via Mr. Kate of Hello Giggles

“Polly the Pucker Up Pumpkin” & Date via Jac o’ Lyn Murphy

Beth is the writer behind Parsimonia: Secondhand With Style, where she blogs about her first love (thrifting) and her second love (cooking), as well as DIY projects, sustainable style and other bits of inspiration. She lives in Saint Louis with one husband, one fuzzy dog and lots of dreams. See what she’s about on twitter @SecondHandStyle.

10/20/10

Last year, I decorated a couple of pumpkins with metallic paint pens. And this year, I did it again. Its a lot less messy than carving and the possibilities are as endless as your imagination. Definitely a safe activity for kids from start to finish as well.

I just used a couple of metallic paint pens (silver and gold) to create different designs…

Now I have so many pumpkins, I am not sure I’ll have time to decorate them all!

If I was hosting a party or something, I would definitely give them away as party favors (maybe even customize each one with the person’s name for example). Great for kids parties especially!

For even more diy ideas + quick and easy projects, click here to visit the tutorials page.