Pump(kin) It Up!

Pumpkin Placesettings

The weekend’s finally here and that means it’s pumpkin decorating time!  But there’s an ongoing debate as to whether we’re going to carve them this year or do something creative with glue, paint and glitter.

Etched Pumpkins

If we had our way, we’d keep it simple – carve them out and use them as a vase for flowers, or use paint pens (much neater than paint brushes!) and go wild.

Thorny Vines Pumpkin

Cut Out Pumpkins

Regardless, we’ll be inspired by all the pretty pumpkins that are being pinned these days…

Decoupage Pumpkins

Painted Pumpkins

How about you, are you a traditional carver or do you do your own thing?

Photos via Pinterest, Country Living and Alisa Burke

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  • Reply pve October 19, 2012 at 5:48 am

    I really happen to love a classic Jack-O-Lantern….a memorable one was when our son tried to carve it with his swiss army knife….y’ep we ended up in the ER – lucky he did not loose his finger. I always associate Halloween with spooky stuff happening like that or costume drama which is what we now have with a 13 year old.
    Now those painted pumpkins, no one would get hurt.
    I love those too.

  • Reply quintessence October 19, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Wow – some amazing examples of creative carving! I think our pumpkins may be unadorned in their pristine purity this year! So great to see you as always!!

  • Reply pretty pink tulips October 19, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Your title cracked me up!!!

    Because we have young boys….we seem to be carvers. But, I’m loving the chevron striped pumpkins I’ve seen on pinterest! And, I did get out my gold spray paint for mini pumpkins for my dining room table. So, I guess I’m a little bit of both!

    Have fun with your pumpkins!
    xoxo Elizabeth

  • Reply Jeanne McKay Hartmann October 19, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Have fun pump(kin)ing it up! Some gorgeous examples – will you post what you end up doing? I keep things simple and leave the pumpkins untouched – partly because I like them that way, and partly because I never seem to have time to actually carve them up! I am totally smitten with the little guys in the first photo. We’re having a dinner party tonight and I would love to create little pumpkin vases for our table. Maybe next year! Enjoy the weekend!! XO

  • Reply Teresa @ Splendid Sass October 19, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    I can’t get over all of the fancy pumpkins this year. There are some very talented people out there in Hallowland!
    You have a great time with your pumpkins this weekend.
    Happy Friday.

  • Reply StyleLinx October 20, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    The cut-out pumpkins are my favorite! That reminds me…time to go pumpkin picking in Coltsneck,NJ again! Hope you’re having a great weekend!

  • Reply stitchfork October 21, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    We pump(kin) it up and go wild with our carving here!

  • Reply Haus and Home October 23, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    A few of these pumpkins I had not seen before, is that one painted with puffy paint? So neat.

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