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A Peck of Painted Pumpkins

Moody Florals

Who’s ready for Halloween?  We definitely aren’t!  Perhaps it has to do with the Indian summer we’ve been having…  The leaves are barely falling and we haven’t had to pull out our fall jackets.  And when it comes to fall decorating, there’s nary a pumpkin in sight.  Thankfully, the boys are old enough that pumpkin carving is not on the agenda but we’d still like to celebrate the season in style.

Fall Flowers

That’s why we’ll be rolling up our sleeves and getting our paintbrushes out this weekend.  No carve Halloween pumpkins are all the rage (time starved moms like us are making sure they are!) so why not join the ranks and try some of these ideas out.

Falling Leaves

To be honest, our mother is the creative one in the family so these first three designs may be more than we can handle…

Neon and Gold

Just Jade

Marvelously Marbled

But we’re willing to try the more monochromatic styles and who doesn’t love blue and white in any season.  Hmmm…  Maybe we can convince the boys to help!

P.S.  Click on the photo links below to get to the DIY instructions.

moody / floral / foliage / neon / jade / marbled


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