Monday, October 21, 2013

Sister Inspirations: 5 Non-Traditional Painted Pumpkins

Welcome to the second installment of Sister Inspirations. This month we felt compelled to take a nod from the season and decorate pumpkins. We realize that there aren't many new ideas that haven't been done before, so we put our own flair on a few "non-traditional" pumpkin designs.

We went with painted pumpkins because they last longer and they are not Halloween specific, so you can use them through Thanksgiving. Also, they tend to be more kid-friendly than wielding sharp tools to carve a pumpkin.

Gold Studded Pumpkin

I saw a studded pumpkin by Sweet Paul, loved the idea, and wanted to put my own spin on it.

I thought painting it white would be a great contrast to the gold studs. The studs are actually beads I found at Michaels.

After the paint was dry, I simply hot glued the studs in a star pattern. Perhaps the most difficult part of this pumpkin was planning out the design of the studs. I recommend laying them out before starting so you know where you're going.

I love it. So fierce! :)

Irregular Chevron Pumpkin

For this pumpkin I was inspired by this wall design. I liked how it took a classic chevron pattern and switched it up just a bit with the irregular angles. For high contrast, I painted the pumpkin slate gray and used white puff paint for the stripes.

My sister, Megan, is sharing the other three pumpkins on her blog, A Little Nutmeg. She is featuring a glittered polka dot pumpkin, a crosshatched patterned pumpkin, and an ombre pumpkin.

1 comment:

  1. Brilliant! Such a cool idea for something different this fall. Love it


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