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