Last week, we promised to share some of our favorite pumpkin decorating tips. Websites like Pinterest can offer ideas galore for innovative ways to bring fall’s iconic gourd into your home.
From classic carving to painting and preserving, we can’t wait to try out some of these twists!
1. Pumpkin centerpieces – make yours last
Love those tiny decorative pumpkins? They make for excellent seasonal tablescapes like we talked about on last week’s blog. To make your pumpkins last all season long, 365ishpins.com suggests two simple steps: First give your pumpkins a bath in one part bleach, ten parts water. After a ten minute soak, dry them off and buff with a soft cloth and Vaseline for an extra shine.
2. Create your own pumpkins
Want to leave the real thing outdoors on your front step? You can make your own pumpkins by getting a little creative with items around your home. We love this one from theturquoisehome.com that can be made by painting mason jar lid rings and tying them together.
3. Decorate, decorate decorate!
While we love a classically carved jack-o-lantern, there are a number of kid-friendly pumpkin transformations that make it easier for the whole family to take part. From laurenconrad.com’s pom pom pumpkins to Better Homes & Garden’s candy corn gourds, there are a million ways to make your pick of the pumpkin patch your own. Happy decorating!