Pumpkins

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There were few things one could do to get me to decorate pumpkins again after a glitter extravaganza a few years ago left me feeling exhausted by the idea. While they were so lovely to have on my table through Thanksgiving, the remnants of glitter and glue I kept finding around the apartemnt weren’t as cute. Last year I just rounded up some white pumpkins and kept them as is which was nice, but felt a little lackluster after awhile. I love fall, especially the time surrounding Halloween, and this year it was time to resurface my pumpkin decorating side.

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The 2014 pumpkin decorating Catherine is no longer into glitter, so this time they needed to be a little bit sleeker and edgier. A color palette of black, white, and gold seemed perfectly appropriate to match my home decor and it kept the costs from getting too out of control (I guess I keep a can of gold spray paint around at all times now). All it took for these guys was the spray paint (I went with a matte finish for the white and black), acrylic paint to use with a brush for any of the touch-ups or designs, and painters tape to section off areas for the color blocking. Studs and push pins make the easiest embellishments on pumpkins because they just slide right in and stay put. I already have a craft drawer full of studs and just got these push pins (and everything else) at Blick. Any art supply store would probably have you covered for this stuff. The studs are a little harder to find but try JoAnn Fabrics or ordering them online. I got mine in the garment district downtown LA at a store called Bead Factory Inc. This was a fun DIY and much easier to clean up than the glitter. The best part is that they will last well beyond Halloween – no carving, no spiderweb designs. How are you decorating for fall this year?

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  1. Love this! So gorgeous and perfect to last throughout the fall season!

  2. Oh wow! They look beautiful! Definitely trying this one out next year!

  3. Ah I LOVE how you decorated these pumpkins! I was planning on painting/decorating pumpkins this weekend and you just gave me some great inspiration!

  4. love love love these! I must steal! Thanks!

  5. These are too fabulous. I can’t decide which one I like more. I like decorating faux pumpkins that are also carvable from Michael’s. Less mess up and they can be used annually.

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