diy pumpkins

Thanks to the World Wide Web, over the past few weeks, Ashley has come to realize that anything and everything can be done to a pumpkin. Creative bloggers have done everything you could possibly think of… They’ve painted,Β decoupaged, upholstered, gilded, glittered, chalk-boarded, monogramed, hot glued, covered with vinyl, spray painted, sequined, and finally, carved their pumpkins into all sorts of designs. On top of that, we’ve also seen them made into serving pieces, candy bowls, planters, bird feeders, candy dispensers, chandeliers (I’m looking at you, Martha Stewart), clocks, topiaries, tureen toppers… the list goes on.

All that being said, we’re thinking about going with the tried and true classic pumpkin this year. Of course, I wouldn’t put it past Ashley to change her mind and get out the paint. As a matter of fact, I’d say there’s a really good chance that she will do just that by the time the season is over. Regardless of how we decide to proceed with our favorite Fall-time gourd, Ashley and I thought we’d share some of our favorite designs and concepts from around the ‘net. Hopefully these will inspire you to do something cool and festive with your own outdoor fall decorations:

1. Decoupaged Chevron Pumpkins by Tatertots & Jello 2. Monogramed Pumpkin by The Butlers Β 3. Puffy Paint Pumpkins by Young House Love 4. Chalkboard Pumpkins by The Old Painted Cottage 5. Sequined PumpkinsΒ by Making Lemonade Β 6. Gold Thumbtack Pumpkins by MadiganMade 7. Polka Dot Pumpkins by BHG 8. Silhouette Pumpkin by The Lettered Cottage

There aren’t any “manly” pumpkins out there. I might have to rectify that… I’m thinking TRON pumpkins with glow-in-the-dark blue paint.

Have you treated any pumpkins this year? Tell us about them (or leave a link!) in the comment section…

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    Melanie @ Mailbox Journey
    October 7, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Love 2, 5 & 8.

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    Jen @ Paisley Print Shoes
    October 7, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    I actually hate digging out the insides of pumpkins so I should seriously do one of these! I love the chalkboard paint one. How clever!
    Great blog!!

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    Lori H
    October 7, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Due to a very busy fall, I haven’t done as much as I’d like, but I did pick up a few tiny fake pumpkins from Ben Franklin and paint them. I layered copper paint, some pearlescent paint, and some brown glaze. They are really just a trial for painting a bigger one in the the future. Above, I love #2 and #6!

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    October 9, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Hello Chalkboard Pumpkin! I see you in my future. Great ideas!

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    Diane {Created by Diane}
    October 10, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    love them all!

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    Kristen @ Popcorn on the Stove
    October 11, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    I love the chevron pumpkin just because I’ve never seen that before! How awesome!

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    Melanie @ Mailbox Journey
    October 11, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    update! update! πŸ™‚

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    Dee at Home
    October 11, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Well, this will be the first time in a long time that I’ll miss all the cute little trick or treaters because I’m going to Florida to visit a friend.

    I’m really going to miss out. dee

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    October 15, 2011 at 2:15 am

    Such fantastic ideas… thanks for posting! I’m planning on trying #5 with puff paints. I also found some spray paint and glitter so this pumpkin project could turn out to be amazing or disastrous! πŸ™‚

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    Carrie @ DreamGreenDIY
    October 26, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Love the chalkboard painted pumpkin!!! I’m all about the chalkboard paint…We had a little carving party recently to celebrate the season – Happy Halloween to you and your family!!!!!!!

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