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, 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 3. Puffy Paint Pumpkins by Young House Love 4. Chalkboard Pumpkins by The Old Painted Cottage 5. Sequined Pumpkins by Making Lemonade 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…