Last Halloween, I outlawed carved pumpkins in our house. I’m done with the mess, done with blistered fingers from those flimsy carving tools, and best of all- done with pumpkin rot. I made some fun painted pumpkins last October that were quite a hit with all our little trick-or-treaters. I decided to go with more of the same this year but also added some extra bling to spruce things up.
I love how the herringbone pattern doubles as a spider web motif. Puffy paint was the perfect choice for this and adds a little dimension to the surface. I started out by drawing vertical lines in the grooves of the pumpkin and then drew in the chevron pattern. Tip: do this in sections to allow for better handling without smudging the paint.
Last year, I hand painted each pumpkin white before starting on the patterns. It was quite time consuming so this year I opted for spray paint instead. After only a few minutes of drying time, I painted on the ghost and added the goggly eyes. I bought jewelry chain and spliced it with wire cutters to create the chain. It was super simple and I think it turned out pretty cute!
It seems like no-carve pumpkins are all the rage this year, how do you plan on decorating your pumpkins this year??