Saturday

DIYP#23 Painting Pumpkins

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Painted Pumpkins

My pumpkin love does not end on Oct. 31st. Actually, my favorite part isn't cutting into them. I leave that to my kids and hubby. I keep a few extra pumpkins around until Thanksgiving or until they are squishy.  Whichever comes first.

I love the idea of painting on them.  I found some neat ideas:

white and black painted pumpkin on stand

welcome pumpkin

These are spray-painted gold. Wouldn't these look lovely as a centerpiece?

Golden Gourds

Here's my attempt:

22 comments:

KD @ A Bit Squirrelly said...

Your DIYP kill me...I need more space and time and storage...ADORABLE!

Amanda said...

I love those ideas! I may have to pick some up to paint, though I was thinking of going straight from Halloween into Christmas. I mean, Wal-Mart does it, so why can't I?

Heidi said...

Great idea, we didn't carve any. I know, bad mom, huh? But the thougth of TEACHING my little guy how to cut anything with a knife is just scary. I love your ideas and can't wait to put the welcome one on my front porch display.

Cheryl said...

We didn't do any this year, unless you count at work. :-( But, I really hate that they seem to disappear on Nov 1.

Cheryl said...

We didn't do any this year, unless you count at work. :-( But, I really hate that they seem to disappear on Nov 1.

Jenny said...

Very nice!

I haven't tried painting them yet, but yesterday I saw a pumpkin painted as a turkey. They used leaves as the feathers. It was rather cute!

everyday mom said...

Ohh what great ideas I might have to have a go at this, since I didn't cut into mine.

Christy said...

We just got pumpkins last night! LOL We're planning on painting them for Thanksgiving, thanks for sharing these for some idea's!

Baby Tunnel Exodus said...

Nice! You could stack painted ones for your house number too!

Blessings, Whitney

Muthering Heights said...

It looks very cute!

Patois said...

We've got a Cinderella pumpkin uncarved and one garden-variety one. These are some great ideas.

Karen said...

I don't carve them anymore, either. I make them into pumpkin souffle, pumpkin bread, or pumpkin and peppers, all very yummy and sooo good for you.

Jerri Ann said...

I wish I had thought of the last one. Our pumpkins are sitting on the kitchen counter right where my husband put them when he brought them inside a few days ago after our pumpkin patch visit.

They didn't get carved, painted or even petted.

I love the gold ones too

Valarie said...

I love the first ones! I also love your monogrammed one. I let the kids paint some and they are pretty unusual :)

By the way I don't think I told you I like your layout. I just noticed there are little seaturtles on it. :)

Dee said...

I like your pumpkin!

Dimple Queen said...

This is just a "too cute" kind of idea! I love 'em!!

Deanna said...

I need to go hit up some bargain bins for pumpkins tomorrow and pull out my paints!

amy said...

Okay, now I have to get the one lonely pumpkin we have by the front door and paint it!

mommagurl32 said...

Nice pumpkin! I saw something like this in the Southern Living book I was looking at yesterday! Now I wish I have some leftover pumpkins to paint!

Melissa said...

Wow that looks good!

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Cute!

Happy Mommy said...

I love it!