The V Spot

Rants, observations and home decorating from a woman with no time for a blog.

Pumpkin Round Up: 10 pumpkin ideas

I got a few questions about the pumpkins that I used in yesterday’s post about the fall decor on a window ledge.  A few readers asked me if they were real.  So I decided to do a quick round up of 10 fun pumpkin ideas.
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Two years ago I did a tutorial on how to paint the obviously fake pumpkins to get them looking a bit better.

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Once painted, you can do just about anything to them.

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You can read the tutorial on how to paint them to get the aged copper effect here

Last year I took these same 4 pumpkins and painted them white and cream.

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I think this is recycling at its best. I sprayed a white primer on these to help cover the copper color.  Then, working quickly, slop on heavy layers of acrylic paint in various whites, creams and taupes.  While the paint is still wet, spray a heavy coat of a clear gloss sealer on these.  The paint will run a bit and once it dries, there is a ceramic effect.

I am on a pumpkin roll right now, so more pumpkin posts are coming.
If you missed them, be sure to check out how to make my Edward Scissorhands style Punk-In

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Or how to make a Plaid Flannel Pumpkin from a thrift store shirt.
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(If you’re using real pumpkins and gourds be sure to check out this tip  to keep them from getting all gross & moldy.)

These pumpkins also caught my eye around the blogosphere and I am loving them!

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This awesome pumpkin pie dip from Scissors & Spatulas
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Beautiful thumbtack covered pumpkins from Madigan Made
Lacy Pumpkin
This gorgeous lace covered pumpkin from Better Homes & Gardens
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I love these blue crackle pumpkins from Home Stories A 2 Z
There are so many fab examples out there!  Happy Fall y’all!



Phil and Darby Hawley said...

September 22, 2011 at 2:09 pm
I love those address pumpkins!

Impulsive Addict said...

September 22, 2011 at 2:41 pm
Is that the first time you've ever said y'all? ;)

I love your pumpkins! <--this could totally be dirty.
However, the Edward pumpkin scares me.

You are a creative genius! Guess what? I've never even carved a pumpkin! Sad, right?

MiMi said...

September 22, 2011 at 5:08 pm
Well now I want a pumpkin roll.

~ Laura said...

September 22, 2011 at 6:33 pm
That flannel pumpkin looks so cozy!! I like that one!!! And I think Madigan's (or as we know here now..Shannon!!)pumpkins are so amazing!!!

The Punk In makes me want a beer...some odd throw back to my youth I believe!! lol!!!

I think the address pumpkins totally trump anything Martha's ever done!! :) Can't wait for more!!!

Maggie @ Midwestern {Sewing} Girl said...

September 22, 2011 at 8:30 pm
You've done it again. I think you are so completely amazing!!!!!

SueAnn said...

September 22, 2011 at 8:41 pm
Wow! I love all of the pumpkins but the blue crackle really caught my eye!!

debbie~refreshrestyle said...

September 23, 2011 at 12:29 am
Love your round up! The house numbers and flannel shirt are great! Thanks, Debbie

debbie~refreshrestyle said...

September 23, 2011 at 12:30 am
Actually, they are all great, I meant to say those are my favorites! Debbie

Shawn said...

September 23, 2011 at 5:20 am
I painted my pumpkins last year following your tutorial, they look so real sitting out front!

I love the blue pumpkins, who woulda thunk it?

Cindy said...

September 23, 2011 at 8:11 am
So many great ideas...

Honey at 2805 said...

September 24, 2011 at 3:12 am
Your house number pumpkins are so-0-0 cute. Why do you bring one of your terrific project by to Potpourri Friday (in progress)! There's also a giveaway!

Madigan at madiganmade said...

September 24, 2011 at 5:37 pm
Love those address pumpkins... And Beth's blue ones are so pretty.

Thanks for including me in this round-up! :)

Kara @ June & Bear said...

September 24, 2011 at 10:39 pm
I have a thing for pumpkins too. I think I must do an Edward Scissorhands version now.

Cathy @My 1929 Charmer said...

September 27, 2011 at 3:47 pm
The address pumpkins was really a great idea. Love how they look! I found you at A2Z party!

Heidiopia said...

September 27, 2011 at 9:35 pm
Love pumpkins in anything other than orange! Lots of great variations out there ~ thanks for sharing!
Visiting from Beth's Tutes and Tips
Heidi @ Show some Decor

Heather said...

September 27, 2011 at 10:36 pm
Fantastic! I'm loving all these different pumpkin ideas!

Lauren said...

September 27, 2011 at 11:42 pm
I love your front porch pumpkin numbers! What a unique idea. Would love to have you link this up to the Scatter Girls Fall Porch Link Up Party- going on right now!

Judy said...

September 28, 2011 at 12:21 am
Love all the pumpkin ideas. This weekend I'm definitely getting started on mine. Thanks for sharing at my Fall into Fall party.

Lauren said...

September 28, 2011 at 2:46 am
Oh how I love Home Goods! Love this transformation that you've made here. Thank you for linking up this project up to Scatter Girls as well.

Sarah said...

September 29, 2011 at 10:57 pm
Love the pumpkin house numbers! I keep thinking that I am going to try day! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kristin said...

September 30, 2011 at 12:20 am
I love your address pumpkins! What a great way to be functional and decoartive at the same time! Stopping by from {the frugal girls}.

Amy said...

September 30, 2011 at 7:20 pm
These are all so cute! And definitely look better than just the plain storebought originals. I'd love for you to link up to my pumpkin craft challenge so my readers can see all these fantastic ideas. :)

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

October 1, 2011 at 4:23 pm
More genius! You are a one stop shop for amazing pumpkin ideas. I love the address pumpkins ( OK I love all of your pumpkins!)

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