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!


  1. says

    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?

  2. says

    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!!!

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