The V Spot

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

Fifty shades of pumpkin. No-carve pumpkin ideas.

OK, maybe not 50, but it sure seems like I did a whole heck of a lot of pumpkins last fall.  As autumn approaches and we gear up  to go into another fall season, I thought I’d do a quick recap of my previous no-carve pumpkins.

I had SO much fun with the pumpkins!

These black and white pumpkin topiaries might be one of my favorite Halloween projects ever! I love the ravens holding up the Halloween banner too!

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Another one of my favorite pumpkin projects ever?  This Crown Pumpkin.  I love the glossy black and the lace crown just makes me happy.

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You know what else?  Every pumpkin needs a bird wearing a hat.  And some bling.  And some paint.

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Here are few other pumpkins that I’ve done over the years…  Click to be taken to the easy tutorials.

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I kicked things off last year by tearing up an old flannel shirt and covering a fake pumpkin.

 

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Copper pumpkins

 

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Thrift store neckties covering Dollar Store pumpkins.

 

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And since we’re covering pumpkins with thrift store clothing: an old dress gave its life to turn this trick-or-treat pumpkin into a Halloween decor

 

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An old leather belt & various hardware and black spray paint
were used on this Punk-In

 

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Faux silver mini-pumpkins with black sticks.
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Speaking of pumpkins and black sticks….

 

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Zebra Striped Duck Tape Pumpkin

 

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Duck Tape works for so many things…
including saving a craft fail.

 

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You can also create a faux mercury glass look by breaking basic spray painting rules.

 

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Of course you can take your Halloween pumpkins and give them a metallic update that will take you right through Thanksgiving.

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Loved this fake pumpkin, old plate and candlestick make-over.

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One last pumpkin: add a frosty touch for that week in limbo when Thanksgiving is over, but the Christmas decor is still in the attic.

I have lots more ideas in the hopper for this year too.  Who here is excited about fall?!

15 Comments

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Shawn said...

August 21, 2012 at 1:13 pm
I cannot believe its time for you to start your pumpkins. Where did summer go?
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Cherished Bliss said...

August 21, 2012 at 2:05 pm
haha! I remember all your pumpkins from last year! : ) I have to say I'm pretty excited about fall... mainly because we moved to Wisconsin and apparently they have fall here : ) I'm not used to seeing those colors... usually it was just summer straight through to December in Texas!
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Good Time Charlie said...

August 21, 2012 at 3:07 pm
Starting to just barely think about Fall, as in, when will it finally cool down! I am excited to think about Pumpkins and Fall Decor. I did NADA around here last year, it was sad. This year I vow to be more festive. You know my favorite Pumpkin is the Punkin. I am making one this year fer sure, fer sure.
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MiMi said...

August 21, 2012 at 6:47 pm
I'm wondering what you're up to with em this year!
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Johnnie said...

August 21, 2012 at 10:14 pm
Yay! I love your pumpkins. Last year you counted them and you had eleventy thousand. I can't wait to see what you do with them this year.

xoxo
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Tausha said...

August 21, 2012 at 10:39 pm
Now I must create something with a pumpkin or two! Thanks so much for the ideas!
Have a happy week!

Tausha
sassystleredesign.com
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Richella said...

August 21, 2012 at 10:58 pm
EXCITED for fall? How about ecstatic? Can't wait?? this happens every year. . . I'm always glad for summer to come, but then the heat just drags on and on. . . and I'm an Autumn girl.

I remember your wonderful pumpkins from last year! Looking forward to seeing what you do this year. I do so love pumpkins. :)
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SueAnn Lommler said...

August 22, 2012 at 1:33 pm
Not me!!! I love summer and am not looking forward to winter!! Sigh
Nice pumpkins shots
Hugs
SueAnn
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Katie said...

August 22, 2012 at 5:08 pm
ha ha i love your title of your post! and of course all of the pumpkins!!!
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Mrs. Robinson said...

August 22, 2012 at 10:44 pm
Can I just say this is the funniest post title ever!!!!! I laughed out loud!! :-))
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Gypsy Heart said...

August 24, 2012 at 2:18 am
LOVE fall, pumpkins and everything else connected with it. These are wonderful suggestions ~ thanks so much for sharing! I'm a new follower and look forward to more of your creativity.

Stop by and say hi when you can!

Pat
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Tulip TrueAim said...

August 24, 2012 at 3:18 am
I was looking for ideas for pumpkins to do with my kids. I really like the neck tie one. Stopping by from I'm Lovin it. I am a new follower. Hope to see you at True Aim!
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c.w.frosting said...

August 24, 2012 at 8:37 pm
cannot believe it's almost fall! pinned your pumpkin ideas, xo
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Hilani Ellis said...

August 27, 2012 at 1:01 pm
Found this on Frugal Girls! Coming by to say Hi, and follow/like/+/tweet together. :)
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Emmy said...

August 27, 2012 at 10:47 pm
You did make a lot of amazing pumpkins last year. Probably should hit the dollar store soon as the pumpkins may be there already

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