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!

Black & white pumpkin topiaries for Halloween

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

Crown Pumpkin Queen

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

blinged out crow pumpkin

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

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


Copper pumpkins


Thrift store neckties covering Dollar Store pumpkins.


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


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


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


zebra, stripes, pumpkin, black, white, silver
Zebra Striped Duck Tape Pumpkin


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


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


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

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

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?!



Shawn said...

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

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!

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.

MiMi said...

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

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.


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!


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. :)

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

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!!!

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!! :-))

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!


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!

c.w.frosting said...

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

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. :)

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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