Pumpkins are starting to pop up at the markets around here and I’ll probably be picking up mine this weekend. While browsing around the web I came across some pumpkin decorating ideas. Most of the ideas here today are from Martha Stewart Magazine’s website.
I like the idea of sticking a pot of Mum’s in a hollowed out pumpkin like in the photo above although this couldn’t be done until a day or two right before Halloween.
I just love these witch pumpkins. Looks like they were painted black and a small gourd was attached for the nose. The hat would be easy to make and actually I have a couple of witch hats in the Halloween box that I think I would use for this. Cute idea!
I like the simple black silhouette shapes. I think to do this I would stencil on the shape using black paint and then it looks like the dark orange skin of the pumpkin was “etched” away.
I love the idea of using a bird bath as a pedestal for the pumpkin in this photo.
These next few images were found on the Better Homes and Gardens website.
Love these black bats on the mini white pumpkins and suspending them on the mini shepherd hooks is a great idea. I think I would get one of those picture hanger loop hooks that screw in and thread the twine through it instead of tying to the stem. I know from experience that the stems often break off.
Now if I could just find a small wooden wheelbarrow…..
And this is a great idea. The first photo is from Better Homes and Gardens and the second is from Sunset. I would guess that you would need to use a dowel rod to attach them all together. Chop stix would probably work here. At least that’s how I would do it. :)
You can’t go wrong with a combination of pumpkins, gourds, and mums lining the steps to your front porch and a wreath on your front door.
And finally, witch’s feet! Cute. Easy to paint I would think. And how about putting some masks on your pumpkins. Simple and cute. It’s still early for Halloween but the way our weather has been lately I am definitely in a Fall-ish mood. Did you get your pumpkins yet?