DIY: 3 Pretty Ways to Decorate Pumpkins

Decorating for the holidays is one of my favorite things to do, especially now that it’s Halloween season! This past weekend my mom and I decided to get crafty and started to decorate some pumpkins. After all the endless hours we’ve spent on Pinterest, we finally decided to try out a few of our favorites and even came up with a few nifty ideas of our own!

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The first one we decided to try out was a white painted pumpkin with sequins polka dots.

  • Start by drawing a small circle on the white pumpkin with glue.
  • Then placed the sequins on top of the glue circle (don’t worry, for the small sequins I just sprinkled them above where I placed the glue – it saved a lot of time!)
  • Continue this until the pumpkin is filled with sequins polka dots.
  • To complete the look, use Martha Stewert’s Multi-Surface Glitter Acrylic Craft Paint in Gold for the stem to add a little extra sparkle!

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The next one I wanted simple because I wanted to keep it in my updated bedroom. Sometimes I feel like less is more, and in this case it worked perfectly!

  • Paint the entire pumpkin with Martha Stewert’s Multi-Surface Metallic Acrylic Craft Paint in Sterling. (I did have to do a few coats in order for the metallic paint to cover the pumpkin completely!)

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Before we left the craft store, my mom saw these cute black buttons and she thought they’d be a perfect for one of our pumpkins (and I have to say mother knows best!)

  • Paint this one with the Martha Stewert’s Multi-Surface Pearl Acrylic Craft Paint in Pink Tafetta. (I believe I only had to use two coats of paint and it didn’t take too long to completely dry.)
  • Glue the buttons on however you like! Instead of doing words, you can randomly place them or spell out whatever you like – we just thought that “BOO” was perfect for the occasion 🙂

Which one do you like the best? Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo