Friday, October 25, 2013
I have a confession. I HATE carving pumpkins. I may have to ask my mother to confirm this, but I think I hated it as a child too. I am NOT interested in slaving away with a knife/cutting implement and then scooping out pumpkin guts in the name of making a Halloween creation. I may be very creative...but this is one activity that does not float my boat.
As a result of my Halloween pumpkin-carving-hatred, I am naturally drawn to other pumpkin decorating options. Here then is a round-up of some of my favorites for this season.
Option 1 - The Googly Eyes Pumpkin! This is SUPER easy to achieve; a lot of eyes for a lot of look! (For more info on this look, please check out this months edition of HGTV Magazine)
Option 2 - The Mummy Pumpkin! Again, super easy and the result is A LOT of look! Just take medical gauze and wrap up a pumpkin. Add some giant googly eyes and wham bam thank you m'am you are DONE!
Option 3 - The Glamorous Pumpkin! If you are interested in a slightly more upscale look then grab some cans of fall themed metallic spraypaint and have at it. (Check out this blog for more great pumpkin ideas)
Option 4 - Chevron Pumpkins! If you have a steady hand, this is a simple pattern to sketch onto your pumpkin and then fill in with paint. Or spraypaint the whole pumpkin white and THEN add the chevron stripes. Again, a lot of impact for just a little work.