I REALLY wanted to paint pumpkins this year. Really really really. But I didn't want it to be a lot of work and I didn't want to spend a lot of money. So I gave up on that idea.
I still wanted to do something to my pumpkins (carving is out of the question. Me + guts + knife isn't going to happen). So I saw a few things on Pinterest to jewel up pumpkins easily. Genius! Nate was on boy's weekend so I decided it was DIY time. I ran to Michael's and JoAnn and picked up a few things (sequins, pom poms, gems), pulled my puffy paint out of storage, and went to town!
First I puffy painted some dots on my white pumpkin. Success!
Then I started with the black puffy paint and it wouldn't come out...so I squeezed harder. First rule in puffy paints - don't squeeze too hard! We had a major explosion.
From then on I was much gentler with the paints. The gems and sequins I glued on with E6000. That was by far the easiest of the options! The pom poms I also glued, but they like to fall off so I had to sit there and hold them onto the pumpkin until the glue semi dried. Never again.
I brought them all outside and arranged on the steps. I wanted the little girls to pose with the pumpkins but "stay" was not something they mastered (or that we didn't master) in puppy kindergarten.
This whole time I was frantically yelling "SIT!". Nope.
So I gave up on that idea and called them to "come!". They get that one.
In my Halloween wreath post I pointed out my awkward plain pumpkins. Might have made them even more awkward but I had fun doing it!
My view when the little ghosts and goblins come on Halloween!
Anyone else decorate pumpkins in a non-traditional way this year?
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