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Hi Everyone! Welcome to October! This is an exciting month as I am joining hundreds of other bloggers for a 31 day series with thenester.com! Each blogger chooses a topic to write on for 31 days straight. My topic is 31 days of Homemade Holidays, so I have lots of fun projects, recipes and gifts to share with you. From Halloween to Christmas, we are going to do it all!
Day one: Pumpkin Painting!
At our house we love to decorate pumpkins, but handing a carving knife to three little boys is not ideal in any way, so we decorate by painting our pumpkins!
Supplies you will need: Pumpkins, multiple colors of Acrylic paints, paintbrushes and sponges, stickers, stencils, glitter and lots of imagination!
There are many possibilities, but these are the ideas we used this year…
For the black with orange polka dots I placed circle stickers all over the pumpkin and painted the whole thing black. When the paint was completely dry I removed the stickers to reveal the orange polka dots. Cute!
For the gold stenciled pumpkin, I taped stencils to the pumpkin and sponged the paint over them. I think this would also look nice on a black or dark colored pumpkin!
The candy corn pumpkin was really fun…and so simple! I just painted the bottom yellow and after it dried, I painted the top white (including the stem). Fun!
The gold pumpkin…I think looks very classy and elegant. All I did was paint the entire pumpkin gold and sprinkle it with glitter!
I love how the black and white pumpkins turned out! The striped gourds were quick and easy, but make a big impact The bat pumpkin I painted solid white and when it was dry, I stenciled on the black bats.
Now it’s time for you to get creative! Share with me what you came up with!