Monday, October 6, 2008

Quick N Easy Pumpkins

Kimba at A Soft Place to Land is hosting her First Ever Halloween party. Click on the icon below to visit other blogs participating. Thanks Kimba, for serving as our hostess! I look forward to visiting the other blogs and getting some great ideas.


Are you:

  • pushed for time?
  • not very artisitc?
  • a little lazy?
  • all of the above?
Then you might want to try to decorate some pumpkins like I did-quick and easy! I started with 3 faux pumpkins from Walmart, black and white spray paint, stickers, and free clipart from the internet. I covered the stem on the two I planned to paint with paint tape. The picture in front is from the thrift store. And I decorated the three pumpkins like this. From left to right:
  • orange pumpkin-candy corn clipart printed from the internet, (it's easy-just right click and save, the paste into a word document over and over til you fill a page-print and cut out, and glue with modpodge)
  • black pumpkin-pumpkin stickers with a coat of mod podge
  • white pumpkin- ghost and Happy Halloween stickers with a coat of mod podge.
I spray painted the picture black to use as a tray and used stickers along the edge. In the picture below, I added pumpkin lights that I bought at a garage sale this weekend. And here they are with the lights off. I will probably use this at school for now and on my front porch a little closer to Halloween to greet the trick or treaters. If you are new to my blog, you can click HERE and see my other fall posts with pictures of some fall decorating I've done this year.
Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

47 comments:

Bella Casa said...

Those are adorable, you are so creative, I love them :) :)

Thanks for popping over to my party today, too...I love Fall :)

Have a great day my good blogging friend!

Bella :)

Darlene said...

Morning Diane,

Those turned out so CUTE!!! What a great idea!!!! Have a great party day!

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Diane, these are sooooo cute! I love seeing everything you're doing for fall.

I love fall and the colors...just not inside my house. So, I don't decorate for Halloween...or Thanksgiving.

Have fun!

~Blessings,
Jan

Sandy Toes said...

They are great and so fun! I love the lights....soooooo very cuuuutttee!
-Sandy Toes

Bo said...

Hi Diane..These are so cute and you made it look so easy.In case you haven't heard, Jen R. from http://sanctuaryart.blogspot.com/ is having a "Pretty Up Your Pumpkin" party this Wed. Oct. 8th
...you might like to show your great ideas over there also...
;-) Bo

jeanne said...

Good morning Diane, Your post is so festive, You know with all the action that ws going on this weekend I forgot to do my Halloween thing for Kimba's party.sigh. I'll do something now.

Your decorated pumpkins are awesome. I used to do crafts like crazy and I am out of the main stream of thinking crafts. Does that mean I'm old? smile

Seriously thinking crafty, love...Jeanne

Southern Lady said...

How cute and creative, Diane. I know Connor and Cooper are going to love them.

Hope you have a good week.

Janie

Shelia said...

Morning, Diane! Thank you so much for your concerns for me and my family during the hurricane. I'll be up and posting soon. Got a few things to do first. I love the new look of your blog. Thanks for being you!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Connie said...

Awww....those are so cute!!

Marie said...

Cute pumpkins, Diane! Great idea!

Traci said...

What a great idea!!! I love them!!!

mollyandmarshal said...

That's an awesome idea! Just when I think there couldn't be any more great ideas for what to do with pumpkins, I see this! Great job, and I love the lights!

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Wow, those are cute. What a great project for a child. Much safer than carving a pumpkin!

Jen r. said...

HI Diane. That's a great idea My kids would love that! And so easy.

new every morning said...

Oh how fun!!!
I love that idea!

It turned out great, girlie!!!

Becky said...

Hi Diane,
Your pumpkins are darling.
Great ideas this a.m. don't you think. I have enjoyed myself but would you look at the time...oh my I am going to have to get up from the computer now.
bye for now
Becky

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

These are the cutest pumpkins. I love what you did with the picture. You are very creative.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Ooh my goodness Diane...these are completely adorable. This is something I have never seen before or thought of doing. I'm so glad you showed us how. I love the end result. And the tray turned out SO SO cute too.
Mary Lou

Nichole said...

So cute!!

The Berry's Patch said...

Great ideas Diane! I can't seem to carve pumpkins (must be a disability I have) So these ideas are perfect! :-)

Stephanie said...

Soo cute! The pumpkins turned out great!!

Nancy said...

Those are so cute, Diane! You are so talented! Hope you have a great day. Nancy

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Very cute! I love the black one with the candy corn. Those turned out so cute!

Manuela

Astrid said...

Oh MY! I love those pumpkins! They are super cute!

Maybe I'll have to give that a try too! :)

Kelli said...

Those are the cutest pumpkins, Diane! I love the candy corn!
~Kelli
P.s. I'm a coffee drinker too. I love my two cups in the morning. :0)

Joy said...

That's a great way to dress up some plain old pumpkins. I love the way they look. You're sooo crafty!

sarah @ a beach cottage said...

oh great idea Diane, love the tray & the lights too

Sarah

Sincerely Yours said...

HI Diane! What a great great idea! They look so different, very unique. Sincerely, Jeannette

Christina said...

oh, Diane. Love your pumpkins,
but the tray...genius. I would have never thought of using a picture for a tray. I will have to keep that in mind. Great makeover.

I particularly like the candy corn pumpkin.

Enjoyed looking!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Diane, It's not my home decor. But, I thought we could all use a laugh!!! I watched too much of the media today. It was beginning to get me down. Just needed a laugh!!!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Look at how cute your pumpkins are! I love how they look lit up at night...perfect! :-)

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

These pumpkins are just TOO CUTE! You are one creative lady! :) ~Rhonda

Glenda said...

Hi I don't think I've ever been to your blog. I've seen you everywhere. So I thought I'd stop by and say Hey.

What cute halloween things your doing.

I'll stop by again sometime.

CIao

countrygirl3031 said...

Diane ~ you're so talented! I just love your pumpkins...too cute!

Have a great week!

Hugz,
Michele

MizSmoochieLips said...

Lovin' the candycorn pumpkin!! Great ideas :)

Hootin' Anni said...

Love all this Diane...love it a lot! I have a little Halloween treat for you on my Tuesday Blog Entry today...come by to pick it up if you'd like!!

southerninspiration said...

Oh so creative, Diane!!! Way to use your resources!
Suzanne

nikkicrumpet said...

OH MY...those pumpkins are adorable!!! I love the idea and how simple it is...but then it turns out all boutiquey cool!!!! Thanks for sharing your genius!

Meghan said...

Way too, too cute!

Kimba said...

Goodness! Those pumpkins are adorable! I really love the way they look with the halloween lights. You are too much fun!!!!

Thanks for coming to my party! Happy halloween!
Kimba

Zoey said...

One of the more creative pumpkin decorations I have seen this year. Too cute!

1938 Elm Street said...

Hi, Diane! Oh, those pumpkins are so cute & different...I never would have thought of that. Putting that on my to do list if you don't mind me borrowing your idea. Thanks for the comment on my blog. I'll be back.
Annabelle :)

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Diane, that turned out SO GREAT! Wow, you are creative...look you thought this up and did it. What a great post. I always enjoy your blog!
Blessings,
Debbei

misspro312 said...

Cute pumpkins!! Thanks for commenting on my blog!

Traci said...

Cute blog!!! I'm a garage sale freak also.....LOVE IT!!!

Celina said...

Great job..! The white pumpkin looks fantastic with ghost and happy Halloween</a stickers.

ThriftyDecorChick said...

Those pumpkins have to be the best I've seen. I love them!!