People amaze me every year with their pumpkin creativity. Pumpkin decorating continues to be a popular trend, with non-carved pumpkins dressed up in paint, glitter and other decorations. Metallic and two-tone pumpkins are quite popular (and copper is a big color this year). There really doesn’t seem to be anything off limits in pumpkin decorating. Living in Florida where a pumpkin rots in two or three days sitting outside, I love the idea of decorating a pumpkin rather than carving one.
Font design is always a hit for me. Look at these “message” pumpkins. Kelly at Studio DIY (left) shows how she made them on her blog. Inspired by Studio DIY, Shahla at Treehouse Threads made her version in black and white. This idea makes a cute treatment for table decorations or place cards as well.
Every year I can’t wait to see what Alisa Burke, an artist and blogger, is going to do with her pumpkins. Last year’s glow in the dark pumpkins were a fun surprise. Living by the beach myself, I really wish I could duplicate her beach pumpkins, but I am not as artistically talented as Alisa. She actually has a tutorial on the art of painting pumpkins where she shows many of her past creations and provides a good how-to. This year she did floral pumpkins that are also painted which make a beautiful centerpiece.
Photos: Alisa Burke