Ahhh, I am SO excited to finally be sharing this post with you guys! Carving pumpkins every year has been a tradition in my family for years, and although I still love to get my hands dirty scooping out pumpkin guts, I wanted to do some pumpkin DIYing this year as well! Here's the low-down, I love a good DIY project and I love fall decor, but I don't have time to spend hours on end crafting! (As much as I wish I could!) And I doubt you do either. So today I'm sharing three quick, cute and super easy ways to decorate your pumpkins this fall!
#1: Flowers, Flowers and More Flowers!
This is my fav way to quickly decorate pumpkins for fall! For this project, I just used some fake floral bouquets I picked up from Michaels and the Dollar Store. Both the leaves and flowers pull off the plastic stems very easily. Then I simply arranged them how I wanted atop my pumpkins and glued them on one by one! Using different colored leaves gives a gorgeous fall effect, I just used a bunch of different colors from various flower arrangments.
#2: Sharpie It Up
Nail Polish Remover (for mistakes!)
For this next project, I love to use metallic sharpies! I just think the gold looks so on trend, but whatever color you love will work perfectly! Basically, all you gotta do here is grab your markers and start drawing. I went super simple with my "Fall" pumpkin, but you can go crazy with designs too! If you make a mistake (chances are you will, writing on a round object isn't as easy as it looks...) nail polish remover works great to wipe the mess-ups away.
#3: Gimme the Glitter
Cardboard Box/Garbage Bag/Plastic Table Cloth/Newspaper/Etc.
I will admit, out of all of these mini DIYs, this one is definitely the messiest! But it's also so cute and super quick. In my years of using glitter (on just about every project possible), I've found that Spray Adhesive Glues like this one from Aleene's work the absolute BEST! You can pick it up at your local Michaels or Hobby Lobby (plus it's super cheap if you use a Michaels coupon!!). But, if you can't get your hands on the sprayable stuff, brushing mod-podge or another clear glue onto your pumpkins will also work!
I highly recommend setting up for this project in a well-ventilated area, especially if you're planning to glitter-ify a bunch of pumpkins! I typically will do all my DIYs involving spray adhesive outside, but if the weather isn't going your way the garage works great too. Again, like I said before, this project gets messy! So before you start lay out some newspaper, a plastic tablecloth, cardboard, or whatever you having lying around. (I like to use a large cardboard box for quick clean-up!) The rest is simple! Spray your pumpkin with the glue and sprinkle the glitter on top while the glue is still wet! I like the look of applying the glitter to the very top of the pumpkin, but putting it on whole pumpkin or just the bottom also looks adorable. If you want to try for a striped look, use masking tape!
These quick projects are so FUN! It took me under an hour to decorate all of my pumpkins and I love how they turned out! I hope you guys do too. If you try one of these quick projects (or all of them!) be sure to share your pics with me!