“This is Halloween, This is Halloween!!” Are you singing with me yet? This is the time of year to go ahead and crack open your gourds and celebrate the Day of the Dead! Light the way for your trick-or-treaters or create something special for yourself with these 20 Ways to Decorate Your Pumpkin. You’ll find tried and true carving ideas and a few fresh ideas involving stockings, buttons and tape.
1. Stack them high: Make a pumpkin topiary!
2. Tape it Up: Use duct, scotch or Washi tape in fun prints to create a printed pumpkin that lasts all week!
3. Drill down: Get out the handy power tools and drill patterns in the side of the pumpkin.
4. Try a little Bling: Create glitter covered pumpkins.
5. Painted Pumpkins: Paint a message like “BOO!” on the side of a pumpkin.
6. Markers: Use a Sharpie to allow your preschooler to draw a face, accessories or a spooky monster on the pumpkin.
7. Silly faces: Use a pumpkin kit to make silly faces.
8. Underground: Plant your pumpkin partially underground!
9. Succulent succulents: Top your pumpkin with easy to care for succulents.
10. Flower power: Carve out your pumpkin with a hole in the top, line it with plastic and use it as a vase to hold cut flowers.
11. Entertaining: Hollow out a pumpkin and use it to hold ice and bottled water for your fall parties.
12. Live Forever: Use a small plastic carve-able pumpkin and save yourself the carving time each year.
13. Personalized Pumpkins: Add your monogram to pumpkins with buttons, push pins, or paint.
14. Go traditional: Carve out a spooky or silly face and light a candle inside.
15. Mummified: Wrap gauze around a pumpkin and add googly eyes to create a mummy.
16. Centerpiece / Tablescape: Mix pumpkins, gourds and fall leaves for a festive centerpiece.
17. House numbers: Paint your house numbers on a pumpkin and display for the whole fall season.
18. Decoupage. Use decoupage glue to adhere fall foliage or mosses to a pumpkin
19. Button Up: Glue extra buttons all over your pumpkin for something different.
20. Knee High: Get a quick fix by wrapping your pumpkin in a black fish net stocking.
For more seasonal and Halloween pumpkin ideas, please visit Pike Nursery online. They are my favorite local Atlanta nursery and passed along these great tips to help us feel festive!!