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Simple Decorating with Pumpkins

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Decorating with Pumpkins

I love fall.

Pumpkin patches. Falling leaves. Pumpkin spice lattes. Gluten free Pumpkin Bread. Cool weather. Layers. I love it all.

I love seeing pumpkins everywhere. Last year we were completely last minute with fall decor and bought faux pumpkins instead of real. They looked real enough for the kids. But when I brought them out of the garage for this year, I realized that the orange paint had started chipping off.

I was sad.

That was until I remember I had a bottle of black chalkboard paint!!


Craft time {which hardly ever happens these days}.

I went in search of my craft supplies.

Pumpkin Painting What You Need

Easy Peasy and SO cute!

Painting Pumpkin

I love how the orange pops in the Fall.

Paint the first coat and let dry completely (I know this step is always SO hard!!).

Painting Pumpkin first coat

Paint a second coat and possibly a third if you feel that the pumpkin needs it. {this was after one coat}

Entry way painted pumpkin

I love that I can write anything on it.

It’s perfect for:

  • Monograms
  • Scripture verses
  • Phrases
  • Your word for the year/month
  • Art project with your kids

Much to my dismay, one morning I went downstairs with the baby after my husband had already taken the older kids downstairs for breakfast, and I found my chalkboard pumpkin on the floor in the hallway. Someone had taken it upon themselves to add their own artistic style to my pumpkin.

After taking a few deep breaths and partaking in my morning coffee, I saw the beauty in the mess. They wanted to decorate the pumpkin like Mommy. They did use chalk, so they probably thought they were helping. Ha!

Something else you can do with Pumpkins in the Fall is to plant mums inside them.

Mum Planters

Pumpkins and mumsWhat you need:

  • pumpkins
  • mums
  • potting soil
  • shovel

Take out all the insides. Add the potting soil. Plant the mums. Add more potting soil, and you’re done!

Easy and beautiful. Simple decorating with pumpkins.

What are some ways you decorate with pumpkins in the Fall?


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Charleen Crawford

Tuesday 22nd of October 2019

Oh! I just love this idea absolutely amazing. Harvest a reminder of HIS Faithfulness


Monday 1st of December 2014

this is a great idea

Ash L.

Saturday 22nd of November 2014

Such a good idea to use chalkboard paint on anything else but a flat surface. I'm going to try this.

Kat Ryan

Monday 10th of November 2014

LOVED this post!! Once we are moved and settled in, I am going to be using a lot of these. Thanks for the information!

Jenn erin

Thursday 6th of November 2014

These are great ideas! Love it!