Pumpkin decorating ideas | How About Orange

October 06, 2008

Pumpkin decorating ideas

I've sifted through the magazine sites and rounded up some unique pumpkin carving, painting, and decorating tutorials. For your inspiration:

Hallmark's Fantasy Pumpkins (above)
23 Pumpkins to Paint and Decorate at Better Homes and Gardens
More pumpkin decorating ideas from Martha Stewart
Martha's Papier-Mache Pumpkins (not real pumpkins, but I'll include them because they're cute!)
Sunset Magazine's Leafy Pumpkins (love the Harlequin designs)
A gallery of No-Carve Pumpkins at Good Housekeeping
Country Living's Unique Pumpkin Carving Ideas

And if you're looking for pumpkin carving stencils, check out this post from last year.

(Image from hallmarkmagazine.com)

32 comments:

Grandma G said...

I bet you could give a pumpkin painting demo yourself! I think you should post a photo from those days so long ago. Those pumpkins were fantastic! :-)

Love,
Mum

Jess said...

Mmm, no thanks. Not that fantastic.

Nevis said...

Very cool!

Julia said...

I love the paper mache pumpkins. What a great group of links, thanks much!

Lindsey said...

OMG!!! I love the fantasy pumpkins. I think I may try this!

{ Lindsey }
www.coveiter.com

Tammy (Mom to this crazy bunch) said...

I love that pumpkin carriage!

Ken said...

There are really beautiful.

all over the map said...

i love halloween. rather i love pumpkin carving and all the delicious and yummy decor that goes with fall. thanks for all the links.

Vinyl Rocks My World said...

My roommate and I were just talking about if we were going to carve pumpkins this month.. Thank you so much for this post! It MUST be a sign! :O)

nicole said...

Did you see the presidential pumpkin stencils at BHG.com...so funny! http://www.bhg.com/vote

Erica said...

What an awesome list - thanks for compiling these!

Rusti said...

When I saw that pumpkin carriage my mouth fell open! How awesome! Thanks for sharing your list.

And btw, hello! :)

Lory said...

Cool links, thanks!!! I have the inside of my home decorated for the ocassion. Tomorrow, the outside. :):):):)

Hugs,

Lory
www.thediaryofl.blogspot.com

Ashley said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH. I have been pretty anxious thinking about actually carving a pumpkin with my two year old....there are many ideas on here that don't require a knife...YAY!! I might keep all of my fingers this year!@

Allisa Jacobs said...

These are really fun, thanks for sharing. I love the paper mache pumpkins. And the carriage would be the envy of the whole block....

The Mommy said...

Oh how I love halloween...this post has me totally inspired! That carriage though...it's just beautiful! I want it!!!

Stacey said...

i did the papier mache pumpkins with a few years ago and they turned out great. I highly recommend doing them.- and since I live in florida you don't have to worry about them spoiling :)

Thank you for all the great ideas. Your site is a constant source of inspiration for me.

NJTomboy said...

Gosh - I love THAT pumpkin... It's so magical!

abigail @ Piece of Cake said...

thanks for the inspiration! i guess i have alot of work to do...

jen duncan said...

What a handy post! Thanks so much for putting these links together for us. :-)

Jersey Girl in DC said...

I love that pumpkin coach! Thanks for sharing this.

boliyou said...

I loved the Hallmark pumpkin article. They just come out more and more fun pumpkin ideas every year.

A glance at my world said...

I love the picture!

Ednarb said...

That pumpkin carriage is amazing! But where in the world do you find belt buckles like that?? And in two different sizes? In fact, is the door even a buckle?

prettywithribbons said...

I love the cinderella carriage! Who thinks up all this awesome stuff?? Thanks for sharing.

Jeanee said...

We @ Hallmark blogged you on our blog for blogging our pumpkin. THANKS!

http://b-cre8ive.blogspot.com/2008/10/were-getting-blogged.html

damonica said...

hey wats up yall

Kevin said...

Hi
An excellent list of links which are very useful.
Regards
Kevin

Nikki Fotheringham said...

I love this so much! What did you use for the windows and door?

Jessica Jones said...

Nikki, looks like the Hallmark link is no longer active so we can't access the tutorial which would have answered your question. Sorry!

Pumpkin Carving Ideas said...

That surely a wonderful creation! I'd love to try that. Thanks for sharing useful links. You're amazing!

Cheers!
~ Lyn

annewalker said...

This one looks amazing!
I pinned this to my pinterest board if you don't mind.

Anne Walker
Pumpkin Carving Ideas

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