Four ideas to style pumpkins for a fantastic presentation
Fall is overwhelmingly my favorite season. The changing leaves, pumpkins and crisp smoky air. I love to decorate my home for the season and soak in every minute, as Fall specifically seems so fleeting. There is nothing like amazing pumpkin decorations for your home to get you in the spirit of the Fall season!
I love to incorporate pumpkins in my home not only for Fall, but carrying through Thanksgiving. Most of these ideas are not Halloween specific, so they can be displayed September-November.
Now, we are going to take a look at four ways to style pumpkins that you may not have considered.
Who doesn’t agree that gold makes everything look so much more elevated? Head to your local craft store to pick up some gold paint. I love this one by Martha Stewart. Spray paint would be too hard to control for this task, so I would avoid it. Use washi tape or painters tape to section off a clean line for your paint job. I like to alternate painting the top half and bottom half of the pumpkins for visual interest. It may be tempting to paint the entire pumpkin, but it will rot very quickly if you do so. Gourds and dried corn also look particularly beautiful gilded.
Filled with flowers
Carve out your pumpkin to create space for your potted flowers or any kind of arrangement in a vase. Cactus and succulents also look darling in small pumpkins! This presentation makes a beautiful present for a special teacher or also a hostess gift. If you want to display your pumpkin outside, mums and marigolds are hearty enough to withstand the cool evening temperatures. See picture above!
The written word
Get creative with text on your pumpkin. Don’t worry about being a calligrapher here. Add your family initial, “Hello Fall,” or any phrase that suits you! Use as a centerpiece for your table, or to welcome guests into your home. If you are hesitant about your lettering, sketch it out with a light colored marker first, then fill in with paint or a darker pen. Another option is to use stickers to spell out what you like, paint, then remove stickers once dry. You will be left with the negative image of your phrase and lettering will be symmetrical. These are also cute if you add a patch of black chalkboard paint to the front of your pumpkin then add your message in chalk once it dries.
The glam pumpkin. Super sparkly and fun! I like to use sequins in a fall color palette, but feel free to use what you like!! Perhaps a mermaid or unicorn pumpkin? The easiest way to do this project is to purchase strands of sequins, and wrap around your pumpkin until you are pleased with the look. This set from Amazon has all the colors you need. I liked the look of covering the top third only, so most of the pumpkin is visible. Use a large foam brush to apply a generous coat of glue around the base of the stem. Start at the back of the stem of the pumpkin, covering all the glue with the sequins.
If you like to save decorations year after year, head to your local craft store and pick up some craft pumpkins. You can carve them, paint them, etc. and they keep forever!
Please share in comments the chic pumpkin decorations you make for your home!