Paint A Pumpkin

This past weekend, Stephen and I walked around a really fun fall festival on a farm, and into their pumpkin barn looking at their selection.

“I really want a white pumpkin,” I said.

“White?” he questioned.  “Why?”

“So I can paint gold polka dots on it… of course,” I answered so matter of factly.  Stephen knows at this point in our marriage to not question me further when I throw out a creative idea like that.  He knows at this point, it’s a “girl thing.”

I’ve been seeing a lot of Halloween decor popping up, and my own personal challenge is always, how do I decorate for Halloween and Fall without the ghosts and goblins? One thing I don’t do is scary.  I’m just not into the whole fright and fear side of Halloween (I’m such a chicken in haunted houses), but I do love a good pumpkin carving and roasting pumpkin seeds.  This year though, instead of carving, I’m determined to PAINT my first pumpkin!  I’ve been seeing so many cute ideas floating around, and I want to dare you to also try painting a pumpkin for a “dare-it-yourself” project instead of carve one for this year’s Halloween home decor.  Here’s some really adorable and sparkly ideas I’ve gathered, and you can see more on my Pinterest!

Have you ever painted a pumpkin before?  If you have, I’d love for you to share some tips in the comments below of what was successful for you in the process!

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black-lace-pumpkinbutton-painted-pumpkin black-white-stripe-pumpkingold-white-glitter-pumpkin chevron-polka-dot-stripe-pumpkin pink-chevron-pumpkin polka-dot-pumpkinInspiration images from Spaceships & Laserbeams, The Shabby Creek Cottage, Decoist, HonestlyWTF, Thistlewood Farms, A Thoughtful Place, Buzzfeed, Spraypaint & Chardonnay.

4 Comments on Paint A Pumpkin

  1. Lyndsay
    October 27, 2014 at 1:07 pm (3 years ago)

    Scarlett! These are so much fun. I love painting and blinging out pumpkins each year… so much more fun than carving! And I’m loving your decorating site. Great ideas! :))

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    • Scarlett
      October 29, 2014 at 4:06 pm (3 years ago)

      Hey girl!! It doesn’t surprise me that you of all people paint pumpkins too! You always inspire me with all your craftiness!! Thanks for checking out my new site! Let me know if you’d be interested in letting me do a home tour of your fabulous place and all the cute decor you’ve created! I’d love to feature you on here and come do a photoshoot of you in your your place! I just featured Danielle Downing a few weeks ago!

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      • Lyndsay
        October 31, 2014 at 8:52 am (3 years ago)

        That sounds fun, Scarlett! Might be fun to do around Christmas for something different? Let me know!! PS-happy candy day. 🙂

  2. Carolin
    October 23, 2014 at 8:53 pm (3 years ago)

    That pink pumpkin is too cute!!

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