I am typically a bit gun shy about carving pumpkins, mostly because I can’t come up with a creative face or interesting design to save my life. So this year I opted to paint instead. I LOVE the result! Anyone else enjoy a little argyle?
The obsessive compulsive side of me first started off with some painter’s tape to try to keep the lines clean, but it just wasn’t really working. I tried a stencil but it shifted around a lot, and the pumpkin was too round for the paper to lay flat enough for that to work well. So I ended up free handing it and it worked great! If my lines started looking crooked, I could just wipe off that section and start again.
I got so excited about painting that I attacked this little guy too. As soon as I can get my hands on another bigger pumpkin I’m planning to paint our name on it. I’ll be sure to get a picture of that too, of course.
I am so fond of our new arrangement that it is now front and center on the table, and my twiney ball centerpiece got bumped to the breakfast bar. Chris thinks the big pumpkin is a little too preppy, but I think the part of him that likes Gap and Starbucks actually really likes it.
Check out other great fall decor ideas at A Soft Place to Land.