Little Pumpkin Decorating Ideas for Halloween
Welcome to my little pumpkin roundup! I have some excellent little pumpkin decorating ideas to share, thanks to a volunteer pumpkin vine in my back yard. I’m so excited about my recent harvest, even if it was accidental.
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Green Thumb? Not So Much…
One thing I’m not good at is taking care of plants. I don’t even have much proof, other than one sad-looking aloe plant (that I refuse to show you), because every other plant I’ve ever owned, I’ve killed. I don’t mean to kill them, I just can’t seem to keep them alive. Madre is most likely very ashamed of this fact, because she has the greenest thumb of anyone I know. Just look at this beautiful Amaryllis she grew!
On the other hand, I’ve had some very successful plants in my day, as well. It always seems to be that the ones that survive are the ones I never intended to grow in the first place. How does that happen?
Case in point, this enormous pumpkin vine in our back yard.
Pooh chose the topic “How To Plant A Seed” for her 4-H demonstration last year, and accidentally sprouted a sunflower in a plastic cup. When this pretty green shoot came up in the yard, we all kind of thought it was going to be a sunflower, because her cup got left on the patio and then just disappeared one day. We left it alone and let it grow, and ended up with that little beast you saw above.
A bumper crop!
Of course, once we figured out what it really was and got excited about it, our vicious canines pulled a good one and trampled through it one day, harvesting most of our little miniature pumpkins before their time. Coach gathered them and started piling them on the patio table….
…until the pile was really impressive.
Once you see my little pumpkin decorating ideas, you’re going to want some little bitty pumpkins of your own. If you actually have a knack for growing things, you can fetch yourself some pumpkin seeds from Amazon and grow some like I did (or with purpose, whichever). I’m going to attempt to grow more for next year, so I’ll need lots of good vibes!
little pumpkin decorating ideas
All these precious little guys, and so early! I decided I’d better paint my little pumpkins so they would last as long as possible. Besides, when it comes to decorating little pumpkins like these, carving is not really an option. I probably came up with more little pumpkin decorating ideas than I had pumpkins to decorate. I wanted really creative painted pumpkins, not just polka dots and chevron stripes, ya know?
Although, there were a few that didn’t get cute painted pumpkin faces. The two orange ones pictured above were so perfectly perfect, I decided to just spray them with some clear acrylic. I painted a couple just purple and green (my two favorite Halloween colors…I’m so over orange and black), because my little pumpkin faces needed wingmen to really shine in the spotlight.
I used my nifty acrylic craft paints that I found in a set, and some of my really good acrylic paints, as well (you can get those in a set, too). If you want to try my ideas, you’ll also need some small detail paint brushes to make the little eyes and cracks and stuff.
Did you know that painting pumpkins seals them and makes them last longer? I wish they’d last forever, because I’m really crazy about them all! The best part is, I grew them! Ok, well, they kind of grew themselves, but they grew themselves in my back yard, so I’m completely jazzed. Plus, these cute painted pumpkin faces really got me geared up for Halloween…my cute little alien, spidery witch, and the gang from KISS have definitely gotten me in the spooky mood!
more Halloween decor
I. Love. Halloween! It’s just so dang fun to be someone else for an entire day every year! Makeup, costumes, crazy hair, decorations…and I might be accused of going overboard on the decorations. I have way more up my sleeve than just little pumpkin decorating ideas, you see.
Yep, that’s a Halloween tree! It’s actually a Joshua tree that I strung orange and black lights on (I couldn’t find green and purple). Beneath that is my ever-growing skull collection! I also have two huge Halloween bowls that I fill with candy every year, but I haven’t gotten them out yet. I would just eat it all…it’s way too early! I also intend to put up my lighted bat and ghost, which suction-cup to my windows.
It’s all my favorite! Especially the candy! And, of course, my cute painted pumpkins. If you happen to sit in my stylist chair from now until Halloween, you’ll get stared down by these four. Gene, Paul, Ace and Peter look great on my station counter, don’t you think? This was by far the best, and most complimented, of my little pumpkin decorating ideas.
Don’t be intimidated; they are just jealous of your gorgeous hair. And since I didn’t have room to include mouths, you don’t have to worry about Gene spitting on you! You’re welcome.
On Wednesday, I’ll give you a little sneak peek of Halloween at the salon last year, and get everyone geared up for this year’s festivities. We DO some Halloween, Baby. Don’t miss it!