Owls and vampires pumpkins
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
As promised - article no. 2 from the Halloween series is delivered. Today we're talking: pumpkin carving and decorating ideas.
Pumpkins are both a fall staple and the greatest Halloween symbol there is. In fact I consider pumpkins essential for a great Halloween party.
They come in different shapes, colors and flavors and can be used for delicious Halloween recipes and amazing decor. The best part is they are inexpensive and easy to find during autumn.
I collected some wonderful pumpkin carving and pumpkin decorating ideas for everybody to use. The only thing you need is as many pumpkins you can get your hands on because I made a lot of inspiring collages with all kinds of Halloween pumpkins for you to craft/DIY!
Don't forget to also read my article about Halloween food - spooky desserts and treats!
Use a drill to make a polka dotted carved pumpkin (left). Mini pumpkins will look lovely as candles holders for the Halloween table!
Classy white pumpkins (you can use white paint on classic orange pumpkins) with beautiful black stencils - you can find lots of free pumpkin stencils with a simple internet search.
This is such a simple idea and looks incredible: flower covered pumpkins (left) and a cool shaped pumpkin used as a vase - a great centerpiece for autumn!
More pumpkin decorating inspiration - notice the cute Hello Kitty pumpkin, the bloody pumpkins (add red paint on the top of the pumpkin and it will stream down naturally), the spiders and webs pumpkin (use a black Sharpie to draw them )
Trick or Treat! Scary lighted pumpkins!
Owls and vampires pumpkins
Halloween Decor - lace pumpkin in a stocking and bling/flashy black pumpkin decorated with crystals!
Glitter Pumpkin Candle Holder, Hardware Store Pumpkin
Leaf-carved pumpkin (left). Simple flowers are a cute way to dress up pumpkins (right).
Fabulous Cinderella Pumpkins made with different size pumpkins colored in pink, yellow and purple and decorated with crystals, pearls, beads, flowers and fabric bows! So dreamy!
Lovely crochet lace covered pumpkin (left) and pastel "tattooed" pumpkins decorated with beads (right).
Scary Jack O-Lantern! The little pug is so cute!!!
Pumpkin Topiary - use neutral colors with a splash of orange for an elegant look.
Sequined and glittered pumpkins (cover them in glue before adding sequins and/or glitter).
Cats and bats pumpkins - you'll need black paint and scrapbook paper to transforms these pumpkins into spooky Halloween creatures
DIY pumpkin decorating using buttons, lace, veil, patterned fabric and sequins!
Painted pumpkins using white ones as a base (use pumpkin stencils and black paint on top of it)!
Easy pumpkin carvings: Fairytale Mansion and Mouse Motel (just look at the photos and copy the carving "templates", use plastic mice to fill the motel rooms:))))
White Halloween pumpkins mantle idea
Amazing cat pumpkin! Black pumpkins with white stencil texts!
Spooky pumpkin faces - employ your carving skills towards putting the fear if God into all the kids trick-or- treating! It's a worthy cause!
Metallic Halloween pumpkins (use 'Looking glass' spray or silver cooking sheets to transform pumpkins into these gorgeous centerpieces, I recommend a white spray first to get the best effect).
Just look at that adorable Pumpkin Pooh Teddy Bear in the middle (it even has a huge pumpkin honey jar!) For the owl pumpkins use paper and pins (the one on the left) or just carve away using the image as a model (the one on the right)
Genius - DIY fairytale pumpkin carriage using mini-pumpkins as wheels, fancy vintage door-handles and brooch frames for the door and windows
So beautiful - pumpkins used as vases, add yellow, red, orange fall flowers for an amazing Halloween centerpiece!
Black Halloween pumpkins - the stuffed crow on top is a nice touch and by nice I mean fabulously disturbing!
Pumpkin floral and candles arrangements to die for!
Colorful chevron pumpkins paintings!
Pumpkins toppers with fabric decorations. Sequins pumpkin - the stuffed crow really adds the creepy Halloween factor!
Painted white pumpkin idea and white Chenille pumpkins (these can be an all year decor piece, they don't qualify just as Halloween decor!)
The tiny black cat is the cutest thing I have ever seen! I bet she would love some ombre candy corn pumpkins!
Best idea ever: be original and use pumpkins as ice buckets for Halloween drinks!
Fancy pumpkin patterns using beads, pearls and sequins! Almost as classy as the black and white painted pumpkins!
Halloween decor at its best: creepy tomatoes tree in a decaying pumpkin and mini pumpkins Halloween fall wreath to hang on your door.
Aren't these Halloween pumpkins ideas just wonderful? I know I will try some of them! How about you? Which one/ones got your creative juices flowing?