Monday, October 24, 2011

I don't like Jack-o-Lanterns

In case you didn't see my guest post a couple weeks ago at Crafty, Scrapy, Happy, I wanted to share it with you again. 
Fall is my favorite season; I wait all year for it.  And pumpkins, are my favorite part of fall.  I love the scent, the flavor, and decorating with them. 

Insert problem here: I’m 100% girly-girl!

So while I adore the festive look of a jack-o-lantern, I can promise you, you will never find me carving one.  For the same reason I don't like eating chicken wings, I just don't like to get dirty.  Yes, I know it’s easy to clean-up, but I’d prefer to use alternative ways to decorate with pumpkins.  So in case I’m not the only one out there (hopefully I'm not alone here), I’ve got some pumpkin decorating ideas that don’t require carving for you this autumn.
1. Adorn- You can add a happy touch to a pumpkin in so many ways.  Here are a some ideas, but don’t be scared to get creative: ric rac, tacks, jewels, flowers, and ribbonsAdorn AAdorn B 
2. Stack- Height always adds a nice touch & pumpkins are perfect tools for height.  Pumpkins can be turned into topiaries or used to stack candles on top of. Stacking makes for great centerpieces.Stack A
3. Paint- Without carving, you can still get really creative adding your own shimmery touch.  You could use paint to add your monogram, address, or a guest’s name for a place card.  Don’t just stick to regular paint; you could also use glitter  or chalkboard paint!Paint A
I can’t wait to hear how YOU have decorated your pumpkin this year!  Please go visit Jaime at Crafty, Scrapy, Happy for some more amazing ideas.  She's so creative and talented.  I know that you're going to love her!
xoxo Darby


Jen said...

I'm loving the glittered pumpkins that I've been seeing! The idea of a chalkboard pumpkin sounds great, too!

sherri lynn said...

I love that you don't like getting dirty - because neither do I! I refuse to eat wings or even plant things because I hate touching all of that dirt! haha Caleb is always making fun of me and trying to get me dirty. When we picked apples this weekend they had a bunch of pumpkins and we were thinking of getting one to carve, but then we just looked at each other and were like nah we know we'll never do it. Now I wish we had gotten one just to display in a pretty way like you've posted!

Joy said...

I'm pretty sure we were separated at birth. I tried ONE time to carve a pumpkin and almost threw up during the process. NASTY!! I like the new items you posted. Too bad this year we won't have a pumpkin — moving sucks!!

Nesha said...

I think I am in LOVE with your blog. Been reading for a few weeks now.

Unknown said...

I'm with you...the "pumpkin guts" gross me out. You should get those fake ones from the craft store if you want the jack-o-lantern look...much less mess! :) Lots of great ideas here. Thanks for linking up!

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