Fall is such a fun family time! Pumpkin picking, hay rides, apple picking, the list goes on and on. Have you picked out your pumpkins yet? It isn’t fall without a pumpkin or two (or three) gracing your front porch. We grow a LOT of pumpkins here on our farm, about 35 acres to be exact! I love all the different shapes and sizes. But I have to admit, this farm girl is a horrible pumpkin carver. Whatever I attempt carving-wise, it just never turns out looking like it should. I usually leave that skill to my daughter, Gabrielle.
I do like to create other ways to fancy up my pumpkins. There are so many fun and interesting ways to dress them up without attempting to carve them.Here is one technique that is easy and inexpensive. Make a Festive Flower Pumpkin.
Here is what you need:
1 Medium Sized Pumpkin
3 Silk Flower Bushes (you can also use real flowers too but they won’t last as long)
Nail or Pumpkin Punch
I simply took a few bunches of fall-like silk flowers and cut them off the stems.
With a nail or pumpkin punch, I sporadically pierced holes around the pumpkin. Insert silk flowers into each hole and that’s it!
A pretty and easy pumpkin craft that will dress up your pumpkin and look beautiful on your porch.
To spark your “pumpkin decorating creativity”, here are 20+ Awesome Pumpkin Decorating Ideas from some fabulous bloggers across the web.
Pumpkin Carving Tips & Tricks from Practically Functional
Fall Scented Pumpkins from Practically Functional
Mini Pumpkin Candle Holders from Practically Functional
100 Disney Carving Templates from Parenting Beyond
Disney Frozen Carving Templates from Parenting Beyond
Constellation Pumpkins from Mad in Crafts
Jeweled Pumpkins from Suzy’s Artsy Craftsy Sitcom
Chevron Pumpkins from Simply Stacie
Candy Corn Pumpkin from Family Frugal Fun
House Number Pumpkin from We Know Stuff
Glitter Glam Pumpkins from The Thinking Closet
Pumpkins with Vinyl from Simply Darling
Terra Cotta Pumpkins from One Creative Mommy
Baby’s First Halloween Pumpkin Carving Ideas from Just 2 Sisters
The Square Pumpkin from Northern Cheapskate
Jack-o-lantern Faces & Funny Pumpkin Decorating Ideas from Frugal Family Fun
Halloween Party Ideas from Frugal Family Fun
Easy & Safe Pumpkin Carving Tips from Frugal Family Fun
Pumpkin Punch Bowl from Frugal Family Fun
Pumpkin Decorating Ideas from Mom 4 Real
Monster Gourd Project from Jinxy Kids
DIY Decorative Pumpkins from My Crafty Spot
And what do you do with all those pumpkin seeds once you remove them from your carved pumpkin? Eat them, of course! Click here for some great recipes from Thrifty Jinxy.
Hopefully, all these great pumpkin decorating and carving ideas will inspire you this Halloween. I would love to see your decorated pumpkins. Whatever you do, make it a fun, family event.
Happy Fall Y’all!