Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Pumpkin Decorating

I know that Halloween has passed, but as far as I'm concerned pumpkins are autumn decorations -- not something just limited to Halloween.

A few weeks ago I saw this post about making a polka-dot pumpkin, and I really, really wanted to do it! I'd been meaning to buy a pumpkin, and every time I was at the store I forgot, except the day I walked to the store and already had 4 pounds of apples and 2 dozen eggs in the stroller, so adding a pumpkin was not going to happen.
Then I found this pumpkin...

waiting for the trash pick-up. I'm not normally a trash scavenger, but this was a perfectly good pumpkin and its still the beginning of November!

I took it into the garage and put stickers on it:

And then spray painted it black. When the paint dried I peeled off the stickers to make polka-dots:

I am happy with how it turned out, though it doesn't look as nice as the example I worked from! I was planning on getting a smaller pumpkin, but then I salvaged this one. I think it would have worked better with smaller stickers, but I felt like I needed to use larger ones because of the size of the pumpkin. All in all, I am pleased...and I can't wait to do it again next year!

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