When fall strikes, it's time to get outside and decorate your home with pumpkin carving decorations, flowers, pumpkins, and other fall-themed decorations. Finding the right pumpkin decorations can be a challenge, but once you find the perfect ones, the fun starts. Here are a few pumpkin decoration ideas to get you started:
As with all pumpkin decorating projects, be careful to choose high-quality products that are designed for use with oil or latex paint. Oil paint fades quickly if it is not sealed properly and can lead to unintended damage to your pumpkins or the stands where they will be displayed. Therefore, it is important to purchase appropriate painting supplies. Once you have your supplies purchased, you will want to carefully inspect them for signs of wear and tear. If any are clearly worn or painted over, throw them out and replace them with new ones. If the painting is peeling away from the base coat, give the item a second coat of primer and give it one last wash before mounting it to the stand.
When decorating with latex paint, be very careful to only use high-quality latex brushes. The brushes must be made from non-toxic material and be soft and long-lasting. Markers made from high-quality plastic will provide crisp lines and will not fade. You will also need high-quality colored pencils, scissors, paint stirrers, spray guns, and air compressors. Make sure your supplies are complete with a variety of cleaning supplies such as alcohol, hand sanitizer, dish soap, and soaps and brushes specifically made for cleaning paint.
There are several great ideas for pumpkin decorating that do not involve carving. These fun crafts provide a unique opportunity to create unique original artwork. Pumpkin carving contests are held annually at craft shows all over the U.S. In addition to the standard pumpkin carving, you can also create your own unique design and submit it for consideration for an award at the competition. Some of the other pumpkin decorating ideas include:
If you decide to decorate pumpkins during the Halloween season, you will find many different types of spray paints available. These paints are specially designed for Halloween and come in many different themes and styles. You can choose from a variety of eye-catching and frightening Halloween colors and designs. To achieve an aged look, think about using an aged-looking black and white color. This will lend an old, dusty look to your Halloween table displays.
Another idea for DIY patterned pumpkins is to use paint strips instead of paint. The strips can easily be applied to the surface and peeled off when the event is over. These paints are available in many different shapes and sizes, and you can easily purchase these from the closest party supply store or from online retailers. Alternatively, if you prefer not to spend money on these paints, you can purchase pre-pasted Halloween strips that you simply peel off and then place directly onto the surface of your finished table or display.
If you have purchased your acrylic paint or pre-pasted acrylics, you will need to consider the best pumpkin paint to use. Acrylic paints dry very quickly, which is good news if you have plans to do several pumpkins this year. If you want to do more than one or two pumpkins this year, it might be a better idea to purchase a set of assorted acrylic paints. By purchasing a set, you will be able to mix and match colors and designs.
Decorating with pumpkins is both fun and rewarding. If you are planning to do some decorating this year, consider the different ways you can decorate with pumpkins to add even more character to your displays. You can make pumpkin-shaped candles, inflatables, spooky wall decorations, and much more using this versatile centerpiece.