12 OF THE BEST DECORATED PUMPKINS.

12 OF THE BEST DECORATED PUMPKINS.

We're going pumpkin crazy around here, so far we've had an origami pumpkin garland and painted pastel pumpkins 3 different ways. Today I thought it would be fun to carry on the pumpkin theme and round up 12 of my favourite decorated pumpkins from around the web. From hand-painted stripes to stenciled faces and giant tattooed eyes there's something here for every level of crafter.

1. Gold botanical pumpkins from Lovely Indeed.

2. Diy rainbow pumpkins from Studio Diy.

3. Glass bead jack-o-lanterns from A Beautiful Mess.

4. Pastel painted pumpkin faces from The House That Lars Built.

5. Diy jade pumpkins from Homey Oh My.

6. Diy pink marbled pumpkins from Delineate Your Dwelling.

7. Simple tassel pumpkins from Delineate Your Dwelling.

8. Rainbow painted pumpkins from Tell Love And Party.

9. Diy concrete pumpkins from Sugar & Charm.

10. Diy tattooed pumpkins from Proper.

11. Diy pumpkin candy bowl from Persia Lou.

12. Totally 80's painted pumpkins from A Kailo Chic Life.

PAINTED PASTEL PUMPKINS - 3 DIFFERENT WAYS.

PAINTED PASTEL PUMPKINS - 3 DIFFERENT WAYS.

This year I've decided to forgo the traditional orange pumpkin and opt for pretty pastels instead. As much as I love Autumn I have to say dark browns and burnt orange just aren't my thing. Bright pops of pastel? Now that's something I can get on board with.

I've got 3 different ways to decorate your home with these pastel beauties, a pumpkin votive, a pumpkin vase and last but not least the classic painted pumpkin. First up, the pumpkin vase.

PAINTED PASTEL PUMPKIN VOTIVES

SUPPLIES: Mini munchkin pumpkins // Paring knife // Spoon // Acrylic paint ( I used a selection of Docrafts Artiste all-purpose acrylic paint, Lavender, Soft Green and Dark Grey but for those not in the U.K. I also like the Americana Decore Chalky paints below.) // A paintbrush // LED tealights.

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1. Draw a circle on top of your pumpkin using a tealight as a guide.

2. Cut around the stem and remove. You might need to wiggle it around a bit to remove it. I found prying it out with a spoon helped.

3. Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and pulp.

4. Rinse out your pumpkin and dry with some kitchen roll.

5. Apply a couple of coats of acrylic paint and leave to dry. I mixed together some of the lavender acrylic paint with the dark grey to achieve this pastel purple shade.

6. Add an LED tealight and enjoy.

PAINTED PASTEL PUMPKINS VOTIVE CANDLE

PAINTED PASTEL PUMPKIN VASES

For the mini pumpkin vase follow the same steps as above except this time fill with water instead of a tealight. I painted this pumpkin a pale antique green ( soft green acrylic and some more of the dark grey) and filled with a small bunch of tied flowers. Don't forget to change the water every day to avoid a smelly pumpkin.

PAINTED PASTEL PUMPKINS - 3 DIFFERENT WAYS.

For the last pumpkin I mixed some dark grey and white acrylic paint together and applied a couple of coats. It dried to a lovely matte finish which I absolutely loved. A whole bunch of these painted in cool slate tones would look fantastic on a mantelpiece. Chic and stylish, don't you think?

PAINTED PASTEL PUMPKINS - 3 DIFFERENT WAYS.


PAINTED PASTEL PUMPKINS - 3 DIFFERENT WAYS.
PAINTED PASTEL PUMPKINS - 3 DIFFERENT WAYS.
PAINTED PASTEL PUMPKINS - 3 DIFFERENT WAYS.

And there you have it, 3 different ways to decorate your home with pastel pumpkins. Which one is your favourite?

3 CRAFT PROJECTS YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO RESIST.

3 CRAFT PROJECTS YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO RESIST.

Let's kick off the week with 3 fun, bright and happy things to make and do, shall we?

Did you know you can make your own popping candy? It's pretty impressive. Aww Sam shows us how.

When life gives you lemons why not make a giant lemonade pinata. Another fantastic idea from Oh Happy Day.

Anyone who knows me will tell you I am obsessed with stripes so it should come as no surprise that I've fallen completely in love with these stripey donuts from Studio Diy. Now, if only I could ice stripes on all my food.

ORIGAMI PUMPKIN GARLAND.

DIY ORIGAMI PUMPKIN GARLAND.

Autumn is here and I've got the perfect project to decorate your home with, an origami pumpkin garland. I love a garland. They're such a simple and inexpensive way to dress up a room. And as this one is pumpkin themed it'll work just as well for Autumn as it will for Halloween so you can leave it up all season long. Bonus.

DIY ORIGAMI PUMPKIN GARLAND.

1. Fold your paper in half along the diagonal and then half again.

2. Open up the top triangle and press flat to form a diamond.

3, Flip your paper over and do the same on the other side.
DIY ORIGAMI PUMPKIN GARLAND.

4. Take the top flap on the left, open it out to the right and fold in half to the center. Turn the same flap back to the left and press flat.

5. Open the right flap to the left and fold in half to the center. Turn it back to the right and press flat.

6. Take the same 2 flaps and fold them into the center again but this time from the bottom up to form a slim diamond shape in the middle.

DIY ORIGAMI PUMPKIN GARLAND.

7. Flip your paper over and fold the top and bottom down and then both sides to form your pumpkin shape.

8. Cut a thin strip of green paper and stick to the back to make the stalk.

9. Attach to some string and hang.

DIY ORIGAMI PUMPKIN GARLAND.

DIY ORIGAMI PUMPKIN GARLAND.

DIY ORIGAMI PUMPKIN GARLAND.

DIY ORIGAMI PUMPKIN GARLAND.

THE CUTEST LITTLE UNICORN BOXES.

THE CUTEST LITTLE DIY UNICORN FAVOR BOXES

Omg, I know I should probably be talking about all things Autumn, pumpkins, jumpers, cosy nights in etc but I couldn't resist these adorable unicorn favour boxes from Hello Wonderful. They're definitely the cutest way I've ever seen to wrap a tiny gift.

P.S. If you haven't come across unicorn toast yet can I recommend this video and this post. You won't regret it.