Monday, October 19, 2009

DIY Monday: Pumpkin Decor

I coordinated my very first wedding on my own this weekend! It was a rustic fall theme (Pictures to come soon via Studio 222 Photography!), and it thankfully got cooler the day OF the wedding, so it truly did feel like fall! That being said, I was surround by pumpkins being used as decor for a considerable amount of time this weekend. Therefore, I felt it appropriate to do a seasonal DIY post just for pumpkins!

Now of course you can go the traditional route and carve your pumpkin. There are stencils that you can download and print out, or you can even create your own!

However, when wanting to use your pumpkin for a nice bit of decor, I think stenciling a design onto the pumpkin would be great! Twig and Thistle recently posted a link to a tutorial from Better Homes and Garden of "How to Make a Stenciled Pumpkin" using a doily.

It's so very pretty, so if you haven't already carved your pumpkin, try this out! My husband unfortunately demolished our pumpkin and made pie out of it already, so if you try it out, let me know!

Now if you REALLY want to use pumpkins for decor, these glittered pumpkins are amazing!

Via Martha Stewart

My bride from this weekend used some of these as decor elements, and they were so pretty! They would be perfect for a Halloween party! You can find the tutorial here on Martha Stewart's website.

Does anyone have any other ideas for how to use pumpkins as decor?

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