Since Halloween falls on a weekday this year I thought I'd conjure up some low-key decor ideas in honor of the other holiday that happens to fall on this very day: Decorate A Pumpkin Day. Chances are by now you've already had your fair share of candy corn and peanut butter pumpkins and your costume has already been made, worn and adored a dozen times over, so a relaxing night of pumpkin decorating is just what you need to bring yourself back down to earth. Need some inspiration for creating some gorgeous gourds? No problem, we've found three great ideas for decorating that will look great on table or doorstep beyond the Halloween season.
Is there anything Modge Podge can't do? This classic craft paste has been around for decades transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary with one swipe of the brush. Now you can gussy up your gourds with a little glue and artistic ambition. The Other White House brings us this helpful step by step tutorial for creating your very own Modge Podge Pumpkin that can be customized in any way you like, whether you want to go classy, crazy or creepy—you can even match them to your drapes!
This next decor idea gets a big thumbs up. These "gilded" Thumbtack Pumpkins from Madigan Made breath new life into office supplies for a look that is posh and polished and easy on the wallet, plus the added texture is truly striking. Stir things up a bit with silver or cause a black out with matte black tacks, whichever route you choose is sure to lead to one spectacular pumpkin.
Add dimension to your holiday pumpkins with this next idea from the I Love to Create blog. Puff Paint Pumpkins transform a kid classic into a chic centerpiece in no time at all. The best part of these puffy punks is their cool blue hues which will transition nicely into winter when it comes creepy up on us this year.