Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween Inspiration - Pumpkins

Hello Lovely Ghouls!
 I love decorating pumpkins for Halloween.  Anything other than carving it is best to use crafting pumpkins (fake pumpkins) so that way you can use it again year after year.

 I love a little glitz and glam.
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This is a the darker side of glitz and glam.
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I like these pushpins as another way to add design and "bling" to a pumpkin.
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Another way to get a great look is to pierce the skin with marbles so the light glows through them.
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If you want to add a little color to your pumpkin you can melt crayons on them for a rainbow effect.
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These gilded pumpkins look great stacked on the shelves and would also look just as good separated and spread around outside or inside.
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If you really want your pumpkins to sparkle you can douse them in a healthy coating of glitter.  This is using large chunky glitter pieces.
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To tone it done a bit you can go with a finer glitter.
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This is a great way to add a little character to your pumpkins.
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I also LOVE this cat design.
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I am absolutely obsessed with this fireplace decoration.  If I had a fireplace and was not using it I would definitely do this in it.
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 These lantern pumpkins are great for a stoop to light the way.
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These pumpkins lined up in the bookcase to look like a tree are very whimsical.
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If you plan to carve pumpkins I would use this tip to help the pumpkins last longer.
"After you scoop out and carve your pumpkin, dip it in a large container of bleach and water (use a 1 tsp:1 gal mix). The bleach will kill bacteria and help your pumpkin stay fresh longer. Once completely dry, (drain upside down), add 2 tablespoon of vinegar and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice to a quart of water. Brush this solution onto your pumpkin to keep it looking fresh for weeks."
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