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Decorating Pumpkins and Embracing October

This week I painted some pumpkins and started decorating for Halloween!
If you don’t know this already, I spend a lot of time on Pinterest looking at Halloween and Autumnal decorations. One of my favourite things to look at is all the different types of pumpkin decorations. So this week I decided to try creating some of my own!


Easy, Painted Pumpkin Decorations

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I found some of these little pumpkin decorations in Flying Tiger Copenhagen (2 for £2)

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To decorate the pumpkins I used acrylic paint from Hobbycraft (£1 each)

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I painted the pumpkins with a few layers of paint. I chose to make one copper and black, the other white and copper.

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Large Decoupage Pumpkin

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I bought this large paper mache pumpkin for £4 at Hobbycraft

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I started by painting the pumpkin with black acrylic paint and leaving it to dry

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I chose to decorate the pumpkin with some Halloween decoupage paper (3 sheets for £2 at Hobbycraft) and some black tissue paper (6 sheets for £1 at Hobbycraft)

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I cut the paper and tissue into strips.

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I brushed a layer of glue on the surface of the pumpkin and applied the paper. I used a brush to gently flatten it out and added another layer of glue on top to ensure that the paper stayed on the pumpkin.

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I continued to layer up the tissue and decoupage paper until the whole pumpkin was covered. I then left it to dry before finally painting the stem copper to match my little pumpkins.


At the moment I’m displaying the pumpkins in my bedroom because I’m saving room everywhere else for all the real pumpkins I’m planning on accumulating this month!

My bedroom is now looking so cosy and ready for Halloween.

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And just to add to the magic, I found these gorgeous glittery pumpkin lights from Asda for £3 and some amazing Cat Wizard bedding for £14 (kingsize) because Asda is the best for seasonal homeware.

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I can’t wait to share more Halloween ideas with you and 
I hope you’re enjoying October as much as I am!

Shannon

10 thoughts on “Decorating Pumpkins and Embracing October”

  1. I flipping love that duvet cover. I saw it on the website and joked to my boyfriend about getting it (I have a bit of a reputation when it comes to cats). He glared at me and said “no” haha. So I’ve bought it and will surprise him with it closer to Halloween 😀

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    1. Brilliant!! Sounds a lot like me and my boyfriend. I too have a bit of a reputation when it comes to cats! I showed him a photo of it on the website and said I was getting it. He was so sure I was joking haha 😀

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