Monday, October 15, 2012

Decorating pumpkins

Now that we picked our pumpkins from the patch, it's time to decorate them.
I love to carve pumpkins but I think H&N are still too young to use the tools.
Here's a fun and easy idea we use. We have stickers we never used that were included with the helium tank I bought for H &N's birthday party. I thought this would be a quick and mess-free project to create some silly pumpkins.
Instead of lifting that 37 lb pumpkin I had H&N decorate outside. It was a beautiful fall day.

No stickers? No problem! You can create your own by drawing on large mailing labels. Cut and color and now you have your own personal stickers. Or just use plain old fashion paper and glue. Have the kids create their version of scary or silly eyes, nose, ears, mouth and accessories.
A plus about this method is once Halloween is over you just take off the stickers and use it for Thanksgiving decor.

Meet our Pumpkin family!
From left to right: H, N, Daddy & Mommy
How do you decorate your pumpkins?


  1. love your family of pumpkins. great tip on making our own stickers with mailing labels. i have a lot of those at home! we painted a pumpkin rather haphazardly this weekend. hope to go to a pumpkin patch this friday and get a clean slate and decorate with stickers!

    1. Thanks Lisa! I'm sure the painted pumpkins are cute :) Can't wait to see pics of your decorated pumpkins. Have fun at the pumpkin patch!

  2. What a great idea to decorate with stickers! Why didn't I think of that? Baby C loves her stickers for sure! My husband usually carves the pumpkin.

    1. Thanks MommyMandi! I'm sure Baby C will have fun decorating a pumpkin this year. She can even help decorate Daddy's carved pumpkin :)