Saturday, October 3, 2009

Painting Pumpkins (Yes, you can do this too! Really!)

I've been known to paint words/lettering on almost anything and this fall, pumpkins are no exception!

I bought some really beautiful white pumpkins (don't you just love white?!) at a roadside stand and decided to give it a try.

Since my handwriting is atrocious, I printed out the lettering on my printer, then traced it onto the pumpkin using tracing/carbon paper. I then used regular paint (you could use acrylic or latex) and a tiny brush to paint the lettering.

You should seal the pumpkin with modge podge or something similar to make sure the paint doesn't come off. In my usual RUSH to get the project done (I am SO impatient!), I didn't bother to do this and now some of the lettering is peeling off. So learn from my mistake!

The wording just adds a little something special to the pumpkins and really is so easy!


  1. I love these pumpkins. Great idea!

  2. AWESOME! These are so cute. I love them.

  3. I have done this before with stencils and I just love the look of them! They look awesome on your front steps!

  4. That is the best idea ever! They look great!

  5. WOW! I LOVE these pumpkins. They are gorgeous. What a GREAT idea!!

  6. So I was searching the net for some do-it-yourself decorating ideas (I love making things but don't have the creativeness to think it up myself) when I though "why am I wasting my time.... I need to find Amiee's blog. Instead I found See Bess Run where she raved about her friend who could make someone else's junk at Goodwill look like a million bucks. I knew instantly she was talking about the Aimee I was looking for! haha. I love your blog and all the idea's you share with the world. The only problem is that we hang with some of the same people and it will be a little obvious where I got the idea ;)

  7. What a great idea - maybe next year when I have time and we are moved... it's always next year, you know :)


I love hearing from you! Thanks for your comments! ~Aimee


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