Sunday, October 29, 2017

Decorating Pumpkins with Non-Traditional Colors

Pumpkin decorating can't just be for Halloween alone!  Why not design pumpkins to fit your décor with non-traditional colors and celebrate Fall at the same time!  Use paint and embellishments to wow guests with simple designs and decorating ideas for those holiday gatherings.  Since I love all shades of purple, throughout the years besides using the traditional colors of fall, I always include creating new ways of blending my favorite hues with the tried and true usual fall shades to enhance my decorating scheme.

This year I used strips of the popular stick-on rhinestone trim for a glittery effect.  It was really so easy and simple to do.  First, I spray painted a couple of pumpkins lavender and let dry.
Because the smaller pumpkin (dollar store) had a ridge around the middle, I ran a strip of rhinestones around that first, and then around the top stem stub.

And continue down, wrapping the trim around.

Once the trim met the point where I started, I cut it off. And then started a new row, moving down by rows, until meeting the first row that was applied.

To make the stem, I glued on a paper towel tube (it's narrower than a toilet paper tube) over the stub in the center.

Then after deciding how long to make the stem, cut off any excess paper towel tube.

Next, dampen the tube with water and twisting it into a stem shape.

Then added white glue to the twisted shape and covered it with parchment paper, holding in place with clothespins until dry. 

 And finally, covered the stem with more of the stick-on rhinestone trim, for a cool modern look!
The second pumpkin was much easier to decorate just by pressing strips of stick-on rhinestone trim along the pumpkin grooves, from the stem to the bottom center of the pumpkin.

Isn't this an awesome look! Try it out using the colors and hues that you love!

You can find the tutorial for the glitter topped pumpkin on the left here.

Non-traditional mixed with traditional fall decorations for a pretty fall effect!

Thanks for stopping by
and take a little time to enjoy,
Happy Holiday Crafting!


  1. We dont have Halloween in India but I loooove what you have made Gail
    Dr Sonia

  2. Oh Gail, I LOVE your pumpkins! I tend to be non-traditional so these purple pumpkins are right up my alley :)

    Hugs to you!

  3. Love these ideas for decorating pumpkins! Thanks for sharing them with us. Happy Halloween!

  4. They look spectacular, you do purple better then anyone Gail!

  5. So pretty! I love the color and the sparkle! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  6. These are so pretty! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  7. I love your pretty purple pumpkins that you decorated Gail!
    Thanks for sharing at C&C with J&J.
    Happy Halloween.

  8. Gail these really look great. It is such a wonderful way to make them stand out and to fit your design preferences.

  9. Lindas que elas ficaram! Bela ideia. Abraço.

  10. I love them, they look amazing. I'm all for going out of the box and in this case it works perfectly! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!

  11. Very classy! Thanks for sharing them with SYC.

  12. 'So clever and so very cute! Thank you for sharing at You're the Star Blog Hop! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  13. Ahhhh they're all beautiful Gail.


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