October 4, 2011

Painted Tree Pumpkins

I was leafing through Pinterest the other day looking for Fall Decorating ideas for my front porch, and was thrilled to come across this image from Good Housekeeping.

I was tickled because I actually saw this image a few years ago and loved it so much that I created my own version for our front porch!

That's me trying to control the kiddos from running away before capturing a cute picture with everyone looking at the camera. As you can see, it didn't work out for me, but at least I got a good shot of the pumpkins!

This was one of my favourite pumpkin project, so I thought I would share how easy it was to do!
First I carved out both pumpkins, making sure that the opening for the bottom pumpkin was large enough to hold the top pumpkin nice and stable.
Next I simply painted on the tree using plain old black craft paint. (Just make sure the pumpkin surface is clean and dry.)
Then to add the holes around the tree, I simply used my drill. I probably should have drilled my holes a bit bigger,so more of the light shone through, but it did look really cool all lit up at night! Wish I had a picture of that:(

I'm still looking for supplies to finish up my spooky door decor for this year. Any one have a 11x13 or similar size chunky, gaudy ornate frame they want to donate?!? An no, I'm NOT kidding!!

Until next time!

Linking this post up to:

All Things Spooky party at All Things Thrifty
What's Up Wednesdays @  Sew Woodsy
Weekend Wrap up Party @ Tatertots and Jello
Tutorials & Tips @ Home Stories A to Z
Thrifty Thursday @ Thrifty Decorating


  1. Hi Sarah! Just wanted to let you know you've been tagged with the Liebster Blog Award - given to up-and-coming blogs with fewer than 200 followers. I think your blog is great! You can check out my post about my five favorite blogs here: http://tothemoonandback143.blogspot.com/2011/10/liebster-blog-award.html

    Love your outdoor decor!

  2. Sarah,
    Your pumpkins are so cute...your porch looks outstanding and very fallish!!!


  3. Love your painted pumpkin tree! I would have to do this with artificial pumpkins because we live in the south and after a week the heat destroys them! I'd love if you came and linked these up to Sew Woodsy!

  4. LOVE this idea! I'd love to feature it next week on Thrifty Thursday! :)

  5. I love this! I did one similar a couple of years ago. It looks like you have holes in yours. I like that!

    Computer is being awful but I plan to link up. Loving your blog!
    Can'w wait to follow!



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  7. I'm a new follower from the blog hop. I love the pumpkins! You are so clever!

  8. This is truly gorgeous! I love the pumpkin tree. And it must look so beautiful lit up after dark. I might just have to try this.

    -Brittany aka Pretty Handy Girl

  9. Your pumpkins are adorable!!! Thank you for linking up at All Things Spooky!

  10. Hey Sarah! Just wanted to say thanks for stopping by my blog-- LOVE your front porch!

  11. Just letting you know I featured your front porch on my blog today!!


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