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!
Sarah:)

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
 





13 comments:

  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!

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

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  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!

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

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  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!

    Megan

    http://1funkywoman.blogspot.com

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

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  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

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

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

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

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