Monday, October 4, 2010

Pumpkin Bling

I can't believe how quickly October has snuck up on me.

Before I know it Halloween will be here so I better start my outdoor decorating!

Last year my favorite project was adding a little bling to my pumpkins!

Faux pearls were my classic look last year:

This year I think I'm going to do the same project again and perhaps paint the pumpkins black first and then use the faux pearl or go for a natural pumpkin shade and add black beads instead.

We shall see..

Instructions for beaded pumpkin here

What are you favorite Halloween decorating projects. I need ideas.




Blogger Gareen said...

Soooo pretty! I'm also loving that white etagere in the background (more pictures, please!). I will definitely be blinging out my pumpkin this year!

October 4, 2010 at 4:14 PM  
Anonymous Emily, Timeless Paper said...

Check out my blog post about push pin pumpkins! It is similar to your pearl idea but a little more rustic:

October 4, 2010 at 4:32 PM  
Blogger Hello My Pretties said...

That is SO pretty & eye catching. Thanks for the inspiration!

October 4, 2010 at 4:37 PM  
Blogger Casa Bella said...

Love it!!!

October 4, 2010 at 5:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haaaa. I love this! This is way more my stile than carving.

October 4, 2010 at 5:29 PM  
Blogger Yelena said...

what a chic pumpkin!:)
love it :)
but, i can't believe october is already here! wow. time sure does fly!

October 4, 2010 at 6:00 PM  
Blogger Hannah said...

Cute, cute. I'm liking it a lot!

October 4, 2010 at 6:03 PM  
Anonymous Dina @ Honey + Fitz said...

This is brilliant! I must try this. Love Fall and Halloween decorating in general but I must admit I'm not a fan of the "digging out the pumpkin" part.

October 4, 2010 at 6:50 PM  
Blogger Hazel Williams said...

These are a great way to get into the Halloween spirit without being too cliche... love it!

:) Hazel

October 4, 2010 at 6:58 PM  
Blogger Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

Love it! I have been trying to decide what I am going to do with mine this year...what if you did something with nailhead trim? Fitting since we are designers!

October 4, 2010 at 7:30 PM  
Blogger Lavender and Lilies said...

I was In Savannah a few years ago and I saw someone with white pumpkins and they had painted the letters for "happy Halloween" on the pumpkins and arranged then going down their front steps. It was so cute

October 4, 2010 at 7:31 PM  
Blogger BAH said...

Love that! I actually bought a craft pumpkin the other day and spray-painted it chrome and it looks super cool :)

October 4, 2010 at 8:44 PM  
Blogger Lovely Little Nest said...

Oooh painting it black is a really good idea!

October 4, 2010 at 9:26 PM  
Blogger Sweet Nothings said...

ohh will love to see how you put a spin on it this year! and thanks again for your FAB guest post last year :)

October 4, 2010 at 9:44 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

I think black pumpkins sounds adorable! Check out my pumpkin project :)

October 4, 2010 at 10:19 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Super fun idea! Thanks for sharing. ~ Sarah

October 4, 2010 at 10:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pumpkins make great canvases for creativity. I love this time of year!

October 4, 2010 at 11:29 PM  
Blogger Karena said...

I don't have a lot to tell you because I don't do a lot, a few pumpkins, autumn hued candles, rotate artwork...I do love what you have done!!

Art by Karena

October 4, 2010 at 11:33 PM  
Blogger cassie @ hi sugarplum! said...

Love your beaded pumpkin! I'm pulling out all the cheap halloween stops this year...blogging about the projects this week.

xo, cass

October 5, 2010 at 3:09 PM  
Anonymous Donna said...

Awesome, so creative, I love the bling look! Thanks for sharing!

November 7, 2010 at 11:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love this idea! What is the shelf in the background called? I've looked everywhere.

November 13, 2010 at 1:01 AM  

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