Pumpkin Decorating Alternatives
For Halloween this year, I wanted to keep our pumpkin decorating fairly simple, and try a few new decorations. To make things simpler, I decided not to carve any pumpkins. Here are a few quick, easy alternatives to pumpkin carving.
1. Pumpkin stickers/tattoos
I found these pumpkin stickers at JoAnn Fabric & Craft store. They caught my eye because they looked simple, but still cute. I liked that they had a shiny, jewel-like bling feel.
You can also find some Bling Decor on Amazon. (afflink)
Simply peel the stickers off the backing paper, and apply to your pumpkin. Choose a pumpkin that is not too big, or the stickers will appear too small on the pumpkin.
Tip: Make sure your pumpkin is clean before you apply the stickers.
2. Pumpkin “Push-In” Kit
I found this pumpkin decorating kit at JoAnn Fabric & Craft store too! They had several DC comics characters, including Batman and Wonder Woman. Check online or on Amazon for other push-in kits. In past years, I have seen Star Wars kits, Minions kits, princess kits.
All you have to do is take a hammer or rubber mallet, and make a hole with the “push in” provided. Then, you can stick the pieces in the spots where you made the holes. You may need to hammer down on the pieces a little bit for a better fit. For our Batman kit, we had to remove the stem on the top of the pumpkin, in order to insert Batman’s head.
Tip: You can paint your pumpkin first, before inserting the kit pieces, to add dimension and interest. We painted our Batman pumpkin gray first.
Happy pumpkin decorating!!
How will you decorate your pumpkins this year? What is your favorite way to decorate a pumpkin?