It took me awhile to realize that decorating pumpkins didn’t mean that I needed to carve them. I think I came more to this realization after I started painting and letting my daughter paint pumpkins when she was smaller since carving wasn’t really an option. So this year I decided to challenge myself by painting a more “decor” style pumpkin that you would see in an interior design style magazine.
I started with a small Okinawa pumpkin. (American style pumpkins are hard to come by when living overseas.)
While it dried I used the time to try and figure out what design I wanted to go with. There are so many ideas out there that I was a little overwhelmed. I decided to go for a monogram with a leaf pattern. Please excuse my rough sketch but this is what I used as my guide.
Once the pumpkin was dry, I could start painting. Since I wanted a fall theme for the pumpkin I decided to use fall theme colors in acrylic paint.
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