7 fun ways to decorate a pumpkin this fall

15 Oct

7 fun ways to decorate a pumpkin

When I was little, decorating a pumpkin involved just two tools – a knife and your bare hands. Fast forward 30 years and now this fall tradition requires an entire arsenal of tools, from electric drills for precision cutting, to metal studs for no-carve flair. A simple search on Pinterest returns hundreds of fun ideas to enhance your front porch and wow trick-or-treaters. Are your carving skills nonexistent? Consider trying one of these  7 fun ways to decorate a pumpkin:

Cover the pumpkin with sequins

Source: Sugar and ClothPhoto by Jared Smith

Wrap the pumpkin in fishnet panty hose

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Source: Young House Love

Paint the pumpkin a color that matches your decor

Source: Chatelaine

Turn your pumpkin into a spooky animal

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Source: Sunset

Go rocker chic by adding metal studs

Source: Cuckoo4Design

Use a power drill to precision cut your pumpkin

parents magazine pumpkin decorating tool the power drill

Source: Parents Magazine

Embellish your pumpkin with ribbon and fabric

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Source: Midwest Living

What fun ways are you decorating your pumpkins this season?



Best of the Week – October 9, 2014

10 Oct


Happy Friday everyone! Below are some great reads and life tidbits from the past week. 

Can’t wait to wear my new hat this weekend when I’m out about.

Now that fall is in full swing, it’s time for a wardrobe refresh. And I’ll definitely be using this shopping list as my guide. Bring on the plaid!

And speaking of plaid, I’m pretty sure I need this chair.

Interesting read on professional blogger burnout.

7 simple steps for organizing your refrigerator. Putting a lazy Susan in the fridge is genius.

Once I get my own home office, I’m going to make one of these giant note roll boards.

Words of wisdom: “stop waiting to be ready.”

How to get more likes: 10 tips for Instagram overachievers.

Is crying at work ever ok? 

The work/life energy drain and how to deal.

9 main reasons you’re not discovering – or pursuing! – your dream career.

Kick your toxic deodorant to the curb and make your own natural alternative.

When you get a moment, check out my recent posts:

Have a great weekend!

xoxo, Andi

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