No matter how you decorate a pumpkin you’re still facing the inevitable: the pumpkin will eventually shrivel up and rot. Still, it’s fun to carve spooky or funny faces or even to dress the pumpkin like a certain character. When the holiday is over, though, you’ll end up throwing away the pumpkin, regardless. Since that’s the case you might as well have as much fun, and create the best design that you can, while you can.
Decorate huge pumpkins or small ones – even gourds – with an unusual technique that lets you choose from many different materials, depending upon the type of pumpkin you want. The result is an assortment of pumpkins that are unique and beautiful, even if you must throw them away later. You do have many choices for decorating the pumpkin, but since it’s disposable, you probably won’t want to spend a lot of money on the embellishments.
The size of the pumpkin you’ve chosen could play a large part in helping you decide how to decorate it. That is, if you’re doing a huge pumpkin you might not choose to decorate it in a manner that will take a long time. No matter what size the pumpkin, or how you’re going to decorate it, make sure it starts out clean and dry.
One thing you can use to decorate the pumpkin is fabric. Cut it into squares and use white glue to affix the cloth to the pumpkin. Create a certain pattern with the squares or just randomly glue on the fabric. Overlap the pieces, here and there, but cover the entire pumpkin. Instead of fabric you can do something similar with paper. Use gift wrap, newspaper, comic strips or even scrapbook paper to create the look you want. Scrapbook paper gives you literally thousands of choices for creating a particular theme on the pumpkin.
Another method of covering the pumpkin is to glue on pom-poms. Small or large, the pom-poms are cheap and come in a variety of colors. With hot glue you can attach many of them in little time. Other choices include covering a pumpkin with sequin, tacks, fake jewels, gravel, buttons, confetti, pieces of colored tissue paper or even cotton balls. Each item you use will produce a pumpkin that looks much different than the next.
You’ll love the look of this year’s pumpkins so much you’ll use them to decorate the table, the porch, the yard and many other areas. In fact, you’ll probably never go back to those old ways of decorating pumpkins ever again!