One of the best things about fall is going to the pumpkin patch to pick the perfect jack-o-lantern pumpkins or a few pumpkins for festive fall décor. Once you’ve picked your pumpkins, there are a million different ways you can decorate them. If you’re planning on creating a few spooky jack-o-lanterns with your little ones, or crafting some interior decorations, you may find these decorating ideas, tips, and tricks useful.
Paint Your Pumpkin With Chalkboard Paint
If you’re little ones are a little too young to handle a paring knife or pumpkin carving kit, you might opt to paint your pumpkins instead. If you do, using chalkboard paint is a great idea. It will turn your pumpkin a Halloween-appropriate glossy black, and your kids can safely decorate their pumpkin with regular school chalk. Make sure to apply two coats of paint for a seamless finish, and let it dry overnight before writing on it. A big perk of using this method is that your kids can easily change their decoration as many times as they want.
Use Glow In the Dark Paint On Your Jack-O-Lantern
Another good idea older children will enjoy is glow in the dark paint. You can use the glow paint to create highlights or paint the entire jack-o-lantern face with it. When you use glow-in-the-dark paint, you won’t have to worry about carving the pumpkin or lighting a candle each night.
Turn A Small Pumpkin Into A Vase
If you want to use your pumpkin for more than just Halloween decorations, they’ll also make great vases. You can grab a few small pumpkins and clean them the same way you would a pumpkin you intend to carve. Then, fill the opening with dried flowers. Alternatively, you can leave the pumpkin whole and hot glue flowers to the top of the pumpkin.
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Apply Armor All To Your Pumpkin
If you’re using your pumpkin to decorate your front porch or interior, but you don’t intend to paint it, try applying Armor All to the rind. Spraying Armor All – or any automotive interior protection liquid – to your pumpkin will give it a glossy finish.
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