October 12, 2014
It is a fact, the pumpkins are out in full force, even here in our 90 degree Florida weather! Friday night we went to a Fall Festival at our local nursery, Palmer's Garden and Goods, and picked out a few pumpkins to bring home with us to officially kick off the season. I always like the traditional orange, but they had so many beautiful different varieties of pumpkins including white as pictured here. I'm also a fan of the gray varieties and the bumpy surfaced-ones that look like they jumped right out of a Tim Burton movie! We left with a regular orange pumpkin to carve, two small white ones for decoration, and then a big white one that I knew I wanted to jazz up. The DIY is super easy and only takes a few minutes.
- A white medium to large pumpkin
- 72 Decorative Tacks (I used two boxes of these, but any tack that you can push into the pumpkin with ease should do)
- A pencil (if you want to mark where you want them to go)
Wash your pumpkin or dust off the dirt. Optional- make marks with a pencil on the pumpkin so you have a guide to follow. I did 12 rows of 6 tacks. (My pumpkin was a bit irregularly shaped so the lines weren't perfect.) When you are happy with your guide, simply press the tacks into the surface of the pumpkin until it they are securely inserted. That's it, easy peasy! If you want to get really fancy you can spray paint the pumpkin black or even find those pyramid stud style tacks. Wouldn't this make a great center piece for a table?
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