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|Entertaining Made Lovely: Pretty painted pumpkins|
Spend a few minutes on Pinterest, and you will see that there are a lot of ideas and techniques for painting pumpkins out there.
I was lucky enough to get about 20 pumpkins from my parents, who grew them over the summer. After decorating our front porch and giving some to my favorite neighbors, I was left with three. I decided that these would be the three that I would paint.
My goal was to paint chevron pumpkins (like the inspiration below), but realized that I am too impatient to properly tape them off....maybe next year. :)
My next idea was to spray paint them a shimmery light gold color, which was pretty on its own but wasn't quite enough for me, so I gathered some turquoise-colored spray paints and went to work. All I did was spray the stems until the excess paint ran down the pumpkin to my liking, and then I let them dry for a couple of hours.
It was super easy and I think they look great on our kitchen table.
Here are a few more pumpkin painting ideas (my fave is the top left one...wow!).
Audrey Kuether is the creative force behind Oh So Lovely, a Kansas City-based graphic design, photography and event planning company. She specializes in wedding design, photography and styling and planning. She lends her entertaining expertise every month for KC Magazine's Web-only "Entertaining Made Lovely" blog.