Glam Painted Pumpkins

Fall is kind of a struggle for me. I love to change thing up to reflect the seasons but I loathe fall colors. It’s probably a side effect of being a child in the seventies. Anything brown or orange gives me an earth tone hangover. Ick. I’ve tried adding purples and doing neutrals. Those were okay but this year I finally gave up the struggle to fit in and decided to decorate for fall in a way that reflected colors that I actually like. That’s right….pink, grey, navy, and gold glitter. Screw you, fall. You’re not the boss of me.


Glam painted pumpkins. Pink, navy, gold, and grey.

Let’s start with this big guy. He got a coat of Dior Grey since I have tons of it leftover from our front foyer and my grey and white dresser makeover.


Glam painted pumpkin. Dior Grey


Once big grey was dry, I spray painted some tacks gold and added the lettering. Because “boo” is cool and tacks are cool and grey and gold are too groovy not to hang out together.


Gold spray painted tacks.


Dior Grey Pumpkin with gold tacks. Glam painted pumpkins from 24 Cottonwood Lane


And then along came the navy pumpkin(s). Because “Me wuv navy so so much” as Aiden would say in his charming three year old lisp. And because navy hearts gold, my navy pumpkins got some gold dots (stickers!), gold stems, and sassy little gold bows.


Navy painted pumpkin with gold dots


Navy pumpkins with gold stems.


Oh, and let’s not forget this glam pumpkin from a couple of years ago. She was cream with black glittery dots. Now she’s white with pretty pink dots. Just because. That was an easy up-cycle with some white and pink craft paint…I just went over the original design with the pink paint and cuteness was re-born.

Glam white pumpkin with pink swirly dots


And if you’re going to glam up some pumpkins, there had better be something gold in there. Gold spray paint and pink polka dots took this mini pumpkin to the next level.


gold and pink dots


The rest of the pumpkins were given some navy or gray paint and are glamming up the dining table. All of the pumpkins have sexy gold glittery stems. Because nothing says fall like gold glitter. Actually, maybe I made that up but I don’t care.


Grey, navy, gold, and white pumpkin center piece



centerpiece 5


All together we have two large and two small real pumpkins and the rest are plastic or foam from Michael’s and the dollar store. Once they’d all been painted and glittered, there wasn’t a scrap of orange in sight. Because that’s how we roll…pumpkin style.


Glam painted pumpkins. Navy, pink, gold, and white.

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15 Kid Friendly No-Carve Halloween Pumpkins

Halloween is fun but sometimes it’s a bit scary for younger children. The boys have big imaginations and Aiden, particularly, gets the scaries easily. Which is why our Halloween projects tend to be friendly, cute, or glam if I have it my way. I sat down with my little fellows this week to get ideas for our Halloween decorating and we had a great time looking at some kid friendly pumpkins. Today we’re sharing our 15 favorite ideas with all of you.


15 Kid Friendly No Carve Halloween Pumpkins For Little Kids


We’re really into the Frog and The Princess right now which means the boys loved this little frog pumpkin.

Kid friendly halloween pumpkins- Frog

Ready for action…ninja turtle pumpkin.

Kid Friendly No Carve Ninja Turtle Halloween Pumpkin


The boys had no idea who Mr. Potato Head is but he’s too cute to pass up.

Kid friendly no carve Mr. Potato Head pumpkin


This cute little Frankenstein monster didn’t scare Aiden at all.

Kid Friendly Halloween Pumpkins- Cute Frankenstein


Cookie Monster pumpkins wouldn’t be very safe around here. Nom, nom, nom! He’s our only carving pumpkin choice. And minimal carving at that.

Kid Friendly Halloween Pumpkins- Cookie Monster


We liked this cute little Elmo pumpkin!

Kid Friendly Halloween Pumpkins- Elmo


The whole class of Abby’s Flying Fairy School is all ready for the front porch.

Fun and Kid Friendly Halloween Pumpkins- Abby's Flying Fairy School


You’ve got to love some super hero pumpkins! Liam wants to be Batman for Halloween.

Kid Friendly Not Scary Halloween Pumpkins- Super heroes


Some more super heroes!

Kid Friendly Halloween Pumpkins- Super heroes


Oh, hey, Nemo! Glad we found you.

Kid Friendly Halloween Pumpkin- Nemo


How cute is this little Cinderella coach pumpkin?

Kid Friendly Halloween Pumpkins- Cinderella's Pumpkin Coach


We heart this Olaf Pumpkin Topiary! This guy could stay out on the porch until spring.

Kid Friendly Halloween Pumpkins- Olaf


Liam loves all things Shrek! This was his favorite!

Kid Friendly Halloween Pumpkins- Shrek


Mike and Sully are always a good combination.

Little Kid Friendly Halloween Pumpkins- Monsters Inc


Minion Pumpkins! Seriously? So cute!

Kid Friendly Minion Pumpkins

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We’re busting out the paints this week to make our own pumpkins. Have you started your Halloween decorating yet?