Pumpkin Decorating

I always liked the idea of painting a pumpkin. It's sure to last longer than the carved ones. I was wandering around Target over the weekend and found some pumpkin decorating kits in the Halloween section.  The kit is for a 9" - 13" inch pumpkin, but I only had my little pumpkin.



Here's my little pumpkin before:


The first thing I did, of course, was to lay out newspaper so I didn't get paint all over the place.  I used the black chalkboard paint that came with the pack.  I'm actually kind of glad that I only had a small pumpkin, because I used all of the paint!




At this point I got a little ahead of myself and forgot to take pictures. Sorry!  once the pumpkin dried I grabbed the piece of chalk and wrote BOO! on it.  The pack came with stickers and of course I applied those next. I made eyes out of the O's in BOO and drew a face with it. Can you tell that it's a Vampire Pumpkin?


I still want to get a bigger pumpkin and carve it (or paint it). What about you? Are you painting pumpkins or carving them? Tell me all about it. If you put pictures of your pumpkins on Instagram let me know. I'd love to see them!