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Pumpkin Decorating Inspiration

As we prepare to decorate our pumpkins this week for Halloween, we felt it was about time we turned to trusty old Pinterest to get ourselves inspired. From spray paint and glitter to incorporating flowers and succulents into the mix, we found inspiration in abundance. So we thought what better than to share with you some of our favourites which we’ll hopefully be attempting to make later this week!

First up is this one from ‘The Nest’ blog, which we love for it’s simplicity. For those of you wanting to give a nod to Halloween in your home but don’t have the time to hollow out a whole pumpkin, then this design is perfect for you. http://blog.thenest.com/2013/10/10/15-diy-pumpkin-decorating-ideas-youll-love/#slideshow=4

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If you’re crafty with a bit of spray paint, then these ideas from ‘Sincerely Sarah d.’ are a wonderful way to decorate your pumpkins this Halloween. In traditional florist fashion, we absolutely love the floral design and excitingly it isn’t as difficult as it might look. Click on the link to see a step by step on how she created the final designs – http://sincerelysarad.com/unique-ways-to-decorate-pumpkins/

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Who says pumpkins have to be purely decorative? Why not try hollowing them out and using them a plant pot for your succulents, for a natural twist on the traditional pumpkin carving. Head over to ‘Simply Happenstance’ to find out how to recreate it – http://www.simplyhappenstance.com/pumpkin-succulent-harvest-decoration/

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Keep it classic in monochrome and attach a trail of little paper bats across your pumpkin in the style of ‘It All Started With Paint’. We’re even tempted to use our white munchkin pumpkins to making mini versions of this design. http://www.itallstartedwithpaint.com/bats-flying-across-a-pumpkin/

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Any opportunity to bring flowers into the mix and we’re there – we love the way these designs have incorporated flowers and the addition of typography and a ribbon makes for a lovely finishing touch. http://justdestinymag.com/diy-pumpkin-ideas/

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http://www.chatelaine.com/home-decor/pumpkin-decorating-great-for-thanksgiving-centrepieces-and-halloween/

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Finally, why not grab a few munchkin pumpkins and use them as place settings? Emily from ‘Cupcakes and Cashmere’ has done a beautiful tutorial over on her blog – http://cupcakesandcashmere.com/diy/gilded-harvest-place-cards 

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Hopefully we’ve got you thoroughly inspired, we’d love to see pictures of how you’re decorating your pumpkins this year. Happy Halloween!