Painted Pumpkins

Posted by on Sep 12, 2013 in crafts, fall, Halloween, paint | 18 comments

Occasionally, I do things that cause me to lose “cool points” with my girls…

Like the time I practically had to chase my oldest down, all the while yelling her name,


across the lawn of her middle school.

I had to catch her before she got into the school building.

I had something very important to tell her…

she told me it could have waited. 🙂

But, yesterday I earned a few points back.

I knew I had when she walked into the kitchen and said,

“You might be the coolest mom in the world.  I’m going to have to Instagram you painting that chevron pumpkin. You’re so cute.”

Let me tell you,

14 year olds don’t pass out compliments like that every day. 🙂

Halloween Decorations

Paper Mache Pumpkins


Paper Mache Pumpkins

Acrylic Paints


Pipe Cleaners

Pom Poms


Paper Mache Pumpkins

I painted the pumpkins white.

Paper Mache Pumpkins

And, drew on designs

Paper Mache Pumpkins

with a pencil.

Painting Pumpkins @ DaisyMaeBelle

I painted the pumpkins with acrylic paint,

Cute Halloween Decorations

added pipe cleaners with pom poms,

Halloween Decorations

and, big bows around the stems.

Cute Halloween Decorations

And, somewhere around the painting of that chevron pumpkin,

I became the “cutest” mom ever in the eyes of my 14 year old. 🙂

I’ll always love that chevron pumpkin!

Life to the full!



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  1. Holy cuteness! These rock 🙂 My daughter would be falling all over me if I made some of these 🙂 Could you share your source for the paper mache pumpkins? Thanks!! Pinned 🙂

    • I found the pumpkins at Joannes!

  2. You are just the cutest ever!! Love the pumpkins and what you did with them! Fall is my favorite time of year! Sorry I’ve been MIA… MTSU started back and we are slammed. I always read your posts even if I don’t always comment!! ((hugs)) Karen

  3. For the record, you don’t have to paint pumpkins for me to think you’re the cutest mom in the world.

  4. how fun are these!!! love all the bright wild colors! and don’t we treasure those moments when our kiddos, verbalize their feelings? Love that little green chair. I have one just like it that came as a child’s table set when i was itsy bitsy. just have one of the chairs left, that same color of green.

  5. What can I say….cool is cool Mom…:)

  6. Where did you purchase the pumpkins? I haven’t seen those. Too cute! Last year I took a orange pumpkin and put the round stickers you use at yard sales for pricing all over it and then spray painted it white. Peeled those stickers and had a cute polka dotted pumpkin on the porch.

    • That sounds so cute! I found these at Joannes.

  7. These are so cute. Going to try them.

  8. LOVE! So going to JoAnn’s! Thanks for the idea, Melissa! 🙂

  9. These are great! Chevron Stripes are so hot right now. And congrats on having your 14 year old tell you you are cute and instagram worthy!

  10. I’ve seen these a few times on various sites and finally had to comment – so cute! I found you over at Metamorphosis Monday and you’re definitely a MUST follow!

  11. Love your painted pumpkins! Went right to JoAnne’s and got 3 to paint. Do they all have to be painted white first? and was it acrylic paint that you used? Thanks for helping me out!!

  12. Hey sweets! Just getting over to say HI, but I pinned and shared these right away. So super cute and darling girl. Just adorable.

  13. This project is very nice and simple! The colors of your pumpkins are so cute! I cited it in my Web Site:
    Thank you, Lory

  14. love these–such great colors! thanks for linking up to the Pumpkin Parade 🙂

  15. oh i love how colorful and love that they are papier mache and can be reused!

  16. I can’t believe you did this by drawing by hand! Amazing! I actually tried a couple drawings this year and they just weren’t up to my satisfaction! THESE Are GREAT!


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