I decided to paint a pumpkin instead of carving one this year. I love the way it turned out and will definitely do it again in the future! This was a very easy process and one you could quickly DIY.
I wanted to do a pumpkin that could last through the fall and not just be for Halloween so I chose to paint “give thanks” on it. I went to my favorite font site, dafont.com, and found one I liked. I printed it out on a plain white piece of paper. I then held the paper on the pumpkin and used the non paint end of a paintbrush to trace the letters. I ended up going back over it once to deepen the lines so I could easily see them when I painted. I then chose my pretty metallic copper paint and painted over the indented letters. This could be done freehand but I would probably have slanted the word or made it look much worse. I did freehand some flowers on each side of the words just to add a little extra pretty. It now sits on my mantle along with my fallen leaf garland. I gathered a bunch of fallen leaves on a walk around Radnor Lake and quickly strung them together with a needle and thread. I love the way it looks like fall without looking too Halloween-y. This garland may be something I do each year. It could be fun with some pretty red or yellow leaves!