Pimping Pumpkins with Nylon and Bling-Bling

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This post received a lot of attention last October – so if you haven’t decorated your pumpkins yet – and don’t like the art of carving, here are some wonderful alternatives.

Note the stick-on bling decor held up well but some started to peel off when the sun heated them up – so I would recommend some adhesive or even some very small push pins to secure them onto the pumpkins.

I loved the nylon covering for pumpkins because they are reusable. I stored mine with my Halloween decor – however, we did some carving last Sunday, meaning my husband and I.

Carving pumpkins was so much fun – I decided in 2016 – I’m going to offer a fun workshop of “Carving and Flower Stuffing of Pumpkins” early in October. It will be posted on my blog under the “Nature with Art” class programs in 2016.

All will be here for attendees – pumpkin selections, carving tools, and fresh flowers if you prefer to fill them with flowers for your table!

Only two more weeks until Halloween – have fun out there, and be safe.

Cathy Testa

Container Crazy CT

IMG_9310The past week’s weather prompted me to start decorating for “Falloween,” the period where it may feel a tad bit early to put out your scary Halloween decorations, but not too early to begin decorating with pumpkins, gourds, cornstalks, mums, and other goodies.

IMG_9276So I decided to go with the easy packaged Martha Stewart find called “pumpkin sleeves” discovered at a local Michaels craft store.  When I tried looking up instructions, because there really wasn’t any on the package, I could not locate this item on the Martha Stewart website.

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Not a bother – because it was very easy.  Just slip it over and secure the ends.  At first I used small rubber bands to gather the ends on the bottom and top, but later discovered a draw string for the top end of the sleeve.  However, I still found the rubber band trick to secure it tightly worked better.

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