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Fresh Ideas To Decorate With Pumpkins

Tami_Smight_HeadshotPumpkins are all around us this time of year.  It used to be that we headed to the pumpkin farm to pick up pumpkins for carving and/or decorating.  Fortunately, they are now available at grocery stores, Trader Joes, and Target.

Nothing says “fall” like pumpkins and gourds placed in and around your home.

Read on to learn three great design tips with pumpkins.



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Bat_pumpkinsMiniature Bats Painted Pumpkins

I learned this from a past issue of Better Homes and Gardens.  It is so creative.Draw bats on small white pumkins with a black Sharpie.  Take a length of twine and knot one end with a large washer.  On the other end, tie a loop.  On the top and bottom of the pumpkin, punch holes, and use wire to pull the twine through the holes.  The washer supports the weight of the pumpkin and the loop can attach to a hook placed on your garden path.

    Take miniature pumpkins to bewitching new heights with an aerial display. Draw bats on white pumpkins with a permanent marker. Cut a length of thick jute and knot one end to a large washer. Tie a loop in the other end. Punch holes in the top and bottom of the pumpkin, and use wire to pull the twine through the holes. (The washer supports the pumpkin’s weight, and the loop attaches to the shepherd’s hook.)


Martha_Stewart_TemplatesMartha Stewart creates creative uses of pumpkins for a front porch step, or used on a mantle or centerpiece.
I love the grouping shown in the photo. Be sure when pumpkins are lit indoors, they are always attended.  This display looks best when used with various sizes, shapes and colors of pumpkins.
Carved pumpkins nestle among smaller uncarved pumpkins and leaves to make an attractive vignette, which leads the eye to the front door.
pumpkin_centerpieceFor a fall centerpiece that will take you from Halloween thru Thanksgiving, consider this creative pumpkin design.
Select a variety of orange pumpkins, and paint them with black paint.
With the use of a fork, and exacto knife scrape off a design to reveal the orange pumpkin underneath.
Carve one of the pumpkins and place some lovely gerber daisies or sunflowers for added interest.

If you need help with designing a room or your entire home, Tami Smight Interiors is here to help.  Please call today to discuss your project.  661 430-0127.

Tami Smight Interiors, a full-service interior design firm, has been gracing southern California homes with warm, accessible designs since 2004.

As a certified professional interior designer, Tami Smight shares expert design tips, tricks and trends in her column. Check out her articles in our SCV “Your Home Inside And Out” section.

Fresh Ideas To Decorate With Pumpkins

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