When I was a kid, I used to LOVE carving pumpkins. My whole family would gather around the kitchen table and go to town, drawing funny faces, scooping out pumpkin guts, and baking yummy pumpkin seeds as we went along. So the first year Matt and I were dating, I made a huge deal about carving pumpkins. Annnd...that was the first year I realized I do not in fact love carving pumpkins. Nope, not at all. What I loved was doing the first 10 percent of the pumpkin carving, then running off to leave my dad to do the dirty work, coming back right at the end to squeal, "Isn't my pumpkin perfect?!" (My poor parents, I must have been the biggest pain the butt as a kid.) So since that year, I've been on the lookout for different ways to give pumpkins a good sprucing up, but I'm often hindered by the fact that my craft radar is seriously lacking. (Another thing that typically got passed off to my parents when I was a kid. Remember my kindergarten ocean diorama, Mom and Dad?) But when I saw this DIY Crayola Pumpkin idea on Jenny May's blog, I couldn't help but wonder if I could pull it off. Then my office provided mini pumpkins for us all to decorate, and I couldn't help but think it was a sign from the crafting fairies to give this DIY a try.
And let me tell you...I.FREAKING.LOVE.IT. It's such a fun and unexpected take on pumpkin decorating; I can't help but want to decorate a million more like it. The instructions are super simple and pretty much foolproof. The result? A totally rad and fabulous pumpkin. LOVE.IT.