Sunday, October 26, 2014

Mini Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

Cute things come in small packages.  I think the same can be said for mini-pumpkins. While I typically purchase two to three bigger pumpkins, I always seem to be buying a lot of mini-pumpkins.   My kids like them too. They look nice on the mantel, in the bathroom or any small space that needs some fall cheer.  Mini-pumpkins look nice just the way they are.  However, decorating these tiny bundles of joy is also fun.   

Toothpick Designs

It might be hard to drill a design into a mini pumpkin.  However, the small point of a toothpick is perfect for creating words or a design.  Simply firmly poke a small hole and repeat until your design is finished.  In case the tip gets dull, you should make sure to have half a dozen toothpicks or so handy.  

Fine Glitter

Fine glitter is a great way to add some shine and sparkle to your mini-pumpkins.  First, spread a thin layer of glue over the pumpkin.  Then, sprinkle the glitter and shake the excess off.   It is best to do this outside over a big box top so you don’t get glitter all over the place.

Small Self-Adhesive Gems

If you don't like messes, this is the perfect craft for your kids. Tiny gems are perfect for a small pumpkin.  A small package of gems is more than enough to cover your pumpkin in a pretty design.  Choose complementary fall tones for a sophisticated look.  These look nice in a circular design; start from the top and work your way to the bottom.  

Permanent Markers

Permanent markers are an easy way to make a design. Try polka dots, chevron stripes or even a message!  Remember, these markers are permanent so you might want to use a pencil first and wear gloves (especially kids) if you don’t want any on your fingers.  

Mini-pumpkins look wonderful in the window or stacked on top of each other in a hurricane vase.  Have fun decorating your mini pumpkins this fall season!

*Due to small parts, pointy objects, etc. I would recommend these projects for children over four (with close supervision).