Pretty Pumpkins

pumpkinflowers1What do you do on a rainy Saturday?  DIY projects of course!  I am in full blown Halloween and Fall mode.  My sister and I went apple and pumpkin picking two weekends ago and with our apples I’ve been making yummy apple recipes like this one.  This past Saturday was rainy and depressing and even though I could’ve watched a netflix marathon, I really wanted to do crafts.  I know…I’m a nerd.  Last year, I made these pumpkins (via this post) but this year, I wanted to do something different.  I wanted to make pretty pumpkins ones that would make my apartment look prettier.  I think mission accomplished.

pumpkinflowers21. Make sure you clean the pumpkin from dirt and that it’s thoroughly dry.

pumpkinflowers32. With a sharpie, draw a circle around the top so that you know where to cut.

pumpkinflower43. After you cut the top, take out the insides of the pumpkin.

pumpkinflowers54. Paint the pumpkin with white acrylic paint. I didn’t need to do a 2nd coat but it did take all day to dry.

pumpkinflowers65. When the paint is dry, fill the pumpkin with water and arrange flowers to your liking.