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Monogrammed Pumpkin

Monogrammed Pumpkin

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monogram pumpkin cover photo

It’s the first fall feeling weekend of the year.  I woke up to temps in the 40’s Saturday morning….perfect!  We donned our sweaters and headed to a local orchard to pick some apples.  We took a hay ride, had some cider, and baked a pie.  I was on a roll so I decided to spruce up my front porch for the season.  It’s not complete yet, but I did pick up some pumpkins and started playing around with paint.  I’ve done this in the past but with bats and spiders.  This year for a new home I decided to do a monogram….oooh fancy!

I actually have a smaller front porch at this house so I scaled back a bit this year.  Only a handful of pumpkins and mums with a few other accents.  I promise I’ll show you the finished product next week when I’m done futzing with it.

Painting a pumpkin is really quite simple and it will last the season if done right.  Or you could just let your toddler do it.

pumpkin painting

Really glad I got some little ones to appease her during this process.  Such a helper.

I picked a pumpkin for myself that had a smooth flatter surface in a nice dark orange.  I cleaned it up and sprayed it with an all-purpose sealer. This helps the paint stick.

Monogram pumpkin before

Then I sketched my monogram with a Sharpie.  In hindsight I could have done the whole thing in Sharpie but I didn’t.  I think I like the look of paint better, more depth.  That being said I just saw Sharpie paint markers for all surfaces…might need to try those on another pumpkin down the road.  (I love Sharpies, I have them in every color and almost exclusively use their pens.  And no this is not sponsored :) )

monogram pumpkin sketch

Then I painted over my sketch.  Once that was dry I sprayed on another coat of sealer.

monogram pumpkin

Add a pretty burlap bow and done!  So easy and so pretty.

Monogrampumpkin close up

I’ve moved it several times already today and will continue to do so this week.  Hopefully by next weekend I will have a porch I am happy with and can share with you.

Do you decorate with pumpkins?  What’s your technique?  I would love some more inspiration.

Thanks for visiting!

 Sarah

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