painted pumpkins.

[J] is practically Martha Stewart. and if he was a female, she’d be out of a job. he’s great, at basically everything: “man” things & crafty things. it’s unfair [I think]. & every christmas season, I challenge him to a gingerbread house competition…

I always lose.

but clearly, never learn my lesson. because I challenged him to a pumpkin painting competition last night. neither of us have EVER painted a pumpkin before, so I thought it’d be “fair“. we gathered supplies – aka a box of trader joe’s wine. and went to town!

[prepped & ready].
[is the most important supply the paint? nope, it’s the wine!]

here’s the process I took on my white chevron pumpkin:

if it looks easy, it’s not. I was pretty sure I’d have another pinterest fail on my hands. but the chevron turned out. then I took it another step, of course

I got an OWL stencil. but common sense was not on my side ..pumpkins are not flat. therefore pretty impossible to use a stencil on. so I had to freehand the owl. grrr! before I unveil the finished product …

here’s a couple shots of [J] mid-competition …

drummmmm rollllllllll please.

the finished products …




[the photos are mediocre at best. the sun had been down for hours by the time we finished last night. so I’m going to take these beauties outside today & re-capture].

how do you like them?

I picked [J] as the winner. he free-handed everything! & his pumpkin looks amazing.

they are both VERY different. his screams “I’m a man & love football” & mine screams “I’m a girl & spend tooooo much time on pinterest“. the important thing is: we had fun!

check it off the fall bucket list!! :)


About chelset

Born and raised Iowan ..uprooting my life and moving to the big city. Many adjustments will be made along the way ..but what's life without some risk?
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One Response to painted pumpkins.

  1. Lindsey says:

    So cute! I also tried [and failed] a chevron pumpkin. Yours does look better than mine! J did an amazing job with his!

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