Friday, October 22, 2010
Not your everyday pumpkins
While I love carving pumpkins (last year I did 5, no joke) and baking the seeds, these were too small for that, and I knew I was never going to be ambitious enough to cook them and make the puree to freeze, so I decided to do something different. I painted them. But not the average painting, oh no, no faces or anything.
I painted to 2 bigger ones black, and the smaller one white, then used orange and purple paint to put designs on them. I was going to get real elaborate, and then seal them with mod podge, until I realized they were either going to be rotten in 10 days, or destroyed by the neighborhood kids, so, I just kind of tried to be artsy.
Here is the result:
I then decided to put them outside. I had found some cute little lanterns at Target, and we light candles in them at night, so I am hoping it will be a nice effect.
We may still carve a pumpkin, if we make it to the Renshaw Farm and Pumpkin Patch on Sunday. But if not, the porch still looks pretty cute.