Painted pastel pumpkin peopleIs there anything more magical than a trip to the pumpkin patch in the middle of fall? Crisp weather, colorful leaves falling, and the spooky anticipation of Halloween makes me giddy! Picking out the perfect pumpkin is something of an art, and I almost enjoy that more than the carving part. In fact, I don’t really enjoy carving pumpkins all that much! The goop and stringy guts all over my fingers is not my idea of a good time. So we’re swapping our carving kits for paint brushes this season! These pastel pumpkin faces are just my cup of tea this season. A pretty palette and quirky faces make the perfect pairing for pumpkins. And the best part? No pumpkin guts! Less mess, more cute, equally festive. That’s what the world needs.

This is the first of a few posts on which we’ve collaborated with the talented Michelle Christensen of My Little Belleville. We collaborated with her a few years ago on our popular succulent painted family post (remember?!) and they are here for a return visit! Stay tuned for more spooky crafts to comes!

Get the full DIY!

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  • Matte spray paint in pretty pastels, black, and white
  • Acrylic paint for details
  • Paintbrushes
  • Pumpkins
  • Templates for faces (you can find them here)
  • Instructions:
    1. Spray paint your pumpkins in a variety of colors. Let dry.
    2. Paint on some sweet faces using the templates.

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Photography by Clara Jones | Crafting by Michelle Christensen