Life on Lakeshore Drive: Pumpkin Glitz & Glitter
Trick or treat pumpkins: Create a striking pumpkin grouping with traditional orange pumpkins and black paint. Use masking tape to create desired patterns (cover areas you want to remain the pumpkin color). Spray-paint pumpkins black; remove tape to reveal design. Paint your favorite Halloween sayings between stripes. Create dots in black-painted areas by drilling holes with a cup drill bit.
Trick or Treat Pumpkins
These vases do require a knife, but the celestial designs come courtesy of a spoon — not torturous slicing and dicing. Cut off the top of the pumpkin, and remove the innards. Spray-paint the rind a matte black and let dry. Use a spoon handle to scratch away paint to create stars, moons, and spirals. Add water and blooms.
Leafy centerpiece - Set leaves between paper towels and flatten them under a book for at least five days. Then brush decoupage glue on a white pumpkin. Arrange the leaves on the pumpkin's surface. Cut small slits along the edges of the leaves as you go, so they'll fit the pumpkin's contours. To finish, coat the decorated surface in decoupage glue.