This year I bought some great mini pumpkins from the pumpkin patch and my first large white pumpkin. I’ve admired them from afar for a long time and was so excited when I found one at our pumpkin patch this year. Now I’m looking forward carving it for Halloween! For this week’s Friday Favourites, I’m sharing some of the white pumpkin designs that have been inspiring me lately. I am just so torn on what way I’ll go – too many great options!
I’ve always thought these drilled hole patterns lend a sophistication to traditional pumpkin carving. They look great during the day and become fantastic luminaries at night.
Quirky little jack-o-lanterns that remind me of The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Looking to add a little glitz and glamour to your pumpkins? Create a spooky pattern with stick-on gems from the dollar store.
Another no-carve option is to paint glue onto the pumpkins in patterns and then sprinkle on glitter.
Gather leaves from the yard and decoupage them onto the white pumpkin. Young House Love did a great take on this using tissue paper circles. It’s an easy way to decorate pumpkins when you have little ones.
You could paint the leaves gold as well – great for a Thanksgiving centerpiece too.
This pathway of white carved pumpkins is the perfect setting for this eery Halloween night.
TIP: To make your pumpkins glow brightly, use a set of three lit tea-lights rather than a large candle. It produces more light but less heat than a larger candle!
If you have a neutral palette, white pumpkins are a great way to add some seasonal decor without going for traditional fall colours.
While doing wedding research, I found this great fall wedding idea – line your aisle with white pumpkins and gourds!
What pumpkins have you gone with this year? A big fat orange one? A variety of small gourds? Maybe a faux pumpkin so you can forgo the slimy mess of carving?
Krista @thehappyhousie says
Such pretty ideas Amanda- isn’t that wedding decor gorgeous!!
I really love the classy look of the drilled hole pattern in the white pumpkins. Congratulations on the engagement, by the way. (I’m a little behind on my blog reading)
Amanda - Small Home Big Start says
Thanks Maureen! I’m hoping to attempt to drill one of our pumpkins. Wish me luck!