October is here (somehow?) which means we can finally go full force into all things fall! And while Halloween will look very different this year, it doesn’t mean that you can’t go all out with your home decor. I’m actually finding myself wanting to decorate more than ever before since we’re spending so much time at home and can finally enjoy it. What better way to kick off the season than with a cute and colorful pumpkin project?! Here’s how to make a DIY Push Pin Pumpkin in just a few steps:
– Pumpkin (I used this fake one)
– Colorful push pins
– Glitter + Mod Podge (optional)
This tutorial is really straight forward, though you can make it more complex based on what design you have in mind. I used the colorful push pins that are available for sale in my shop. One container covered the entire 9″ pumpkin.
It helps to use the pumpkin grooves as working lines when deciding where to place your push pins. Keep in mind that if you take the pin out of the pumpkin that it’ll leave a small hole. The fake pumpkin is soft enough that you won’t need a tool to place the push pins. Decide where you want them and push into your pumpkin.
Add your push pins until you’ve covered the entire pumpkin and you’re done! I’m not a huge fan of the fake pumpkin stem, so I covered it up with a bit of glitter.
Here’s how: pour some Mod Podge in a paper cup or other container (you don’t need a lot). Add your glitter and mix well. The more glitter you use, the easier it will be to cover the stem. Apply to your pumpkin and let dry!
There’s a lot of reasons I love this project, but one really cool thing about it is that you can use this as a memo board on your desk! Keep your notes and to-do’s in one place and decorate your workspace at the same time. Functional, cute, AND seasonal?! Sign me up!
While we’re talking about to-do’s– just a quick reminder– are you registered to vote?! Register for the first time or check the status of your registration by clicking here. Deadlines are approaching now, so take the 2 minutes to do it today!