Halloween is such a fun time of year, and I love it because it’s just so creative. From picking out the perfect costumes for your kids, hosting parties with fun spooky treats with friends and family and making crafts that celebrate the season while having fun making things with your hands. We don’t get a lot of trick or treaters where we are, but we do get some and it’s always fun to pick out treats to hand out and to see all the creative, adorable and spooky costumes on the kids that come to our door. And then there’s decorating the pumpkin. Decorating pumpkins is so much fun (and so is roasting and eating the seeds, yum!) – but some people feel really stuck about how to decorate them.

Getting out of the Pumpkin Decorating Rut

Have you been there, stuck in a pumpkin rut? ¬†Are you bored of the same old pumpkins? Have you been procrastinating on decorating or carving one because you’ve been holding out for inspiration? Did you take your kids to the pumpkin patch to pick out the perfect pumpkin that is still just sitting there waiting for you to do something with it? The good news is you don’t have to settle for the same old jack-o-lantern, carved, just like every year before. This year could be your year for your best pumpkin decorating ever. I’ve got some ideas for you that I think you’re going to love!

I was recently on CTV News talking about ways to get your festive Halloween pumpkin decorations looking sharp and make sure you’re having lots of fun in the process. Have a look at this clip from my appearance and see if you get inspired to create some pumpkin magic. I bet you’ll be all set to decorate your Halloween holiday home like never before. Good luck and enjoy!

For close-up photos of the pumpkins here’s an article on painted pumpkins and one on painted pumpkins.