After our tractor ride to the pumpkin patch a few weeks ago, we came away with three small pumpkins and one larger one to carve. Tonight we sat down to paint the smaller pumpkins!
E labored carefully over his pumpkin and loved dipping the brush into the paint, but we had to watch him closely after he stuffed the wet brush into his mouth (obviously while I was taking advantage of a photo op, below – mom fail!). Luckily after the taste of acrylic paint and the hoops it took us to clean it all out, he didn’t try it again.
I finished the last two pumpkins, which are now adorning our dining room table. I started out playing around with masking tape, fully intending to make a chevron pumpkin, but let’s be honest. I didn’t have the time or patience for that. Plus my table runner is already chevron, leftover from E’s nautical 1st birthday party. So I found a much simpler design on Pinterest (of course) for one of them, leaving the stem natural though, and just freehanded the other monogrammed one. That just leaves one still to carve…! 🙂