I love decorating and I love Halloween, but I was so busy this year I just couldn't find time to carve a pumpkin. It's a lot of work to carve a pumpkin - you have to carry a giant pumpkin blocks to your apartment, put out newspaper, empty out all the gunk and after you finally carve it you have to dig through all your drawers for a candle. Then, if you are anything like me, you have to deal with a rotting pumpkin sometime around Thanksgiving.
Even though I didn't have time to carve a pumpkin, I still wanted to do something. There are so many cute no-carve pumpkin D.I.Ys out there, but even those seemed like too much work and always involve running to a craft store, unless you are so crafty (and don't live in a tiny apartment) that you have one of those mythical craft rooms. We decided to come up with an even easier way to jazz up some gourds without all the effort and mess!
After buying some mini pumpkins and searching my apartment for anything to decorate them with, I came up with the solution to all my problems- a bag of balloons leftover from my birthday. I remembered this adorable mason jar craft and thought we could get the same effect with a Halloween twist. A few mishaps and a few ripped balloons later, Jamie and I figured out how to make it just look like you spent hours dip-dying your pumpkins without any work at all! My favorite kind of craft! Even my husband came home that night and said, "whoa, you painted those???!" He knows my laziness all too well.
All you need are:
- small pumpkins
- and a pair of scissors
First, cut the end of the balloon so just the round part is left.
Then stretch the balloon around the bottom of the pumpkin. If the balloon is too high on the pumpkin and there is some bunching on the bottom, stretch it up as high as it can go and cut the edges down.
...and ta-da you are done!
Easy. Peasy - and they really look pretty and festive in your home or on your porch. So if you need to do some last minute decorating before Friday, this is the craft for you.