Halloween 2k14 countdown is on, and we’re not ashamed to say we’ve been prepping and decorating for longer than is probably acceptable. But as much as we love the proliferation of all things black, orange and creepy, sometimes we want a little more variety. And, being Brit + Co, obvi that variety needs to come in the form of color. Lots and lots of color. If you share our feelings, read on for 23 super colorful ways to mix up your pumpkin decor!
1. Pink and Gold Tablescape: We’ve all experimented with a pumpkin centerpiece or two. But dressing them up in pink and gold and propping them on pedestals of different heights makes a banging tablescape. (via Colin Cowie Weddings)
2. Thumbtack Message: Carving pumpkins is hard. If you don’t have the skills or the patience, you can still create an awesome design with thumbtacks. We’re also digging the color combo in this one! (via Country Living)
3. Glitter Chevron: You know chevron is one of our fave patterns, and don’t even get us started on glitter. This striped punkin is simple enough for kids and super easy to personalize. (via The Land of Nod)
6. Candy Sugar Skull: This pumpkin’s pulling triple duty. Set him on your porch for Halloween, bring him in to decorate for your Dia de los Muertos party, then eat his candy face for a snack (but actually don’t). (via Rachael Ray Mag)
7. Easter Egg Pumpkins: Got an extra Easter egg dying kit, or maybe just too much food coloring? Use it to liven up some mini pumpkins! We’d love to see what these guys look like lit up at night. (via C Fabbri Designs)
12. Crayon Drip Art Pumpkin: Remember our crayon art phase of a couple years ago? Well if you got bored of canvas like us, kicking it up a notch with a pumpkin is the perfect project. (via The Swell Designer)
15. Paper: We’re bucking all trends and staying away from carving tools and paint brushes. All you need to make these beauts become a reality is some card stock, a pair of scissors and some glue. (via Brit + Co)
20. Paint Chip Pumpkins: So you’re left with a bunch of half full cans of paint after your most recent re-dec project. Use them as inspo for a series of mini pumpkins. The best part about this project? You know it will blend in perfectly with your living room. (via Chatelaine)
How are you using pumpkins in your decor this year? Tweet us a pic @BritAndCo!