Pinterest’s Top No-Carve Trends for an Easy (and Mess-Free) Halloween
Pinterest is a great go-to source for DIYs and cool crafts for Halloween! Carving pumpkins, of course, is the most difficult autumn craft there is. For us lazy girls, crafting can be messy and take time… time that we sometimes don’t have to give. The idea of conserving as much time and energy as possible by opting for no-carve pumpkin decor certainly is appealing — and luckily for you, Pinterest has TONS of ideas. Here are the top four no-carve pumpkin decor trends for 2016.
1. DIY Pun-kins: These cheeky little pumpkins are full of personality and humor. Paint your gourds in all manner of shades and colors, and stencil on some witty puns. Doesn’t matter if they’re cheesy — in fact, this design kind of capitalizes on the cheese factor. Use stencils to keep the phrases nice and neat, or save even MORE time by just using stickers. (via Studio DIY)
2. Emoji Face Pumpkin DIY: These emoji pumpkins feature a circular yellow face with the emoji expression painted over top. The yellow face doesn’t take up the entire pumpkin… meaning, you don’t have to paint the entire thing. Turn to your phone for inspo, but our favorite faces are the heart eyes emoji and the face with tears emoji. (via Beauty & the Beard)
MELTED CRAYON PUMPKINS
3. Melted Crayon Pumpkin DIY: If you haven’t seen the multitude of melted crayon projects that have overtaken Pinterest, you’re missing out. Pick and choose your color palette, going with either a cornucopia of pretty fall colors or a bright multi-toned rainbow. Then, all you need to do is line them up around the pumpkin stem, heat with a hair dryer and watch the magic happen. Swoon! (via Dream a Little Bigger)
4. “Pinterest” Pumpkin DIY: These psychedelic melted crayon pumpkins are *far-out*, baby. Use more crayons to up the color factor, and plenty of heat to blend fully, creating a colorful, trippy-looking pumpkin. (via Holly’s Art Corner)
5. DIY Sharpie Owl Pumpkins: These gorgeous designs are best done with a stencil first, unless you’re a particularly talented artist. Mix and match with a black-and-white pumpkin and a colorful one. If you opt for colors, go with a cream-colored background paint instead of stark white, and choose hues to complement your color scheme. (via Ashley Hackshaw)
6. Day of the Dead Pumpkin DIY: Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday that takes place on November 1, and these inspired designs are stunners that you’ll want to keep around all fall. PRO TIP: If you mess up while drawing with your Sharpie, a damp Magic Eraser can easily patch things up! (via Martha Stewart)
7. Neon Paint-Dipped Pumpkin DIY: Sure, you *could* play it safe with pretty watercolors — or you could spice things up with bright neon hues! The trick is to find some way to hold your pumpkin upside-down until the paint dries. To help with dry time, find a planter hanger to rest it on while you Netflix and DIY more Halloween decor. (via A Night Owl)
8. DIY Gold and Neon No-Carve Pumpkins: A hint of neon peeks through the gold lining on these elegant spray-painted pumpkins. It’s a completely new take on the neon trend, which tends to be much more colorful than classy. There’s nothing un-classy about these babies, though. (via For the Makers)
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)