Colorful No-Carve Pom Pom Pumpkins for Halloween

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    Colorful No-Carve Pumpkins

    Halloween is coming, and that means it's time to decorate! Whether you love the tried-and-true, classic spooky Halloween decorations or you like to go a little off the beaten path, these mini pom pom pumpkins are a perfect idea for decorating.

    They're simple, they're fast and you can use them year after year. If you have kiddos, you can even get them in on the fun. Just a quick trip to the craft store for a few supplies and you'll be on your way to creating your own little crowd of adorable pumpkins to grace your front steps, mantle or just about anywhere.

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    Gather Materials

    Start with a few pumpkins. We used a variety of sizes and shapes to create visual interest. Decide whether you'd like to use real or faux pumpkins. You can find faux pumpkins at your local craft store; if you go this direction you'll be able to store them and use them over and over.

    Supplies Needed

    • Pumpkins in a variety of sizes and shapes (real or faux)
    • Spray paint
    • Glue gun and glue sticks
    • Pom poms in varying sizes and colors
    • Cardboard
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    Paint Your Pumpkins

    Decide on a color palette and get ready to paint. We always recommend spray painting outdoors in a well-ventilated area.

    Lay down your scrap cardboard to catch any overspray and keep your area clean. Place the pumpkins on top of the cardboard and start painting.

    It's best to go over them with light coats to avoid drips or pooling, and we recommend spraying from a distance of about 8 inches from the pumpkins.

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    Check Paint Coverage

    Allow the paint to dry and check for paint coverage. You may need to go over a few areas again to get complete color coverage on the pumpkins. Flip them over and paint the undersides as well, ensuring even coverage for both the top and bottom of each of your pumpkins. Allow the paint to dry thoroughly.

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    Choose Pom Poms and Patterns

    Decide on the colors that you'd like to use to decorate each pumpkin. You can stick with a single color for each pumpkin, creating a simple, modern effect, or go with multiple colors. It's also a good idea to decide on a pattern before you start decorating. Lay the pom poms out and play with arrangements until you're happy with the design.

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    Glue the Pom Poms

    Heat up your glue gun until the glue is flowing. Place a small dot of glue on the back of one pom pom. Adhere the pom pom to the pumpkin and hold for a few seconds until the glue starts to dry.

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    Keep Decorating

    Continue in the same manner until all of your pumpkins are decorated! This is the fun part, so get creative and enjoy the process.

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    Display Your Pumpkins

     Place your pumpkins on display and let the neighbors ooh and aah. Happy Halloween!