I know orange pumpkins totally work as Thanksgiving decorations, but I was starting to get a little tired of our Halloween pumpkin that has been on our porch since mid-October. So I pulled out my craft box and gave it a little update.

OK, Here’s the deal.

I gathered up all of my white shades of craft paint. Most bottles were dried up (they are old), but I managed to mix a great creamy color. 

Gave the pumpkin two coats and let it dry for a few hours.

I picked up this pretty striped ribbon and gold patio paint from Michaels. (If you order online, use Ebates to get 3% cash back at Michaels and tons of other stores (cash back % varies).)

…and I painted “Give Thanks” on the pumpkin. I’m sure most of you have better handwriting than I do.

…and I tied a bow with the pretty ribbon on the rotting stem (guess pumpkins don’t last forever, after all).

Pretty darn simple. Ready to welcome family to our home for Thanksgiving!



  1. November 26, 2014 / 4:24 pm

    This is so darn cute! Love it!

  2. November 26, 2014 / 9:02 pm

    Super cute!

  3. November 30, 2014 / 3:09 pm

    I love this! I am beyond sick of my pumpkins and this is a great way to breathe new life into them. I am obsessed with that ribbon. I love the black stripes and they look fabulous with the cream color and the gold. I adore this color combo! Love, love, love!

    Southern Belle Inspired

  4. December 2, 2014 / 9:16 pm

    love this! And I spent three hours looking for that ribbon this morning. The only place I didn't check was michaels!

    • December 2, 2014 / 9:37 pm

      Oh no! I honestly didn't expect Michaels to have that ribbon either, but there it was for $4!

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