I LOVE pumpkins. Love everything about them...except carving them. The mess. The carving knives. Trying to get it perfect...no thank you.
So this year I decided to avoid all of that and do something much simpler....paint my pumpkin! The whole process only took about 20 minutes and I was thrilled with the results. I decided to paint our pumpkin with an "R" for our last name.
First I printed out an "R" on computer paper. I used Times New Roman size 600-800ish. I can't remember exactly. Then I cut out my stencil and taped it on to the pumpkin.
I traced around the stencil with a pen. I tried using pencil but it was too hard to see. If you make a mistake with the pen you can just wipe it off really quickly with a damp paper towel.
Then I took a small paint brush and some random black paint I had in my junk drawer and went to work. It was really easy and only needed one coat.
And there you have it, a personalized pumpkin! I've already received numerous compliments from neighbors and friends...definitely will be doing this again next year!