DIY: Polka dot pumpkins



October is my absolute favorite month of the year. And the perfect way to decorate for this celebration-filled month is with these polka dot pumpkins.

Every year, I am chomping at the bit to get out to the pumpkin patch. This year I was inspired to try out these white Sharpie paint markers (we got one at the BHG Stylemaker workshop) as well as just a plain ol’ regular black Sharpie pen. This was the easiest DIY ever – not to mention mess-free — and you could probably come up with any design you wanted!


I followed the natural striations on the pumpkins to grid out my polka dots, regardless of the size.   And I also freehanded a monogrammed “S” on one too.




I’ll probably wait until right before Halloween to put these babies outside. Somehow our squirrels feel entitled to any pumpkin we put outside.

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This was seriously the easiest DIY – and one that any kid could do too. I think it’d be fun to use the metallic Sharpies too!

Love pumpkin decorating? Check out previous pumpkin posts here — and my favorite pumpkin bread recipe too.  Oh, and of course, I’m always pinning new fall inspiration on my Pinterest Halloween board.

with love,

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