I’ve never been good at carving pumpkins, but I definitely like decorating them! I am always searching the internet for fun DIY project ideas that won’t leave too much of a mess, or leave me bloodied from a carking knife. That’s why I thought these ideas would be good for your family, too!
My Fall Pumpkin Traditions
I was driving with my mother in New Hampshire and we passed a church in Portsmouth that had hundreds of pumpkins in the parking lot. Every fall my mom lets my sister and I pick out a pumpkin to bring back to the house. Yes, I know we are in our 30’s, but it’s been a cute tradition for many years and somehow it still continues today.
When I do finally pick out my pumpkin, I usually carve it as simply as possible. I don’t own any pumpkin carking tools, so I use whatever good knife I have in my drawer and I create my masterpiece from there.
Truthfully, my favorite part is scooping out the seeds and squishing my fingers in the slime. I take out all of the seeds, wash them in a strainer and lay them down on a baking sheet. I spray some coconut oil on them, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic powder, and bake them in the oven until they’re golden brown. Then I eat them by the handful until they’re gone. (Recipe here).
Pumpkin Fun With Your Family
There’s something genuinely heartwarming about sitting around with loved ones, sharing laughter and creativity. Decorating pumpkins is not just about the end product but about the journey, the shared moments, and the stories that unfold.
The best part? There’s no right or wrong. Whether your pumpkin turns out to be a spooky masterpiece or a glittery splendor, the memories you make in the process are the true treasures. So, gather your family, a couple of pumpkins, and let the decorating games begin!
And guess what? It doesn’t have to be tricky or spooky! I’ve gathered some easy DIY pumpkin decorating ideas for you and your family to try out.