Cute things come in small packages. I think the same can be said for mini pumpkins. While I typically purchase two to three bigger pumpkins, I always seem to be buying a lot of mini pumpkins. They look nice on the mantel, in the bathroom or any small space that needs some fall cheer. Mini pumpkins look nice just the way they are. However, decorating these tiny bundles of joy is also fun. Here are some of my favorite mini pumpkin decorating ideas!
Nail Polish Designs
It’s unlikely that a nail polish bottle is going to be enough to decorate a big pumpkin. However, it’s perfect for mini pumpkin decorating. I like to use my half-used nail polish bottles for making designs. For instance, I took a mini white pumpkin and decorated it with some subdued silver metallic polish. Rather than painting the entire thing, I simply painted the stem and down the “ribs.” This is not an activity young children should take part in. In addition, only use nail polish in a well-ventilated area.
It might be hard to drill a design into a mini pumpkin. However, the small point of a toothpick is perfect for creating words or a design. Firmly poke a small hole and repeat until your design is finished. In case the tip gets dull, you should make sure to have half a dozen toothpicks or so handy.
Fine glitter is a great way to add some shine and sparkle to your mini pumpkins. First, spread a thin layer of glue over the pumpkin. Then, sprinkle the glitter and shake the excess off. It is best to do this outside over a big box top so you don’t get glitter all over the place. I like using fine silver glitter on mini white pumpkins.
Small Self-Adhesive Gems
Tiny gems are perfect for a small pumpkin. Choose complementary fall tones for a sophisticated look. These look nice in a circular design; start from the top and work your way to the bottom.
Permanent markers are an easy way to make a design. Try polka dots, chevron stripes or even a message! Remember, these markers are permanent so you might want to use a pencil first and wear gloves if you don’t want any on your fingers. Metallic permanent markers look nice on white pumpkins. If kids want to participate, consider washable markers or paint.
Mini pumpkins look wonderful in the window, on the mantel or stacked on top of each other in a hurricane vase. Have fun decorating your mini pumpkins this fall season!
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