Dressing Up Your Pumpkins The Quick & Easy Way

Last week when I showed you how I disguised all the flaws of our front entry with some colorful fall decor, you may have noticed the graffiti on my pumpkins.

In a few weeks' time the kids will carve them for Halloween, but until then I couldn't help but doodle on them a bit with my trusty old friend, the black Sharpie.

This is just about the easiest and quickest makeover I've ever given a pumpkin and I think these two look pretty cute by our doorstep.

There's no end to what you can do with a Sharpie, is there?  Here are a few more ideas for creating some autumnal magic with a big ol' squash and your favorite permanent marker!

Source: bhg.com via Lisa on Pinterest

Don't you love how pumpkins can be fall decorations and then do double duty for Halloween?  

This might be my all time favorite.....the haunted house with carved out moon and windows!  I cannot wait to do this for Halloween trick or treating!

I never cease to be amazed by how the simplest measures can make something a little more delightful.

I'm linking up to Kate's Fall Crafts Party at Centsational Girl and hope you'll join me there!


classic • casual • home said...

HAPPY FALL TO YOU! Such a lovely entry way. I am going to show mine...(not as nice as yours, however).

Val said...

I love this....looks like I nee to get some pumpkins and a black marker!!! Happy Tuesday!

Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

THAT is a great idea..I am going to go and get my sharpie out and get busy! love it.

Hey, wanted to let you know that I am sponsoring a giveaway here at Lakeshore Cottage for a RAMSIGN. Hope you will pop over and enter! They are so charming!


Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

So darling. I was going to use black paint . . but how silly. A marker is brilliant. Thank you!

Sarah, Three Boys said...

Totally cute and something even I can do! Love it:)

Mandi@TidbitsfromtheTremaynes said...

Can you come do mine? 'Cause my handwriting is just NOT gonna cut it.

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

This is totally brilliant! I love that idea...especially for warm climates so they don't spoil as quick! (c:

The Corson Cottage said...

This is a super idea! Very cute! Your porch looks great. Your blog is so cute:) Carrie

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I think I need to break out my Sharpie!

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Another great idea that I never thought of :) Thanks for the inspiration!! Now I just need to work on my penmanship!

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Oh, Holy MOly. I could never write that pretty on a pumpkin! Love your fall decor.

And thanks for the encouragement on the Big Move. :)

simpledaisy said...

I love your pumpkins!!! So simple and cute!!!

Karena said...

This is great. They are all darling, and how easy peasy. You have inspired me!!

PS Come let me know what you think of my Autumn decor and enter my New Giveaway!

Art by Karena

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

This is my kind of craft project! Love it!

Andrea said...

What a fabulous idea. I love easy, simple decorating. Thanks for the inspiration.