Happy Friday besties! The holiday weekend is upon us and excitement could be felt in the air. With Halloween just a few days ahead, you can expect to see a ton of different traditions come to play. People dressing up for costumes parties, families heading to the pumpkin patch to pick some pumpkins, cozy nights in the living room watching holiday appropriate movies. One of my favorite traditions this time of year is decorating pumpkins. This year, I cheated a little and picked up my pumpkins, not from a pumpkin patch but from a grocery store. I opted for white mini ghost pumpkins because I really wanted to decorate more than one. When white pumpkins meet For All Things Pretty, can you really expect anything less than pretty? Safe to say, I'm slightly obsessed with these mini floral pumpkins.
Inspiration for these pumpkins came directly from Rifle Paper Co. I pulled these images down below from Pinterest and went to work on my little pumpkins. Can I just mention that I obsess over everything Rifle Paper Co. If you don't already know who this company is, it's a stationery brand that has the dreamiest floral prints. Just look at those samples down below.. so dreamy, right?
These Rifle Paper Co. inspired pumpkins were so easy to make. I picked up five pumpkins at the grocery store and decided I only wanted to paint three of them because I though they would look better when displayed all together. I did a little research on Pinterest and when I found these three samples down below, I decided to paint one robin's egg blue, keep one white, and paint the other a pale pink. The only tools needed to create these babies were mini white pumpkins, paint, a pencil to sketch your design on your pumpkins, and a set of brushes. Before I began, I stopped by the art store to pick up some paint and brushes. Once there I pulled up my samples and decided on getting my paint in the following colors: robin's egg blue, pink, white, sage green, forest green, gold, and lavender. I also opted for fine tip brushes to paint all the details with ease.
If you're decorating pumpkins this weekend with family or friends, try painting your pumpkins instead of carving them. The possibilities are endless when it comes to decorating these pretty little things. I think my favorite of the three that I made is the robin's egg blue one although, I really love how the simple white flowers on the pale pink pumpkin look too. Which Rifle Paper Co. inspired pumpkin is your favorite? Let me know in the comments down below.
Thank you for taking a moment of your day to stop by. Wishing you a wonderful holiday weekend ahead,