Taffy Colored Pumpkins

October 23, 2017
Hello friends!
I have been gone for a bit, but I have returned  refreshed, renewed, revitalized and recharged-Fall does that to me, how about you?
I have a new lease on life and I'd like to share the joy of it all with you.
Thank you for welcoming me into your lives where we are able to chat and exchange ideas.
You know I really do believe that we can be anything we want to be at any age, we just have to go out and embrace it all. Not to say there won't be hurdles, but anything worth doing is going to have bumps along the way.
Thank you too for your sweetness in your emails, I loved, loved hearing from you and  I missed you too!

decorating, pumpkin, gourds Jemma

During the course of the last few months the garden was a little neglected. One of our wee pumpkins was budding out ever so slowly and was going to be a little late for Halloween
cheer. But my motto is never let a pumpkin go to waste (especially homegrown!)
If it can't be turned into a carriage, well how about a taffy colored planter for some pansies.

Jemma, decorating, Fall

Many of us grew up in a world where pumpkins were one color.
Some of you may remember that world and it was great, however...we have options now!
I bet my Mom would have thought that it was neat that pumpkins could be pink.

How to paint a pumpkin for Halloween, Jemma

Since I have been feeling a little adventurous in my crafting style of late, and moving away from my comfort zone.
I decided to take some homegrown pumpkins and gourds and turn them into taffy colored Fall décor as well as a planter.
This project is simple, inexpensive, easy and can be done with any color of paint for any style of décor. If you'd like to jazz it up a bit add a stencil, rhinestones or ribbon. The sky is the limit.

blue, pumpkin, Fall,

Simply take a real or faux pumpkin, cut a hole in the top of the pumpkin large enough to accommodate the size of the plant you will be using. Remove seeds from real pumpkin, spray paint and tuck the little pot inside.

Decorat with pastels for Fall

Well, since the spray painting turned out, I took another daring step along with a big gulp and headed for the Master bedroom. I decorated our little grey Secretary desk in the master bedroom with these glorious shades of taffy hued gourds and the pumpkin planter.
Trust me, I am not adventurous in decorating-I am always afraid of making a mistake.

pumpkin, carnations, gourds, secretary desk

So, with some spray paint a pumpkin transformation was born!
I began with blue, then pink and for adding glitz and glam I added some gold.
I really didn't take it all too seriously because it was pumpkin fun.
I approached the entire project similar to tie dying.

glitter, pastels, fall

I meant to add glitter...because it is true it does make me happy!


But instead of adding it to the pumpkin I added it here!
We have a little miss who will be turning one very soon...

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  1. These came out so darling! I love all the new pumpkin colors out there this year! Such a cute idea to DIY! Just beautiful & fun!

    1. Good Morning Laura!
      Fall is in the air even in North Texas:) Love a can of spray paint or two.
      This is DIY easy for certain.

  2. Welcome back, Jemma. Your pumpkins do look like tie-dyed taffy! I hope you enjoy fall now that it's finally arrived in No TX. Have a great week.

    1. Hi Rita,
      Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness.
      I guess we all can never go to wrong with spray paint!

  3. These are sweet Jemma and add lots of cheerful color. I like the idea of adding flowers to a carved out pumpkin. Been meaning to for a couple years but i never get the time. Your flowers look so pretty, maybe this will be my year to do it. No promises lol...those hurdles....grrr! They keep getting in my way too, Lol!!! Have a lovely week, so glad you are back!

    1. Dear Linda,
      What a joy to have you visit. We really do need to meet up in the middle! I know these hurdles we run into and I am thinking of you and sending hugs and love.
      Thank you!!

  4. Very pretty! I always say there are no mistakes in decorating. I wondered where you were and asked Stacey last week.

    1. Hey Brenda,
      Great to hear from a sweet blogging friend. I have been lost in transition. Thanks for welcoming me back, you are so kind!

  5. How pretty! I love the colors and the whimsy of it. Glad to see you pop up in my feed today. I hope you have been doing something fabulous!

    1. Hello Kim!
      Great to be back and looking forward to catching up with sweet friends like you!
      I have had some fun adventures this Summer and I am looking forward to sharing them:)

  6. Autumn really is the best season, it feels like a fresh start. I like the colored pumpkins, they are fun.

    1. Hello Amalia,
      I love Autumn too, the change of Season is so welcome and in Texas we finally get a reprieve from the dreadful heat. Lovely to hear from you!

  7. Hi Jemma, Love how your taffy colored pumpkins turned out. They are just gorgeous and softly refreshing. Love this time of year too and it does give us a spring in our step and new start to make it to the end of the year. Great to see you and wishing you a beautiful fall season my Texas friend. xoxo

    1. Hi Celestina!
      Great to be back and join in with the talent, inspiration and genuine kindness of you!

  8. There you are, beautiful friend. I love your taffy pumpkins. They're so creative! The pink and blue and gold looks pretty swirled together, and they look great on your grey desk. I'm glad you feel rested and renewed, and it was good seeing a post from you again.

    love, ~Sheri

    .......glitter makes me happy too. ; )

    1. Hi My Friend!
      Oh a world without glitter would just be so dreadful...thankyou!

  9. Hello sweet Jemma. Glad to see your post pop up today. Love your sweet and creative pumpkins. Just make me smile. Happy New Week.

    1. Kris!
      Wonderful to have your drop by for a visit. So looking forward to catching up with you. I am certain that you have been very busy!

  10. Oh Jemma, they are SO pretty! I love the pink and blue together. And most of all I'm thrilled you are back on blog again because this is definitely one o fmy happy places to visit! They look wonderful on the desk too!

  11. Hi Jemma, I just love your creativity. Your posts always put a smile on my face. Have a Happy Halloween! Joan-MyCookieClinic

    1. Joan,
      Thanks for your upbeat visit and of course your wonderful cookie tutorials too!
      Great to hear from you:)

  12. So glad your back. Love your pretty colored pumpkins. I also love Fall, but for some reason SO CA didn't get the message. We are having temps over 100 degrees. So I'm in the house with the A/C on, even the dogs won't go out for very long.

    Welcome back.

    1. Thank you Mary, lovely to hear from you. I have missed you and your gardening tips!

  13. The pumpkin's look great, as does the Kennedy sign

  14. So nice to see you in my email again! Those are some fun, funky pumpkins! I decided not to buy pumpkins this year because I am tired of the orange :-)

    1. Hehe! Yes, my break has enlightened me on the ways of color!
      Thank you!

  15. Good morning Jemma! These are really beautiful and I bet you had a blast making them! Enjoy the family activities to come; can you believe we're approaching all the holidays? How did your trip to L.A. go?

    1. I did have a blast and I am thinking that it is exactly how we are suppose to be living life, with a blast of fun wherever we can find it!

  16. What a fun idea! I’m glad to see you back :-)

  17. Welcome back Jemma.
    Your pumpkins look great and so colourful.

    Don't you just love this season ... I know I do.

    All the best Jan

    1. Thank you so much Jan! Great to be back and I am so enjoying catching up with everyone. Loved your recipe today too.
      I am attending a vegetarian cooking class this evening and hope to share some cooking tips soon.

  18. How pretty and I'm so happy to see a post from you!! :)


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