Sunday, October 10, 2010

Pumpkin Topiaries and Jack O Lanterns!

I was so impressed with Amanda from Imperfectlybeautiful



and her topiaries that I knew I needed to try my hand with some. So, what do you think of my interpretation?





I started off doing the polka dots and black stripes and it just didn't seem finished. My husband suggested using silver paint to make then stand out. So, I took metallic silver paint and added silver stripes and outlined the polka dots with silver and added a few silver dots. I think that is what they needed. Thank you honey! For the first smaller pumpkin I took stickers of bats and then spray painted the pumpkin black. I then took the stickers off and used a metallic pen and colored in the bats silver. For the other small pumpkin I put spider stickers and traced them then colored in the spiders black and outlined them in silver.



I found 2 green Christmas garlands at a garage sale and decided to paint them black and then I added some purple lights to them. I'll have to get a picture at night for you!



This wonderful window screen was found at a garage sale and I thought the wall could use a happy face to greet my visitors!



This silly guy on my door was done by an artist in Des Moines named Peri of Out of my Mind Designs!



I painted those pumpkins you see black and added some orange striped bows. So there is my festive front porch to greet all the Trick or Treaters come Halloween night. Actually we are having our Beggars Night on Friday the 29th. Isn't that crazy? The city changed it because it is ISU homecoming and they didn't want kids out while the football game was going on! Please tell me we aren't the only city that changes the rules for Halloween?

Oh well, it is still my favorite holiday! Can you tell?

Happy Sunday to you all! Now off to get ready for my son's football game and prep my yelling voice!

26 comments:

The Wife said...

Love the decorations.

Polly said...

So creative and cute Megan!!!

Annesphamily said...

I love that black and white theme! I thought pink pumpkins were wild, this is amazing and so cool. Thanks for sharing and that smiley pumpkin face is totally awesome! Anne

missy said...

I love the silver!!! I think they look AWESOME!! And I think I need to come garage sale~ing with you!! Very cute screen picture!!

Red Couch Recipes said...

Meg, your porch is amazing! Love the painted pumpkins. You have to love a husband who gives craft advise. Did you free-hand the screen -- the pumpkins are so cute? Joni

Mandi said...

Oooh I love the black and white. Great idea, girlfriend.

Farmgirl Paints said...

You go girl. Funky...I love it!

Lei said...

I love it! So eclectic and fun!!! Thanks for sasying hi, it is so nice to meet you. :)

Kim said...

You are so creative. Love your out of the box view of the world. The black and white spin is killer.

oldblackcatboo said...

Hey Thanks for stopping by my blog!
And Thanks for becoming a Follower!
I LOVE these pumpkins! White, Black and Silver are my Favorites colors! What a great idea, your porch looks great!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Love your polka dotted and striped pumpkins! Way too cute. Thanks for coming by my blog. I'm happy to have found yours.

Julie Johnson said...

They are fabulous. Love your touches!

Diana Mieczan said...

Ohh how sweet...So creative and wonderful:)...I need to paint my pumpkins too:)
Happy Monday,sweetie

Anna M said...

That is a door I would be running to trick or treat at. Thanks for stopping at my blog and commenting. Can't wait to see more of your style and Halloween!

Michelle said...

I love that screen door pumpkin art! I love it all actually, I want a pumpkin like you have on your door for mine, where did you find it/did you make it????

Michelle said...

Oh, I guess I should read the text not just drool over the pictures, I see you said where you got it!

nat2377 said...

Megan-
Great job. I love your fall decor projects! Thanks for your nice comment.
Natalie

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

What a fabulous fall porch! So unique!

SmartBear said...

So cute! I love how you painted the garland, I will bet it looks way cool with the purple lights!
happy Monday!
Best,
Tina

Melissa said...

What a fun blog! Love the black/white, silver pumpkins - so cool! Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hello :).

Stephanie said...

I like it!!

The Soladay Family said...

Great minds do think alike! Love it!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Your porch looks FAB! You did a great job. Love that black garland!

~Amanda

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

What a happy entry! Everyone is sure to have a smile as they walk to your door.

Twinpossible said...

Wow, I'm so very jealous of your insanely talented, decorating skills! You made your home and entry, just gorgeous!

New follower here. Oh and you almost made me cry down my leg, reading that little ditty there. VERY funny!!

xoxo Shelly

superpaige said...

So CUTE!!!

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