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Designer Mini Pumpkins Without Painting

There's no need to paint your mini pumpkins anymore.  Why not cover them with balloons.  Very inexpensive and so easy to use and then discard when you want  to change the color.
                         
                       

 I am loving the damask pumpkin. You can find the damask balloons at Party City



I am using 12 inch balloons.  I cut the tips of them off , so they will be easy to stretch.
Think of trying to stretch some spanx garments to stretch and  get into.  I start at the top of the pumpkin with the stem.  I stretch the balloon over the pumpkin. You need to work with the balloon a bit to get it to stretch.
Once the balloon covers the pumpkin, I make a tiny hole where the stem is and work the opening down over the stem.  If the stem is quite tall, you might need to break the stem off and then once the pumpkin is covered by the balloon, you can glue the stem back on.
There are  lots of different colored balloons and patterns, so you can create some fun looks to match your decor.
  I have set a Halloween table with black and white and I am using the damask pumpkins for each plate setting.
Purple balloon covered pumpkins with some glitter strips from the dollar store.
I added a blue flower clip to the pretty blue pumpkin design.
Endless possibilities.  I used pink balloons for my Day Of The Dead Tablescape.
The pumpkins below, I added a few spiders and then some fall leaves.


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31 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tips. The pumpkins are great.
    Marilyn

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  2. This is such a CUTE and unique idea! Thanks so very much for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Lynn. It saves time when you don't have to paint them.

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  3. OMG, this is genius!!! Where did you get the balloons? LOVE the black and white ones!!!

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    1. Thank you Pinky. I found the black and white damask balloons at Party City.
      Damask Balloons

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  4. Beautiful idea, how clever to use balloons to decorate the pumpkins. Love the damask pumpkins.

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    1. Thanks Cheri...The black and white damask are my favorite too.

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  5. I can't get over how cute these are Linda! Damask balloons! Who knew :)
    Jenna

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  6. Your pumpkins are fabulous, Linda! And to think they're covered with balloons! Terrific idea! I've never seen damask balloons but I will be checking Party City out! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. Very clever, Linda! I love the black and white. ♥

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  8. Wow Linda, what a clever idea!!! I've never knew you could do that with a balloon!

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  9. How sweet are those, Linda!?!! Love the idea and how clever! Hope you have a great week. xo Diana

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  10. Fabulous idea! You are so creative! Dianne

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  11. This is one of the cutest ideas I've seen this fall, Linda! I'm definitely going to do some pumpkin decorating! Thank you.

    Jane

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  12. Fantastic post Linda! Thank you for sharing this great idea!

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  13. Such a cute idea, dear Linda! Thank you for sharing!
    Happy week to you,
    much love and hugs and blessings, Claudia xo

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  14. Hi Linda, what a great project using balloons. They all look painted!! Love the black and white! Thank you for sharing this idea. Have a good week!! Hugs🎃

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  15. The pumpkins are fabulous, Linda♥

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  16. Oh wow! The damask one is so stunning! I just want to reach out and touch these! Such a fun idea.

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  17. They're beautiful! Such a clever way to decorate pumpkins.

    xo
    Pat

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  18. This is genius! Thank you so much, my Thanksgiving table is going to have lots of designer pumpkins. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great week.

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  19. How fun! Thank you for sharing such a creative pumpkin decorating idea on Monday Social!

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  20. Linda,
    Using balloons to cover pumpkins is pure genius! Thank you for sharing your creativity at Monday Social.

    Judith

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  21. That is such a great project Linda! Happy Halloween...

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  22. What a creative and clever idea! I love the black and white.

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  23. Now aren't you smart? I love the way the pumpkins turned out.

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  24. Such beautiful and unique pumpkins! I love it Linda :)

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  25. I love this idea to use balloons, Linda! So many possibilities with it. Pretty pumpkins!

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