Tuesday Ten: Pretty Pretty Pumpkins

Later this month, I will be throwing a pumpkin decorating party! Emphasis on “decorating.” Instead of intensive carving, I am inviting my guests to embellish their pumpkins using unlikely materials such as rhinestones, spray paint and even lace. I’m planning on picking up plenty of craft supplies for guests to get creative with during the party. Below are 10 fresh takes on traditional pumpkin décor that will be inspiring my craft supply shopping list… Enjoy!

1. Glitter {add some sparkle to your spook a la Martha Stewart}


2. Lace {pull over a large lacy stocking for instant glamour}


3. Stenciled {place a doily onto your pumpkin and paint away}


4. Rhinestone {bejewel your pumpkin using glue and a little creativity}


5. Tacked {pin your pumpkin–and no, I don’t mean with Pinterest}


6. Tied Up {wrap it up with ribbons and garlands}


7. Blackboard {chalk it up using this simple diy chalk paint recipe}


8. Hardware {wind some wire and hammer your grommets to pumpkin perfection}


9. Puff-painted {henna your pumpkins using dimensional paint}


10. Carved-by-color {check out these carve-by-color templates for instant chic}


Which pumpkin is your favorite?

If you give any of these a try, upload a photo to your LaurenConrad.com profile page for a chance to have your pumpkin featured in a Member Spotlight post! Click here to learn how to upload and submit photos.

XO Lauren

Photos: MarthaStewart, BetterHomes&Gardens, BetterHomes&Gardens, TheFinerThings, GordonGossip, TheAutocrat, Curbly, AlisaBurke, MarthaStewart
Categories: Craft, Decorate, Halloween, Tuesday Ten
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  • Cristina Zorc

    The glitter, the rhinestone and the tacked are wonderful! Really nice ideas (: xoxo Christine.

  • Melissa Panici

    I really like the Lace pumpkin!! So beautiful:)

  • Emma Fowden

    The lace and Diamante ones- im going to do a mixture of both for my room :)

  • Cherie LaFlamme

    Lace and rhinestone pumpkins?! Now you’re speaking my language!

    – Cher


  • Lauren Hoffman

    LOVE the lace one! Heck, they’re all fab!

    And when you’re done painting your pumpkin, paint your nails to match for the fall! Check out the low down on nail looks for fall here: http://eyeblinkfashion.wordpress.com/2011/10/18/five-fab-fall-polishes/


  • Tanya Baird

    I love the lace, tacked, and glitter! : )

  • Rachel Civ

    I looove the blackboard pumpkin! And the lace one. Really cute idea, maybe I’ll try one of this!

  • Michela Garau

    I love Glitter, Lace and Blackboard

  • Brittani Baird

    I love all of them and think that mixmatching the different ones using a similar color scheme would make a gorgeous fall decoration inside or out!!!

  • Alexandra Lemley

    Lace & tack pumpkins are divine! Love!

  • Miranda Dunham

    My favorite is definitely the lace pumpkin!!! <3 love all the ideas though!!

  • Alba Cuci

    I love the glitter, tied up and blackboard! They are all very unique ideas!

  • Jennifer Bennett

    I love the Laced and Carved ones! They look so pretty!

  • Georgina Hopkin

    Wow i wish we had oumpkins all year round just so i can always have these decorations! I might try the carved-by-colour pumpkin instead of the usual scary face carving :)

  • Rocio Rodriguez

    Puff Painted, Carved-by-Color, Tacked!! They’re all beautiful. Makes me feel festive :)

  • Finn


  • Morgan Pody

    the glitter one is the one i’ll probably do! :) that’s my favorite

  • Renos Fy

    I really like the Lace pumpkin!! So beautiful:)


  • Monica Cunha

    I love this ideas for the pumpkins! Especially the lace one! I am Thinking of having a halloween party, but in Portugal that is not a celebration, it is more like foreign motive to have a party and dress up in black!

    But this pumpkins are defenitly a inspiration…!

  • Anna Gorbacheva

    My fav is number 10!!

  • Dominika Pojtingerova

    I like the lace:)

  • Kirsty North

    I will definitely be trying out the glitter and lace decorations in time for Halloween. They both look so pretty.

  • Kerstin Giannini

    Love the puff paint, carved by color & the rhinestone :)

  • Michelle Wong

    I LOVE THE LAST ONE! that is such a good idea

  • Roya walizadah

    Awww I love them all! Wish I had some more time to do it )):! Grrr

  • Julie Rico

    I love the Tacked pumpkins! Definitely going to try them:)

  • Amanda Kretchmer

    I love the glitter and alce ones. Amazing! So Pretty.

  • Andrea Quintana Lopez

    The lace and tacked ones are so perfect!! <3 and the blackboard is also great!!

  • Christine Indelicato

    Yep, definitely the lace and tack for me:)

  • beatrice bazzoni

    I love the lace one!!!amazing!!!

  • Emily Hanson

    I love the glitter and stencil ones the best!!

  • Shellz

    omg these are amazing!


  • Lindsay Advincula

    The lace ones are my favorite! I have to try that!

  • Kimberly

    I like the glitter and the lace!

  • Crystal Rainville

    I am so blown away by all of these! Martha Stewart watch out, here comes Lauren Conrad! Her tweets are WAY more interesting anyway…:-)

  • Mariah Richards

    the lace one is SO fantastic and easy and great for last years tights that may have a hole in them…yay!

  • natalia maslyak

    Carved-by-Color is amazing!!!!

  • Danielle Gray

    I love all theses amazing pumpkins! 😀

  • Holly Byrd

    Lauren~ i can’t choose just ONE favorite, i LOVE them ALL! From the glitter, lace, tacked and puffed paint i am dying too try them all! i wish i could come to your pumpkin painting party! One of my best friends and I would get together EVERY year to paint pumpkins or make decorations. Halloween is my Favorite time of the year!!! Me and my Sadie bug (puppy) went to the pumpkin patch today to pick pumpkins. i got two large ones and three small. i normally paint them with black , white or orange,small circles and tie orange and black satin bows around the stem. it is so cute and such a treat to give that special trick -or-treater that comes on halloween. i’ll try and post pics when im finished painting them. Hope YOU read this Lauren because i LOVE all ur brilliant ideas and designs! Happy Halloween everyone! xoxo

  • Jennifer Sellen

    omg all of these are awesome… but i guess my favorite is the lace one. NO wait the rhinestone ones… NO wait the carved-by-color ones… LOL

  • Zia Rue

    I looove the Carved-by-color one it’s amazing <3

  • ilovemakeup5

    The lace, tacked, and hardware pumpkins are so unique! I have never seen any of those before! Now I need to find myself a pumpkin to decorate…

  • Kelly

    they are all soooo cute! i kind of want to go buy 15 pumpkins and make each and everyone of them!

  • Megan Babin

    The last pumpkin is so beautiful..love all the ideas, but that one is my favorite!!

  • Jane Finucane

    LOVE the lace one, who would of thought of a lace stocking!!!! Going to have to try that one!

  • Catie Bell

    I love the lace one and the chalk ones! So cute :)

  • Dannielle Sumter

    I have a lot of favorites! These are so cute! The lace one is my top fav!

  • Rebecca Kelsey Sampson

    So gorgeous! I really love the chalk paint pumpkins.

    Kindness is the best accessory,

  • Monica Castillo

    Love that party idea!!! I’m all over that lace pumpkin!! just gotta add some pearls :)

  • kiki16

    I really love the lace pumpkin!!! :)

  • Maggie Morgan

    I have a tie between the lace, glitter or the black borad. There all so creative and pretty.

  • sari meester

    They’re all soo cute,i can’t even decide which one i like the most.. :))

  • Alexx Bukovac

    I love the Carved-by-colour, the puff-painted, tacked, lace and glitter pumpkins are so adorable! Great idea Lauren!

  • I love the Carved-by-colour pumpkins. The look so nice.

  • carena klerkx

    they all look beautiful! very nice party material for a halloween party!


  • Leah G.

    Wow, I loved this post Lauren. Who knew there were so many creative ways to decorate your pumpkin. There are so many, I don’t know which one I like best. I really like the “”Glitter”” and “”Tacked”” pumpkins :)

  • Kimmy S

    Such cute ideas! I’m DEF trying the lace one–it’s so easy! I also might be doing a mustache pumpkin this year : )

  • Toni Collings

    Wow I love these, what cute ideas!! Definitely going to be trying some of these!!

  • Karie Obremski

    Wow, the lace and rhinestone pumpkins are absolutely percious! I love them so much.

  • Katie Reeder

    I think the lace is my favorite because it’s super easy and I LOVE lace :)

  • Maureen Feltz

    Love these cute ideas! A pumpkin party sounds like a great seasonal get-together to have with your girlfriends! Thanks, Lauren! :)

  • Isa Reynoso

    the carved-by-color pumpkins are so pretty! but I think I’ll enjoy the puff-painted ones! too bad we don’t have pumpkins here. A pumpkin patch is really a great sight I have witnessed (from 4 years ago) :)

  • DancesWithHooves

    WOW! These are all fantastic ideas! I was admiring some ideas from Martha Stewart (it made me grin to see you listed a few here!), but that lace pumpkin took my breath away – GORGEOUS!

  • Ali Peterson

    http://www.laurenconrad.com/photos/list/29377/2679/1 this was my best attempt at using black tights. burgular pumpkin!

  • mrsellieroop

    I absolutely love the lace, glitter, and carved-by-color pumpkins! So pretty!


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