I have a quick and easy project to share. This is certainly not an original idea, I was inspired by the many pumpkin ideas that have been posted in blog land over the past few weeks. The best thing about this project is that I didn’t spend a dime. I had everything that I needed stored away in my craft closet.


I started by spray painting a faux pumpkin. I then used rub on scrapbook letters to spell out BOO.

I scratched my beautiful spray paint job and had to touch it up with white out. I discovered that trying to spray paint a Q-tip and then applying the paint to the pumpkin doesn’t work. The scratched area got bigger instead of smaller. White out to the rescue!

I tied some raffia and then a black and white checked ribbon to the stem. I used three sewing pins with black heads to hold the ribbon in place. The faux stem wasn’t long enough and the ribbon kept sliding off.

Done! Easy peasy and cute!


I have this displayed on my kitchen counter. It makes me smile every time I see it!



Be sure to visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday.


Also visit Kimba at A Soft Place to Land for Do It Yourself Day.


  1. I love the pumpkin! I also love your backsplash tile. It is just gorgeous.

  2. Love it. It looks great in its new home.

  3. Kristens Creations says:

    Very cute! Love your backsplash btw…

  4. Domestic Designer says:

    So Cute and easy! The best kind of project.

  5. michelle@somedaycrafts says:

    Simple yet beautiful and fun!

  6. michelle@somedaycrafts says:

    I am using a picture from this post to show how to decorate with candy corn. I think it is so cute. It is featured at Grab my “featured” button.

  7. Nice idea. Love your backsplash too!

  8. It would make me smile too!

    Love your harlequin backsplash!

  9. Cute cute cute!

  10. Confessions of a Plate Addict says:

    Hi Paula! Is that not the cutest thing! I wouldn’t have thought about painting the pumpkins! Thanks for the whiteout tip, too! I am also eyeing your pumpkin jar filled with candy corn! Cute! Hmmm…I saw those jars at Walmart…lol Happy week!…Debbie

  11. So adorable & my favorite kind of project — free! I love your tile!

  12. Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage says:

    Love your “new” pumpkin. It looks great!

  13. Phyllis@AROUND THE HOUSE says:

    I love the pumpkin, it looks wonderful on the counter and I love the black and white with it. Verly sofisticated with the backsplash. Love your blog and the pictures, I have a new blog, stop by for a visit, I would be thrilled, thanks for sharing…Phyllis

  14. Love your tranformation! Love the color white! Stop by for a visit sometime!

  15. That is adorable! Right up my alley for sure!

  16. Great job! But I must admit I could not take my eyes off your backsplash! I am a bit obessed with it in fact :-)!!!

  17. Very cute! Thanks for sharing how to create it..Christine

  18. Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda says:

    Super cute! 🙂 Love the vintage scale, too! ~Rhonda

  19. Shanty 2 Chic says:

    Love your pumpkin and vintage scale ~ TOO CUTE!!!!! ~ Ashley

  20. Love it!! VERY cute!!

  21. I love your pumpkin and scale, but I love yor tile more. Sooo pretty. I’m having a giveaway today. Stop by and enter if you get a chance.

  22. Really cute idea–I am not familiar with all of the scrapbook material…I need to do some browsing….but in my town all we have is a walmart and kmart for scrapbooking and I am not sure what they have?

  23. Bellamere Cottage says:

    ADORABLE….What a clever idea…

    I am CRAZY about your tile. We opted for formica….as I’ve said before our home is in a planned community and there were limited choices for counters (and everything else too)…granite is lovely, but I wanted all white tile, set on the diagonal with a big braided strip. They did offer tile, but no creativity involved, so we just took the standard and will do the tiling later…Yours couldn’t be prettier.


  24. Raise Them Up says:

    I have an old faded faux pumpkin that is just begging for this make-over. Thanks for the inspiration!


  25. Dresser Girl says:

    So cute!!

  26. Blondie's Journal says:

    Really cute, Paula!! So did you use the pins to keep the stem on??

    Like everyone else says, your backsplash is so nice!


  27. Love it!

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