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 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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.


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

    Like everyone else says, your backsplash is so nice!


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