Friday, September 9, 2011

Monogrammed Pumpkin {“Pin”spiration}

My “Fall and Halloween” board on Pinterest is filled to the brim with so many gorgeous and inspiring ideas!  Although I would LOVE to duplicate them all, I don’t have the time, money, and quite frankly….the motivation!  I need quick and easy these days {with a grumpy and teething 10 month old and all}.
I have seen several cute pumpkin makeovers on Pinterest!  Take a look at these beauties:

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I love ‘em all!  So I wanted to make my own!  I really love the simplicity and stylishness of the nailhead pumpkins!  And I love monograms! 
So I made a monogrammed nailhead pumpkin!


I got the pumpkin at Walmart for $4.  It’s fake and kinda foamy-ish {yeah, I make up my own words.  It’s my blog.  I can do that!}.  I also got the pack of nail heads there for 88 cents.  I already had the spray paint on hand.

The pumpkin started out orange {obviously}.  I don’t have a before picture.  Horrible blogger.  Sorry.

I taped off the stem and took it outside and spray painted it using Krylon’s Satin Nickel.  I then printed a large W {for our last name} off the computer.  I held it up on the pumpkin where I wanted it and started inserting the nail heads.


My original idea was to put all the nail heads in, then just rip the paper off {thinking that the nail heads would stay in place}.  Well, that didn’t happen.  The nail heads popped out.  That was ok though.  I just put them right back in.  It was easy since the holes were already marked in the pumpkin.




I love it!  Simple, quick, cute, elegant.  I love that it isn’t bright orange and doesn’t scream PUMPKIN & FALL {although there is nothing wrong with that and I have some plans for some orange pumpkins}!

This took me all of about 15 minutes!  Even better!

Have you found any Fall and/or Halloween inspiration on Pinterest?  Are you just “pinning” or are you going to actually tackle some of those projects? 

Have a great Friday!
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I am linking up to many of these great parties:

M: DIY Showoff Project Parade, Metamorphosis Monday, Made by You Mondays, Just Something I Whipped Up, Today’s Creative Blog, Making Monday Marvelous

T: Get Your Craft On, Tip Junkie, Home Stories A to Z

W: Passionately Artistic, Twin Dragonfly Designs, Creative Spark @ Clean & Scentsible

Th: Just A Girl, Gluesticks, House of Hepworths

F: Sassy Sites, I’m Lovin’ It, Remodelaholic’s Anonymous, Frugal Friday, Friday Fun Finds, Feature Yourself Friday, Pity Party, Weekend Wrap-Up, Weekend Bloggy Reading

S:  I Heart Naptime, Be Different, Act Normal, A Little Lovely,

Su:  Under The Table & Dreaming, Remodelaholic

Other:  Fall Frenzy


  1. I love decorated pumpkins. I picked some up on clearance at Michael's at the end of fall last year and I'm STILL trying to decide what to do with them. I'm thinking at least one glitter pumpkin :)
    I love how yours turned out! And what an easy project, too!

  2. I love that you've taken all the different ideas and made it your own! Awesome!


  3. Hey, that's a great idea and a very special pumpkin look for this fall! Nice job :D

    Visiting from Tatertots and Jello Linky Party,
    Smiles, Suzanne in NW Illinois

  4. That looks awesome! Really stylish and so easy to do.

  5. LOVE IT! I'm pinning it and I'm totally making one.


  6. Love it!! Probably because I'm a "W" too!! And I love your inspirations!! Off to pin them!!

  7. What a great post! I have pinned a few of those same images too but haven't attempted to make anything yet. Good on you for making something!

    If you have 5 minutes to spare I would love it if you could pop by and visit my blog. I am hosting my weekly Pinterest party and would be so thrilled if you could link this up! I have also created a Pinning Bloggers Master List that you might be interested in joining as well!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

  8. So pretty! I don't do much fall decorating living in Hawaii, but this might be worth an exception. Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. SO Pretty! And a great idea... I have a 6 month old and was wondering how I'd manage pumpkins this year!!

    Keep Creating!
    Angie @ Artsy You

  10. This pumpkin is amazing!! Its so chic!! I just love it!! Thank you so much for stopping by the Blue Robin Cottage and for your very sweet compliments! You have such a cute blog!

  11. I'm definitely making one of these! Love it!!

  12. Love your pumpkin--shared it on my FB page! :)

  13. Wow so cute! I love these pumpkins... except for the one with the horrifying spider lol...

    Please feel free to link up your pumpkins to my Make Yourself Monday Blog Hop!

    For Love of Cupcakes

  14. I am obsessed with monograms! I love that idea and many of the others you shared!!

  15. Shut the front door! This looks so professional & amazing. I'll be sure to give it a try {and hope it turns out half as good as your!{.

    Warmly, MIchelle

  16. What a great idea! I love your monogram. Thanks for all the great inspiration pics too! I can't decide what pumpkin to make!

  17. Okay ... wow. Totally LOVE your monogrammed, monochromatic pumpkin! *Swoon*

  18. Great lookin pumpkins! I have some around here that you have inspired me to add to!

  19. I love the elegant pumpkins I keep seeing everywhere! I have a few of those on my pinterest but will be adding the others now. thank you! so fun, new follower!


  20. I spied a few of these lovelies on Houzz as well-- love them! You make it sound so simple, I'll have to give it try. :)
    Visiting from Beth's Tutes and Tips.
    Heidi @ Show some Decor

  21. I LOVE this! We don't really carve our pumpkins, so this is a great alternative, and the lace! Wow..what an idea. :)

  22. This is so cute! I have been seeing all these pictures on pinterest too and I love the way your pumpkin turned out!! I would love it if you would link it up to my Ta-Da Tuesday link party!!

    xoxo, Ashley J

  23. I love the monogram! I'm inspired to make one for my home this year! I wanted to let you know I featured your pumpkin in my pumpkin round up this week. Thanks for the inspiration :)

  24. It's beautiful! I love the colors.
    I'll be featuring this on my blog tomorrow for Three Things Thursday! I hope you'll stop by, check it out, and grab a featured button if you like.


  25. This is a very cute idea!

    Mankind's Fascination with Self-Expression

  26. Your pumpkin was a super cute idea! I am going to create one for my house also! Thanks for the inspiration!

  27. This is super-cute. Going to do this... soon! :)
    Saw the same foamy pumpkins at Michael's. And it's so a word!
    ~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking A Mother Seeking... My City Backyard Garden

  28. I seriously love this! I've never seen one with nailhead before. I need to get crackin on my fall decorating!

  29. Very nice, sophisticated pumpkins! Nice job!

  30. I love all of the fun pumpkins you posted but am going to have to copy the monogrammed one. Especially because my last name is a "W" too and I love the way it looks!

    Erica from Feasting on Life

  31. Cute idea! Thanks for the inspiration.

  32. Hey, I hope you don't mind, I'm posting about you and linking it back to your site on my blog :)

  33. I love everything about this pumpkin! I think I'm going to do this, too. Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea!

  34. i love your pumpkin! i saw it on pinterest and repinned it :) and i'm so glad you joined the Fall Frenzy party....because i'm totally featuring this tomorrow! :)
    happy crafting,

  35. Hi Amy,

    Love this project. I featured it on my blog today

    Hope you have a lovely fall weekend!

  36. LOVE the monogram! I just posted a pic of the same concept but the chevron pattern! Check it out

  37. Hello! I, too, liked your pumpkin so much I blogged about it: Thank you for writing this tutorial! --Brett from I Dream of France

  38. I love your blog. I like your pumpkin, too. Bring some Halloween chocolates and cookies to make your night delicious also.

  39. Hello my name is Gen,

    I publish a free online magazine that features bloggers such as yourself who contribute recipes, decor, crafts etc. I'd love to feature your post and your blog in the upcoming Summer Issue. As a thank you all contributors to the magazine get a live link back to their blogs in the magazine. If this is something you'd be interested in participating in, please email me and let me know. All i need to proceed is your okay to use your photos and post and a link back to your blog so our readers can find you. Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from


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