Mark and I seem to have increasingly busy schedules this fall and even though I’ve wanted to carve up a cute pumpkin for some festive decor, we just haven’t had the time. While visiting my brother and soon-to-be-sister-in-law a few weekends ago, I noticed their adorable fall decor. Madeline had decorated a pumpkin with little dots of puffy paint to spell out the word “fall”. It was a simple yet cute decoration that really caught my eye.
Along those lines, I was thinking about ways to easily decorate a pumpkin that wouldn’t take a lot of time and wouldn’t make a royal mess. When you were a kid, did you ever decorate oranges with cloves around Christmas time? It’s easy to do and smells amazing. I decided to try Madeline’s idea but use cloves instead of puffy paint.
First I took a damp cloth and wiped down the pumpkin to get off any extra dirt.
Then I used a pencil point to outline a cursive “P” (for our last name) to use as a guide. I found it difficult to push the cloves in at first without breaking them. I looked around the house and found that a Phillips screwdriver point makes the perfect indentation to insert the cloves.
I continued and made indentations following the lines that I drew earlier until I finished making the “P”.
And voila! An easy pumpkin decoration that is easy, clean, and has an added bonus of smelling great.