Creations, Ho Ho Holiday Pumpkins!


Don’t toss those pumpkins away!

I know a lot of people start holiday decorating

as soon as Thanksgiving is over,

it’s out with the Fall and in with all things Merry!

But don’t toss those Fall pumpkins,

they can really be fun to transform!

You can dress them up with ribbons and hats,

paint them, make them look like ornaments…

and stack them into snowmen!

Last weekend the weather was mild

so I decided to spray paint my pumpkins

and create some outdoor kitchen decor

A little paint,

a little imagination,

a Ho Ho Ho board from several years ago…

and the fireplace is full of holiday cheer!

The brown pumpkin wanted to be a reindeer…

I used 2 berry picks for his antlers and secured them with hot glue

I added excelsior for a “top knot” {and to cover the glue :)}

I tried adding a sparkly red nose ornament,

but it kept falling off so I gave up gave him a painted nose

Note: I didn’t want to poke holes in the pumpkin for his antlers or nose because I want him to last until Christmas, but for decorations that don’t need longevity, decorations can easily be secured in the pumpkin flesh

I tied a candy cane ribbon on the silver bumpy pumpkin

A striped knit stocking was tucked over the stem

of the white pumpkin for his hat

Santa has large rosy cheeks and a red nose,

black smiling eyes and

his beard is accented with black painted swirls

I painted some colored dots on the silver warty pumpkin

and declared it an oversized ornament!

A large pumpkin was painted white and became a snowman

He’s sporting a bucket hat and has a coal dot grin from cheek to cheek

He didn’t like sitting by the hot fire

so he jumped up to be near his friends on the mantel

If you are doing any holiday decorating this weekend,

I hope it’s full of Ho Ho Holiday Cheer!

Merry Holiday Signs tutorial here

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

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Between Naps on the Porch,  Celebrate Your Story,

All About Home/ Common Ground Follow the Yellow Brick Home

 Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl Turn About Tuesday 

 Full Plate Thursday  Centerpiece Wednesday  Creatively Crafty

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30 Responses to “Creations, Ho Ho Holiday Pumpkins!”
  1. Jenna, once again your creativity makes me smile. What cute Ho Ho Holiday Pumpkins. This would be a great project for EM. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  2. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, I love this idea! Those pumpkins are precious especially the reindeer one. I hope you and your family have a Happy thanksgiving!

  3. Love these ideas! I have a big pumpkin that needs a new identity!

  4. Martha says:

    What a fantastic idea! You amaze me Jenna!

  5. A Southern woman with spray paint in her hand this time of year is downright magical. I tried the pumpkin/snowman one year and decided to glue peppermint candy on him for “buttons.” He sat on my front porch in South Alabama for about 3 days before humidity and insects made him drippy, sticky and creepy! I like your ideas much better! Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Nancy says:

    You just made my day! These are ALL adorable!
    Such wonderful creativity! Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving with a Ho! Ho! Ho!

  7. Mary says:

    Just adorable Jenna! Your paintbrush and creativity never cease to amaze me and make me smile! Happy Thanksgiving to you ♥

  8. Allyson says:

    Oh my goodness, your pumpkins are super duper cute! I’m loving those “antlers” lol.

  9. Sandra Magle says:

    Too much fun…I made our pumpkins into pies…but I wish I had saved just one…LOL. This is so cute…and creative—you must have had a lot of fun with this! Hugs, Sandi

  10. Totally cute as can be. I see a jazzy snowman pumpkin in my future!

  11. diane in northern wis says:

    What GREAT ideas you have! I love the pictures of all your pumpkin makeovers! Wonderful.

  12. Cyndi Raines says:

    You are so creative, they all are really cute. I just take mine out to the woods for the deer and other animals, ha! Blessings to you and your family, hoping you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving. 🍂🍊

  13. lghiggins says:

    Great ideas!

  14. Sarah Anderson says:

    Jenna, your creativity is endless! Each of your ideas is a great way to recycle the pumpkins. I think the snowmen are my favs! I tossed my pumpkins in the compost recycle bins, but will remember this for next year. Sharing with my little nieces too!

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