Easy Painted Pumpkins : 2013 Halloween Decorations Ideas

This Halloween, create artistic pumpkins with paint, fun embellishments, and little (to no!) carving.
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For a rustic look, paint a plaid pattern on a pumpkin. Use various colors and stripe widths.

Create a litter of kittens with painted pumpkins.
First, coat each pumpkin with matte finish sealant to dull the waxy surface.
Paint the pumpkins different colors, applying two or three coats of paint (let the paint dry between coats). Draw a nose, mouth, and whiskers on each pumpkin with a black felt tip marker.
For the eyes, draw eye shape outlines and eyelashes using the marker.
Paint the inside of the eyes white, let dry, then paint green irises outlined in black.
Cut out ear shapes from crafts foam, and hot-glue them in place.

To get this patterned look, draw a template for your design (or create it on a computer).
Trace the design onto contact paper, and cut out the interior of the design using fine tip scissors.
Adhere the stencil to the pumpkin.
Using a lightly paint coated stencil brush, apply paint with a bouncing motion.
Carefully remove the stencil and repeat as desired.

Grab the paintbrushes and get crafty with these designs that use pumpkins as canvases.
The simple graphic motifs, inspired by country decor, are a treat to display all autumn long.

This witch has rhythm! Tall pumpkins set the stage for this soft shoe scenario.
All you need to keep in step is black paint, ribbon, and shallow carving.

The painted sinister spider dangling on its luminous web warns visitors to beware.
The lines of the web are carved just deep enough to let the glow of the candle shine through the pumpkin wall.

Chisel windows in a painted mansion and carve a moon behind.
Candlelight from inside the pumpkin will bring the haunted scene to life.

Paint a pumpkin your favorite color for a stylish approach to Halloween decorating. Sprinkle the wet paint with glitter to add some sparkle to the color.

For a pumpkin that spans from Halloween to Thanksgiving, try a leaf motif. Find different types of leaves, trace the shapes on the pumpkin, and paint.

Add color and texture to your pumpkins with graphic stripes.
First, paint the entire pumpkin black.
When dry, create a design by scraping off the black paint to reveal the orange pumpkin rind beneath.
To use the painted pumpkin as a vase, carve out a narrow hole in the center to fit an existing vase.
Insert vase into the hole, then add flowers.

When summer fades to autumn and songbirds start to fly south, a birdbath becomes a perfect perch for a pumpkin adorned with a macabre silhouette.
Choose any number of eerie shapes for your outdoor display: think crow, black cat, bat, witch, or spider. Apply a coat of varnish after the paint dries to protect the pumpkin from the elements.
Tufts of garden moss help keep the pumpkin stable on its perch.

Play a game of cat and mouse this Halloween with this set of silhouettes.
Download our free templates, then trace the cat onto a large pumpkin and the mice onto three smaller pumpkins.
Fill in the outlines with black paint, or use a paint pen for a quick and easy alternative.
Go to the next slide to see another silhouette creature.

To create this patchwork design, paint your pumpkin with latex primer and let dry.
Then apply a base coat with cream color latex paint and allow to dry.
Mark off squares with masking tape, or download our free pattern below.
Paint an overcoat of khaki color latex paint; let dry.
Remove tape to expose cream color paint.

Use paper doilies as stencils to create intricate, lacelike designs.

Take miniature pumpkins to bewitching new heights with an aerial display.
Draw bats on white pumpkins with a permanent marker.
Cut a length of thick jute and knot one end to a large washer.
Tie a loop in the other end.
Punch holes in the top and bottom of the pumpkin, and use wire to pull the twine through the holes. (The washer supports the pumpkin's weight, and the loop attaches to the shepherd's hook.)

Like any culinary confection, this tiered treat has all the right ingredients. Select two pumpkins and a Cinderella squash that stack easily. "Ice" the pumpkins and squash in pretty pastel paints, embellish with lacy trims and adhesive gems, and stack.

A black cat and a bat this painted pumpkin duo is "spooktacular"! Spray paint two pumpkins luscious matte black. Craft cardstock features, and pin in place. We carved the cat and bat faces, but you can cut them from cardstock, too.

Too big to pop in your mouth, these candy corn look painted pumpkins still look good enough to eat. Use cone shape pumpkins and spray paint to create these Halloween treats.

Here, pumpkins go to great lengths to form a caterpillar.
Paint pumpkins melon green, and paint their stems black.
Decorate the body with adhesive felt dots, and denote the head with a pair of googly eyes and curled pipe cleaner antennae. Arrange the pumpkins in a creepy, crawling S shape.

You'll have to get your fingers wet to leave your mark on this playful pumpkin!

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2013 Summer Living Room Decorating Ideas from BHG

Colorful decor and easy projects give this living room a showstopping summer look.

All it took to give this room a summer makeover was a few splashes of color and creative furniture rearranging.A new yellow and seafoam green color scheme brightens walls and accessories using clever and affordable tricks.
Sectional seating is nothing if not flexible. Simply reconfiguring the pieces creates an entirely new look. Summer is full of visitors, so foster conversation by turning two sections to face each other. Add a table where guests can place drinks and snacks.
Carpet tiles are a fun and practical alternative to an area rug. Different colors or motifs can be arranged and rearranged in creative designs. This cream and seafoam green checkered pattern adds a dose of color to the floor. Applying a new color scheme to a neutral room can be overwhelming. To make the process easier, find one inspirational piece to guide your redesign.
For this living room's summer look, a graphic green and white tablecloth served as the jumping-off point. Thanks to curtain clips, tablecloths became the room's curtain panels.

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2013 Spring Living Room Decorating Ideas from BHG

Bright colors, easy projects, and lots of light give this living room a new look for spring.

By Veronica Toney 

A pink and green color palette and blooms throughout the living room create a space that celebrates spring.Colorful accents on the sofa, above the fireplace, and in the nook give this living room the cheery makeover it needs.
A bold area rug pops against the neutral love seats and ottoman. Carpet tiles in pink, green, red, and gray arranged on a diagonal add a geometric design and color to the space. Carpet tiles are a fun and budget savvy alternative to an area rug. You don't have to buy new pieces to give your space a new look. Floral fabric with a light background wraps around the leather ottoman. The fabric adds a dose of color to the room and transforms the ottoman from formal to casual. The edges of the fabric are hemmed with fusible web, and the ends are pinned to the ottoman's underside.
Colorful throw pillows add spring flair to the sofas. Pair a patterned pillow with solid-color pillows in shades pulled from the patterned fabric. Tie the room together by using the same fabric on the ottoman and a throw pillow. For the pillow, sew a simple square and stuff with batting. Use fabric scraps to embellish store-bought pillows. Here, a fabric sash dresses up the pink pillow. Turn an unused corner into a cozy spot for reading or chatting.
A bistro table and two lightweight chairs create an inviting scene. Flowers are used throughout the corner. Floral seat cushions, large floral wall art, and even real flowers on the table all signal that spring has sprung. Carpet tiles create a small area rug and tie this area to the main living room.

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Summer 2013 Decorating with Whites Color Ideas

Whatever your style, see how white can give your home a fresh, cool look that's perfect for the season.

By : Debra Wittrup

White is an ideal color for a small space. The monochromatic palette opens up the room and bounces light throughout, visually expanding the perceived space. In this small nook, the contrast of textures the chenille fabric, airy draperies, and sparkling crystal pleases the eye. The beauty of decorating with white is that it changes shade as the light changes. A sun bleached palette can become a warm and cozy ivory in the evening when lamps are turned on.

Don't be afraid to get out the paintbrush. This Queen Anne-style armoire wore a dark finish until a few layers of paint and a bit of sanding gave it a distressed look that suits this all white bedroom. Layer different shades of white to provide more texture and a sense of age to a room. Even an old metal chandelier found new life thanks to white paint.

Color tastes and trends change, and in a child's room especially, it's nice to have the luxury of a new look fairly often. Opt for an all white scheme for bedding, walls, and furniture. Swap out the coverlet, pillows, or throw on the bed. All are easy enough to change and will make it seem like you have a new room every season. Use a yard of fabric to add a shot of color and pattern to a headboard, as seen in the photo.

Once a chopped up jumble, this kitchen now unifies two spaces with white. Polished slabs of Carrara marble cover countertops and walls in a nod to historical kitchens of the early 20th century. Minimal wall shelving allows natural light from the many windows to flood the room. Ghost stools at the island keep the feeling light.

Keep color to a bare minimum to bring furnishings of all eras and influences together with style. Here, creamy whites and taupe unify the collected furnishings. The canopy is made with white mosquito netting and old bronze lamp base. The subdued palette, texture, and mix of found objects bring a worldly sophistication to this bedroom.

When walls and furniture are all white, accessories take center stage. Have fun with accents and do away with the expected. A collection of compelling objects is so much more interesting as a dining room centerpiece than candlesticks, as this ensemble of colorful ceramics demonstrates. The light fixture gets to shine in a unique way, too. A store bought chandelier goes glam with layers of old and new chandelier drops and old earrings in vivid color. The bright hues link to a rug made from recycled plastic.

Frame an all-white room with doorway curtains that make the space look like a secret destination revealed. Gather a group of similar scale chairs in shades of white around the dining table for a one of-a kind set that's anything but predictable. The massive flea market apothecary cabinet, with its dark back, creates a dramatic display space for the white ironstone collection.

A mosaic tile floor is the only departure from an all white scheme in this bath. Strategically placed mirrors add shine and reflect outdoor views. A window seat with nubby terry cloth pillows and a beaded-board back give the scene some texture.

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