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How To Decorate A Pumpkin Without Carving: Use Nail Polish!

Pumpkins. Pumpkins. Pumpkins!!! Good lord, pumpkins are everywhere. A few weeks ago I saw a gorgeous idea for decorating a small pumpkin using nail polish on Say Yes blog. I loved it. No need to carve. No fear of the pumpkin rotting. You can use whichever colors you like or match your d├ęcor AND the entire project takes about 10 minutes (including drying time!).

As luck would have it, the order of produce I received from From The Farmer last week included an adorable white decorative pumpkin. The stars aligned perfectly!

Here's what you do:
1) Fill a disposable bowl with warm water (make sure the bowl is deep enough for you to dunk the pumpkin).
2) Drop some nail polish into the water using whichever color combination you like. The nail polish will at first sink, but then will magically rise to the surface of the water. Put enough nail polish to cover the surface of the water. Use a toothpick to swirl the colors.
3) Dip your pumpkin! You can dip the entire pumpkin or half the pumpkin. I had to dip mine twice first lower half, then upper half (letting it dry in between and adding more nail polish).
4) Let the pumpkin dry completely.

Isn't it GORGEOUS??? I love how it turned out. Dipping the pumpkin into the bowl with nail polish messed up my manicure: wear disposable gloves if you have them.

Thanks Say Yes for an awesome idea and From The Farmer for the adorable white pumpkin.

How do YOU decorate your pumpkins?