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1 Pumpkin Decorated for Both Halloween and Thanksgiving

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overhead view of a pumpkin decorated for both Halloween and Thanksgiving with title text reading 1 Pumpkin 2 Holidays
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Mu husband adores Halloween.  He used to carve and paint pumpkins for Halloween even before we had children.  My children have inherited his love of pumpkin decorating and it’s always a big deal around our house.  My husband takes the kids out and everyone gets to choose their own pumpkins.  Then my husband decorates the pumpkins with my kids.  They all have a wonderful time together.
 
Last year though, my oldest daughter had a crazy-busy schedule and didn’t get to decorate her pumpkin until the day before Halloween.  She was disappointed that she’d only be able to enjoy her jack o’ lantern for a day or two because she got started on it so late.  I was sympathizing with her, when she suddenly had a light bulb moment. Bing!
 
 
Why not paint the pumpkin for both Halloween and for Thanksgiving.
 
 
So she did.
 
 
 
She painted one side with a jack o’ latern face for Halloween.
 
a pumpkin decorated with a painted face for Halloween
 
And the other side with a Fall/Thanksgiving theme.
a pumpkin decorated with painted leaves and text reading Happy Fall
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I thought that she found a brilliant solution.  I believe she plans on doing the same again this year, which makes me happy because then I can enjoy the decorations even longer.

 

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7 Comments

  1. Great pumpkins. We’re painting and carving today. Probably won’t turn out so cute as my 3-year old paints um should I say “interesting.” Anywho, thanks for sharing

  2. This is such a great idea! I cannot believe it is Halloween already. Now you can go from Halloween to Thanksgiving by turning your pumpkin around, what a great problem solving mind she has to come up with this!
    Hugs, antonella šŸ™‚

  3. This is too cute Susan! Great thinking by the daughter šŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing this at the party this week! I will be featuring this post on my Facebook page and pinning to the You’re Gonna Love It Tuesday board on Pinterest!

  4. What a wonderful and frugal idea. I hope that you are planning to scoop the seeds out and roast them too! Thanks for sharing a tthe Living Big on Less Money link party!

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