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Artist Pumpkins... / via Oh Joy!

We're halfway through October, which means Halloween is right around the corner! Over the last few years, we've shown you different Oh Joy! versions of painted pumpkins. It's a great way to get creative, add some color to the traditional black and orange holiday decor, and requires a lot less clean-up than making jack-o-lanterns. Here's a look back and some inspiration for this year's pumpkin decorating for you...  

Artist Inspired Pumpkins / via Oh Joy!

Artist Inspired Pumpkins / via Oh Joy!

Art Pumpkins — We painted pumpkins inspired by famous artists. We chose Matisse, Warhol, Calder, Monet, and Pollock, but you can pick any classic artist to be inspired by! 

Oh Joy! Inspired Pumpkins... / via Oh Joy!

Oh Joy-Inspired Pumpkins — Last year, we got inspired by a few of our whimsical Oh Joy! designs, from fun black and white prints to colorful polka dots. You can find inspiration ANYWHERE and use that to create a pumpkin all of your own! We covered the stem in gold glitter for a does of sparkle. 

Colorful Oh Joy! Inspired Pumpkins... / via Oh Joy!

This year, we took inspiration from the patterns on our Oh Joy! for BAND-AID Brand Adhesive Bandages! They're super colorful and abstract so the whole family can have fun making them. This is a fun way to draw shapes onto a pumpkin for a younger kid or toddler to help paint in...almost like paint by numbers!

{Photos by Casey Brodley and Lily Glass, styling by Julia Wester, crafting by Julia Wester and Jess Hong.}

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