These DIY nailhead pumpkins by Christi Bennett of P is for Party is one of my favorite features in the holiday issue of The Party Dress Magazine. It’s simple, it’s modern, and it speaks to “fall”, not necessarily a holiday. I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for those non-holiday decorations that make my home look cozy, yet updated….and this fits the bill perfectly.
Gather your supplies: pumpkin, nailheads, a pencil, and decorative ribbon
Think about your design before you draw it on the pumpkin.
Draw your pattern onto the pumpkin (you could use a stencil too)
Once your design is drawn on the pumpkin, start inserting the nailheads one by one. (line them up so they are touching on both sides)
Finish up your whole design or letter and voila! You have a modern update to a traditional pumpkin!
You can use nailheads on any type of gourd – not just pumpkins!
Images by Ellenzilla Photography