If you’re getting your Fall ‘on’, here are some great Pumpkin Patterns you can use for painting, crafting, coloring, and a whole lot more. I say ‘if’ because a lot of creative types are headlong into Christmas! If you want to see how I used the pumpkin patterns, take a peek at this listing in my Etsy shop.
To download a pattern, just click anywhere on the photo.
When I was doing floral design, I always said I could spend 6 months doing weddings and 6 months doing Christmas. I loved both so much.
Even though I did most of my weddings during my florist shop days, it wasn’t until I worked in a craft store that I was introduced to Christmas decorating for people’s homes. The store wouldn’t allow me to go out-of-store to work, so I managed to get quite a few custom clients for myself.
Yes, having your Christmas decorations done professionally did not run cheap. Good for me, however. And it always made my own Christmases a lot better, having that extra income. The only problem was that I could only do so many homes each year.
But I loved it. I’ll have to dig out some old photos to show you, but most were done before digital and I didn’t take great pics. Still don’t, as a matter of fact.
The busiest year I ever had was when I decorated 26 Christmas trees. TWENTY SIX!!! I was still working in the craft store so I had to do all of theirs which were themed to sell specific ornaments. Then I also did a home that was on a Christmas Tour and she had 4 or 5 trees. I honestly can’t remember.
All of this was before the pre-lit tree days so every.single.tree had to be lit. Ugh. My worst, besides taking them down. But, let me tell you, I’m the fastest tree lighter around.
Yes, I add extra lights to pre-lit trees. I use 100 per foot so if you have a 7 foot tree, that’s 700 lights. Very few pre-lits come with that many, if any.
In the craft store, I had help so all I had to do was “shop the store” for products related to a specific ornament line. You see, you couldn’t just hang ornaments on a tree and be done with it. By the end of the day, the tree would be stripped bare, even though there were huge buckets holding the ornaments circling the tree’s bottom. No, I had to pack the tree full of everything from fabric to birdhouses.
Yep. I still use fabric to this day in my own trees. I always say I’ll shoot a video to show how to do it and I always forget.
Anyhoo, I’d go back to the fabric dept. and gather 3 or 4 different types of fabric for a tree. Imagine velvet, taffeta or satin swathed throughout a tree.
After I had the fabric I’d go up and down aisles to find a particular color or two, depending. One year the ornament line was pomegranates. So I took burgundy velvet, sheer light green fabric, along with birdhouses and birds strewn throughout the tree.
I can’t tell you how many people wanted to replicate that dang tree.
Another customer favorite was one with beaded fruit. The ornaments were stunning so I grabbed some miniature antique frames to reflect the beads and make the entire tree glisten. One of my personal favorites.
Did I mention how fun it was to have 10,000 square feet to pick and choose product in? The job didn’t pay well but it was so much fun I almost didn’t care. Almost.
Back to Fall and pumpkins. I hope you enjoy these patterns. If you’re not in the mood to use them, you can always head over to my Etsy shop and pick up a 22 piece collection for six bucks.
I had such fun painting all of these beauties.
But then, I can’t think of a time when painting wasn’t fun.