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Didn’t get your Missoni fix from Target’s collection? (As of this writing, I’m still waiting on the zig-zag socks I ordered to be shipped to me. Frowny face.) Well, never fear. You can make your own Missoni magic on a pumpkin, like artist/blogger Alisa Burke did here!

missoni pumpkin

Paint is a playful way to give Halloween pumpkins some flair without resorting to the hassle and mess of carving. You don’t have to stop at one pattern, either. Alisa gave one gourd a black and white ikat print, and another a colorful suzani. If you keep the color palettes similar, all the prints will look pretty together. Get more fun Halloween decorating tips and entertaining tricks from HGTV here.

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9 Responses

  1. CplusE says:

    These are delightful! I wish I was that creative and artistic! I love her sketchbook pumpkins covered in a leaf pattern too:

    http://alisaburke.blogspot.com/2011/10/sketchbook

    I just bought my pumpkin and may just have to try the sketching technique (I'm hopeless at painting designs, but I can sketch).

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  4. mantolama says:

    http://www.yurdanyapi.com good job congratulations

  5. Lili@HGTV says:

    These are so great. The ikat ones look almost fool-proof. I might have to try that one.

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Briana MowreyBriana is a writer and senior editor for HGTV.com. Her self-described design style is "mid-century modern magpie." She lives in a Brooklyn apartment with her husband, their spoiled dachshund, Chauncey,...

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