Trick, Treat, Spooky or Street? Pumpkin Decor Galore


This vibe is on the mark for mixing the perfect combination of urban and well, mom.  Everyday, I find myself running my daily errands of dropping off kids.  To and fro.  To and fro.  Well, this inspiration came from a street corner advertisement for a pop-up Halloween store.  The ad was bold and covered in scary pumpkins, but then slathered next to it on a wall was some fresh silver graffiti writing that read something I can’t repeat. It was so bright and blaring and just begging to be the next feature for my “BOO” Pumpkin Decor Galore spread.  Voila!

halloween spread with pumpkin decor


For this Halloween spread I was inspired to make sweet mummy and ghost cookies to offset the edgy angle of the more urban runner and pumpkin decor. While testing out my cocktail, which, oh by the way is delicious, I channeled my inner Martha and used graffiti font, drips, and splatter paint to bring the pumpkin decor to life with a touch of street vibes.  I invited my street artist pal, Juan Barajas of Crownhill Designs to come and help me.

ghost and mummy cookies with ghost napkins


I picked up a simple sheet of black fabric from Joann’s for my runner. (I am not a seamstress, so I just folded in the edges).  As for my design, I asked Juan to script ‘Boo’ in a high contrast metallic color.

pumpkin decor - painting the boo runner

pumpkin decor at workIsn’t it sweet?  I  patterns and the repetition of this Boo just has me smilin’ ear to ear.

pumpkin decor - boo runner

Here is the final dealio! We scripted Boo, and splattered silver to add some texture to the runner.  Keep it easy, eh? Even if script is not your forte, this runner is very forgiving if you chalk out the boo beforehand and then just splatter away any little mistakes.


I am a font freak!  I love that aspect of street art, even if half the time I can’t understand what it says. I literally have named font styles in my head. They fall into one of two categories: Grafffiti or GraceGraffiti is of course the “hardcore” stuff, and much of what you see on the street. Grace is just beautiful….synonymous with beautifyemblazon, ornament and glitz.

pumpkin decor with cool font

pumpkin decor - drip and splatter

Juan used acrylic paint for the drips and splatter pumpkins, and DecoColor Paint Markers for the scripted font.

decorate your pumpkin

So Graffiti style decoration in this case are the pumpkins with EEK and drips and splatters. But the Grace is this lovely font style scrolling, “Trick, Treat, Spooky, or Street.”

pumpkin decor for your table

I just love the pumpkin decor on top of the Boo runner. I found cute die-cut ghost napkins at my fave store Bonjour Fete. I stuck loose grasses in the largest pumpkin but colorful flowers work well, too. Enjoy this festive spread ~ Boo!


Photos by: Maria Hedrick Photography


  • Kendall Haun
    4 years ago

    I absolutely LOVE this spread. The pumpkins are so friggin adorable

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      4 years ago

      Thanks Kendall! I’m glad you enjoy them, I know I certainly do.

  • Rebecca
    4 years ago

    Everything is so cool, but I LOVE, LOVE the graffiti pumpkins!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      4 years ago

      Thanks so much Rebecca! They’re so much fun to make, you should try your hand at it!

  • Tina
    4 years ago

    My favorites are the graffiti pumpkins, that is so cool! What a fun idea:)

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      4 years ago

      Thanks Tina! They’re so much fun to make and adorable for Halloween.

  • 4 years ago

    Wow! These are adorable! I love the pumpkins too, my fave!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      4 years ago

      I’m so happy everyone is loving the pumpkins- they’re a fun work of art. Thanks Kristine!

  • Tessa
    4 years ago

    I love, love the grace pumpkins – I think they’ll work well for Thanksgiving, too.

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      4 years ago

      I’d like to think so too! If I had it my way, I’d have these pumpkins to celebrate every holiday, thanks Tessa.

  • 4 years ago

    Such a fun idea and easy too which I love! Going to keep for next Halloween!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      4 years ago

      I love easy pieces that take Halloween to the next level- these are perfect for any Halloween. Thanks Lisa!

  • 4 years ago

    Love this! Halloween is my favorite time of the year. All of your décor is on point.

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      4 years ago

      Thanks so much Luci! Halloween is one of my favs, for sure.

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