As you probably know, I am not a traditionalist when it comes to Halloween colors. You see, the color Orange and I are not friends. We actually have very little to do with each other. Over the years, I have vacillated back and forth from barely tolerating Orange to shunning Orange completely. Obviously, this is kind of a problem when it comes to pumpkins. I've done my best to work around it though. I've used white pumpkins and pink pumpkins in the past and they both worked out pretty well. But this year, I thought I'd totally go for it and make some pastel colored pumpkins. I bought a bunch of tiny white pumpkins and used powdered food coloring to paint them. If you just mix up the powder with some vodka or clear extract, it makes a wonderful paint...
And I just love the finished texture - almost like a chalk paint...
...and you can mix up any colors you desire. I even used some sparkly gold for the stems!
Perfect for my "Orange-free" Halloween!