Marimekko Inspired Pumpkins

marimekko pumpkin 1

marimekko pumpkin 5

Marimekko mini Unikko print
Marimekko mini Unikko print

marimekko pumpkin 6

Marimekko Pähkinäpuu print
Marimekko Pähkinäpuu print

marimekko pumpkin 4

Marimekko Jurmo print
Marimekko Jurmo print

marimekko pumpkin 2

marimekko pumpkin

Hi! Each year I try to come up with a new pumpkin theme. This year’s are inspired by Marimekko. What I love about this Finnish brand is their bold graphic prints and punchy attitude. The prints are very much in line with the Japanese aesthetic- simple, bold, and beautiful. Last year I made these Japanese inspired pumpkins. They were super fun to make. Unfortunately, to my surprise, I was unaware that painting real pumpkins could result in them exploding. Mine didn’t explode but they started to ooze and it wasn’t pretty. So be aware of that if you are using REAL pumpkins.

These pumpkins were purchased from my local craft shop and they are made of some kind of plastic. They were originally orange so I had to prime them beforehand. I really like how they turned out!

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