Sacramento Connect

The Sacramento Bee hosts a network of high-quality news providers and bloggers in the Sacramento region. Here is a sampling of the best of the current Home & Garden blogs. Check out the full postings:

•  Sacramento artist

Colleen Jorgensen

, author of the “Just Paint It!” blog, turns an ordinary orange squash into an eye-popping purple pumpkin – with a crafty technique:

“It’s amazing how many ways there are to decorate pumpkins, don’t you think? While decoupage isn’t anything new, I loved using these purple Halloween napkins to make these little pumpkins pop with color.

“To be honest, I’m not a great decoupager or Mod Podger or whatever you wanna call it. My projects wind up with air bubbles and wrinkles and ... stuff. All that doesn’t matter when you decoupage a pumpkin.”

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