Wednesday, September 7, 2011

~glittered pumpkins~

 Yes, it's that time of year.
Yesterday I had fun glittering and embellishing plain store bought orange plastic pumpkins.
Here are the steps:
1} remove stems
2} spray paint pumpkins silver
3} when dry, spray on adhesive
4} sprinkle on silver German glass glitter {or whatever you have on hand}
5} let dry
6} spray with varathane to protect the glitter and to keep it from falling off too easily
TIP: I did all this outside and used skewers from the kitchen poked into each pumpkin where the stem goes to hold them while I spray painted, glittered, etc. 
 Then comes the fun part.
I replaced the stems but added vintage velvet leaves that I took off an old hat.
If you don't have any, try cutting out a leaf shape from an old book and hot glue it into place.
I will be bringing these to Ruffles and Rust today along with 2 truckloads of new merchandise for fall!
Have a great day friends!


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

How fun. Great tutorial. Hugs, Marty

Bunny Jean said...

That's a great way to spruce up (or pumpkin up) some dollar store mini pumpkins and gourds!

xoxo Bunny Jean
Home to Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Love your pumpkin! Thanks for sharing!

jessica said...

How pretty!! Thanks for the tutorial! Have a wonderful day :)

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

Too cute!

Tiaras & Bow Ties - Think Smink said...

My heart pitter patters for anything with glitter! Fabulous pumpkins.

Al said...

What a neat idea! The pumpkin transformation is gorgeous. Cinderella would be proud :)

TheCrankyCrow said...

Now THAT'S a classy pumpkin! Love it!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

het tuinengeltje said...

Great idea. I will tray this also.
Hugs, Sylvia

Between You and Me said...

too cute.
love the idea....
LOVE that it's that time of year!!!!

Mona Kay at Blissfully Refurbished said...

Those are gorgeous!! Waaay better than orange :)

Restoration House Interiors said...

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Emily said...

great tutorial. I have been thinking about pumpkins and decorating but really don't like what I see in the stores. I could spice it up a bit like you did though. Thanks

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