“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand - and melting like a snowflake.”
- Francis Bacon

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Glam punkin's for that non-traditional entryway or interior decor

Some of us just can't use three or four pumpkins full of seeds during the holidays. We don't want the mess of carving or of disposing of the carcass' once the holidays have come and gone. This is the perfect solution. Buy ones that you can carve - but aren't real - and decorate to suit your decor! If you want to place these outside, I suggest that you weigh down the insides with a brick or some small rocks so the wind won't blow all of your hard work down the street


Photo courtesy of BH&G
Supplies

* Artificial carvable pumpkins
* Spray paint in your choice of colors. Paint to your decor or your imagination or your sense of whimsey
* Black acrylic paint
* Paintbrush
* Craft tape in circle shapes
* Black glitter
* Matte finish spray 

Instructions

1. Spray-paint each of the pumpkins the desired color, following the manufacturer's instructions. Paint the stem black; let dry.

2. To add dots, remove the craft-tape circle shapes one at a time from the backing sheet and press onto the pumpkins in a random fashion.

3. Peel off the red liner from each shape and sprinkle glitter onto the circle, pressing the glitter down with your fingertip if desired.

4. Spray all surfaces of the pumpkins with matte finish.

8 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Those are such fun, Mimi!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Marilyn said...

OMGoodness.... Glam is good!!
Have a Great Day!!
Hugs,
Marilyn

Candy said...

Happy pumpkins guaranteed to make you smile!
Thanks for stopping by today.
Thursday blessings ;-)

Fairy Footprints said...

These pumpkins are so darling.

What a wonderful picture.

Blessings,
Heidi

Vicki said...

Hello, Mimi,
Those are the cutest pumpkins! My grandchildren are coming next weekend, and we are going to try and make your "monster mouth". Thanks for the cute idea! Blessings to you! Vicki

Bellamere Cottage said...

Hi Mimi!

Oh YES!!! I LOVE your glamorous pumpkins. Splashy and creative too...

Oh, do try again in the giveaway arena...I just know you'll win!

Hugs,
Spencer

Shopgirl said...

Mimi. my little Pumpkin painter, these are so fun and really beautiful. I am smiling, Hugs Mary
I gotta get a Pumpkin!!!

Dolly said...

MiMi, I love this idea......
what fun we could have!

XO
Dolly
freezing mt behind off in michigan! :-)