Friday, October 15, 2010


I wanted to revisit and reshare this project from last year with you all.  It was so super-simple and quick.  An alternative to traditional orange pumpkin projects we normally go for.  

Hope you get the chance to make one of your own.

I used an inexpensive plastic pumpkin from the craft store.

I found a font I liked, enlarged it and printed it out.

By rubbing the back of the paper with a pencil, you're able to transfer the design by tracing the image onto the pumpkin from front side of the paper. 

After I traced the letters, I used a fine paint brush and black acrylic paint and filled in the letters as best as my unsteady hands and poor eyesight will allow. I also painted the stem black with some acrylic paint.

I took some faux mum leaves and spray painted them black. How much do we love spray paint? I just don't know what we'd all do without spray paint. I actually have never spray painted faux flowers, leaves, (I don't want to say silk, because I know for sure they're not silk.), but it really worked very well.

Strips of black tulle tied in a knot and hot glued to the top of the pumpkin add a nice touch before the leaves are glued on.

After the leaves were glued on, I added some blingy jewels to the swirls in the letters.

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Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

I love it! Really cute, very easy and I like that you spray painted some faux mums...I wouldn't have thought to do that. And I love the tuille. I love that stuff and never know what to do with it. My kind of project!

marie said...

Very cute ~ very quick! Love it!

Sassy Marsha said...

This is so totally COOL!! I was going to do something like this until I found my BEWARE pumpkin for only $9.00 and figured that was a pretty good deal!!

I like how you embellished the stem. Hmmmm, I need to go through my stash and see what I have!

Have a great weekend!


Kerin said...

You always make things beautiful, and have that knack for seeing the potential 'cute' in things!
Thanks for the b-day wish too!!
Have a great weekend :)

scrapfancy said...

I love your pumpkin and thanks for the hint on transfering the letters. Heading out to get a pumpkin on markdown and make some up. Have a gobblin day today.

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