Monday, September 2, 2013

Glittered Swirl Pumpkin #MPumpkins

I was so excited to get my pumpkin pack from Michaels! I've mentioned here before how I used to work at Michaels before my son was born. Part of my job included decorating all the fun pumpkins that were scattered around the store for inspiration. I loved using these craft pumpkins!
One of the reasons I love these craft pumpkins so much is there's no mess! No seeds or stringy innards to scoop out. AND - no rotting pumpkin mess to clean up after Halloween! These craft pumpkins can be decorated or carved once, and then reused every year. How cool is that?

For my first pumpkin, I decided to go with some glitter. I don't glitter many things, but it sounded fun. I headed to Michaels and picked up some of Martha Stewart's glitter glue and black glitter. I also picked up some ribbon to tie around it.
To make sure my design looked good and was spaced evenly, I used a pencil to lightly draw it on first. I knew the glue and glitter would cover the pencil marks, so I wasn't worried.
Then I worked a section at a time. I'd draw with the glue, then cover that section in glitter. Just be careful as you're going around. You want to make sure that each section is dry before you lay the pumpkin on that side or touch it with your hand. Squished glitter isn't pretty :)
Pretty soon the whole pumpkin was finished. I chose to tie some ribbon for these pictures, but I'm honestly not sure if I'll keep it on. What do you think? Is the ribbon too much?
 I toyed with the idea of a bow tied on top, but I didn't like that. Any suggestions? Or is it good the way it is?

By the way, this was a very messy project! I was covered in glitter at multiple points during this project!

On Saturday, October 5th, 2013, Michaels is having their Great Pumpkin Event! For just $6, you get a 9" pumpkin and all the supplies to create your own pumpkin! They'll also be doing free face painting! Be sure to head over next month and create your own pumpkin!

Did you also know that Michaels offers custom pumpkin carving for $19.99? If you don't have the time of skill to create your own pumpkin, you can head to Michaels, fill out a form, and then get your personalized pumpkin! How great is that? You can choose from over 25 styles and even have them personalized with names!

(Disclosure: Michaels Arts and Crafts provided me with an assortment of pumpkins, a carving tool, and a gift card to cover the cost of other crafting supplies. All of the opinions expressed in this post are my own)

1 comment:

  1. Very pretty and I agree, it might look better without the ribbon. I've been painting pumpkins today too, but with much more simple patterns that yours.


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