Monday, October 22, 2012

DIY: Metallic and Glitter Pumpkins


Thanks to my newly found obsession -- Pintrest -- for this DIY project. Yes I'm late this game but I've been putting it off since I felt like I was already on sites that I'm slightly addicted too but then I got engaged...and what kind of newly engaged woman doesn't hop onto Pintrest (psssst you can find me here)? Anyway, while pinning away bridal stuff I came across some really great DIY projects like the metallic and glitter pumpkins! I love the grown up feel to this. It's a great way to spruce up your home with fall decorations and it's a great take on decorating pumpkins!


WHAT YOU NEED:
  • Pumpkins (4 small, 2 mediums)
  • Metallic paints (gold and silver)
  • Loose Gold Glitter
  • Tea light candles
  • a knife (for carving)
  • a spoon (to gut the pumpkin)
  • paint brushes



METALLIC PUMPKIN STEPS:
1. Make sure to clean off your pumpkins and that they are dried before you start the painting process.
2. Once you have cleaned your pumpkins start with the painting process. I started painting the silver metallic ones first. The first layer of paint looks lumpy but don't worry to much you'll need a couple of coats depending on what look your going for.
3. Do the same to your gold pumpkins.
4. Set aside and wait for the first layer to dry.
5. Once your first coat of paint is dried start with your second layer of paint. 
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 if you need more layers of paint.


GLITTER PUMPKIN STEPS:
1. Make sure to clean off your pumpkins and that they are dried before you start the painting process.
2. Trace a circle out line on top of your pumpkins. Leave enough space to be able to gut the insides and to place a space tea light candle.
3. Once your cut a lip to your pumpkin gut out the insides (ps if you like pumpkin seeds set aside the seeds to make your own!)
4. Take your gold paint and paint around the pumkin. Don't worry about the look of the paint you just want make sure you coat it enough so that the loose glitter sticks.
5. Sprinkle your glitter around the pumpkin.
6. Once your have your coated glitter pumpkin set aside and wait for it to dry.
7. Once your pumpkin is dried, the real fun begins! LIGHT THE PUMPKIN AND WATCH IT SPARKLE!

What do you think of this DIY project? 

26 comments:

  1. So cute!! I like decorating my pumpkins every year :)

    Welcome to Pinterest!

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  2. I might have to try the glitter ones, this is super clever :)

    -Ezi

    ikintoo.blogspot.com

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  3. so so amazing! i am in love with this! xx

    natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

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  4. umm love this DIY! so festive

    love from San Francisco,
    Britt+Whit

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  5. Cool, fashion pumpkins :)

    fashionindahat.com

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  6. This is really cool! Love it!

    Have a lovely day!
    www.fashionaddict09.blogspot.be

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  7. oh my gosh you are literally the coolest person eeeeeeeever. that looks like so much fun! and i'd never have thoguht of doing that!!!

    http://blaiseruby.blogspot.co.uk/

    @BlaiseDyer

    x

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  8. Love those pumpkins they are so pretty ! Must def try this!


    xo,
    eelsay
    www.theluxuryrehab.com

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  9. This is actually amazing... What a great idea! xx

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  10. So amazingly festive- I love it! :)

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  11. Ah these are lovely!
    Great idea!

    X
    http://dipitblack.com

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  12. This is amazing! Thanks for the awesome tutorial--I'm fully planning on blinging out my carved Jack O'Lantern with gold glitter!

    xo,
    Sabrina
    http://www.rougespark.com

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  13. Ohh, this is such a great idea, I love it!

    I've also just gotten into pinterest over the last few weeks & I have to say, I'm a little obsessed..!

    FJM
    x

    http://flapjackmelody.blogspot.com

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  14. These are awesome! Halloween is my favourite holiday and I am always looking for new decoration ideas :) xA

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  15. It looks so pretty! such a good idea :)

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  16. Nice blog dear!
    Keep up with the great work!!

    XO

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  17. Love this! I just posted about DIY pumpkins on my blog as well -- great minds think alike! :)

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

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  18. stop it right now! this is such an amazing DIY :) I'm a huge fan of glitter and the fact that it's gonna be put on a pumpkin just makes me a little giddy inside! Great post, love.

    xoxo,
    tiana of l'esthetique

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  19. I tried carving a pumpkin last night and it didn't work out for me at all. LOL... So I may just try this!!!


    XX,
    Miranda

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  20. so cute!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  21. this is such a cute idea! perfect decorations for the house!

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    http://the-stylefringe.blogspot.com

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