Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Pretty Pretty Pumpkin

These blog land parties are a lot of fun. Sanctuary Arts is having a Pretty Your Pumpkin Party! I could not help but want to participate. It is making me want to go out and get more pumpkins to pretty. If I have time today I will and then I will post more pics.


I posted pics of these pumpkins earlier but I have had a lot of people ask me how I did them. I just bought or had the fake pumpkins, acrylic paint, glaze, very fine glitter, and glass beads. On the orange one I just put a little khaki glaze over it and then painted with modge podge and sprinkle glitter and the beads. The white pumpkin I just used a brown glaze and did the same thing. The little pumpkin was orange so I painted the whole thing khaki and then used a darker brown glaze. I love the way they turned out! Very cheap project.

I decoupaged these to go in my formal dining room. It fits the decor and I will post pics of how I decorated in there at a later date.

Can't wait to see everyones pretty pumpkins. And hopefully I will get some more pumpkins posted before then end of today. Happy Pumpkin Prettying!

11 comments:

Jen r. said...

I love your leopard pumpkin and the other ones are so cute! Thanks for joining in on the party! I think using the glass beads is so clever!

the pleasures of homemaking said...

LOVE the leopard pumpkin! I was going to do one in toile but ran out of pumpkins! Everyone has such good ideas, I think I may have to go get a few more (want to try your glass bead ones)!

Manuela

Ms. Tee said...

Oh, the painted ones with glass beads are sooo pretty! The leopard one is very cute, too!

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

I absolutely love that leopard pumpkin! And the little glass beads - wonderful effect!

Shannon

Mrs. B said...

Oooh, those beaded/glittered pumpkins are so pretty! I love the muted colors you used. Very nice. Love the leopard print too!

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

I like the glitter and beads, as well! Fun stuff. Thanks for sharing. ~Mindy

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi,
All of them look great, but gotta love that leopard one!

Angie said...

Those pumpkins are so cute, especially the animal print one! I am so glad you left a comment on my blog so now I know about you! I have bookmarked you and will be visiting you often. Can't wait to see the finished kitchen. I'm sure you are ready to see it too!

Cher said...

As Charlie Brown says, "Great glitter pumpkin!" Well, if he didn't say that, he should have. With pumpkins this good, I can't wait to see your kitchen.

The Texas Woman

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Great pumpkins!

Please visit my blog. I am on post #98 so you know what that means!

Joy said...

You really do have some pretty, pretty pumpkins! I like every one of them.