Pumpkin Sparkle October 20 2015
How To Make Your Pumpkin Sparkle This Halloween
This year, we decided to give our fall pumpkins a bit of a facelift. Forgoing the sharp objects required for the common pumpkin carving tradition, we picked up some paintbrushes and sparkle (obviously), instead. While we can assure you that our DIY pumpkins do not require the normal dirty work of hollowing out, consider yourself forewarned that you may get a little bit of glitter on your fingertips.
This Halloween, Sparkle:
First and foremost, grab yourself a pumpkin spice latte - or pour yourself a glass of wine - put on some music (like Spotify's "Afternoon Acoustic" playlist), and roll up your sleeves.
Here Is What You Will Need:
- Multi-surface craft paint from your local craft store (you choose your colours)
- Glitter (the more, the better)
- Craft Glue
- Newspaper (to keep things clean)
- Pumpkins (pssst...It is okay if they are green because they are getting covered)
Step 1: Wash and dry the pumpkins. Keep dirt from the pumpkin patch from getting caught in your paint brush.
Step 2: Prepare the stem. Using a small or medium-sized paintbrush (depending on the size of your pumpkin), apply craft glue to the pumpkin stem.
Step 3: Sprinkle glitter over the stem until it is completely covered. Lightly pat the glitter into the glue to help secure the sparkles to the stem.
Step 4: Refill your glass of wine, shop from our new Sparkle Page online, and relax while you wait for the stems to dry just a little bit.
Step 5: Now comes the painting. Keep it simple by painting your pumpkins one single colour. Or have some fun with cute designs like chevron, or polka dots. Infuse your creation with some Halloween spirit by writing fun phrases like "BOO!", or "Trick or Treat!", on the front of your pumpkins.
When the paint and glitter on your pumpkins have dried, it is time to showcase your creations. Display your sparkle pumpkins in your window or on the front porch, or even use smaller ones to create a table centerpiece for a fun fall-themed dinner.