Last week, my Pinterest Favorites feature was on pumpkin decorating. So, while I was running on fumes after the kids went to bed, it was the perfect time to get out the hot glue gun, right? I thought so. I had picked up some gorgeous pumpkins from a local farmer’s market Friday afternoon, and I was ready to decorate them. I had four from the Farmer’s Market and three from my parents’ small
garden. I saved the three from the garden so each of the kids has one to decorate later this month.
Here is what I did with the first one:
*Spray painted the pumpkin using Krylon Antique Bronze (also the color I used on my monogram wreath).
*After the paint was dry, I started to ModPodge silk leaves onto it. Yea, that didn’t work so well. So, I hot glued them instead. I just hot glued them in clusters, randomly, on the pumpkin.
*When I was satisfied with the clusters of leaves, I hot glued a mosaic tile in the middle of each cluster.
The second pumpkin isn’t quite as detailed. I simply took some wire, 2.5 in wide ribbon and glued it on the pumpkin.
*Starting at the stem, I glued the edge down, ran it down the side of the pumpkin, and glued the bottom edge towards the bottom center of the pumpkin.
*I did 4 lengths of fall leaf ribbon, and 2 lengths of a glittery, cream colored fall ribbon.
*After I did this, I felt like it was a little blah. I took some of the silk leaves and glued them in 2 layers around the stem, to cover the edges of the ribbon.
*Finally, I tied a ribbon and hot glued it to the top, just at the stem.
Nothing very time consuming or detailed. Both of these took me about 1 1/2 hours total, not including time for the spray paint to dry.
I’m excited about them…and this was much easier and less messy than painting or carving them!
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