There are no pictures of me in this post because I am covered in glitter spray paint. You know what requires several washings to remove from your skin? Glitter spray paint. I have a hot date with a body scrub and some steel wool.
I used the glitter spray paint on some fake pumpkins I have. I came across the stuff when I was in line waiting to buy some other items – an impulse purchase for sure. But then I ran with the whole glitter sparkle pumpkin thing. I sprayed one silver, one gold, and one black. My self-glittering happened when I didn’t anticipate the wind. I sprayed the pumpkins outside and apparently there were rogue bits of glitter that flew out of the paint and onto my person. But, Annie says I look like a sparkly princess so I guess it’s not a total loss.
I made this pumpkin with black glitter spray paint and gold house numbers I bought at Home Depot.
This pumpkin used gold glitter spray paint, two different sizes of sequins, and sequin pins.
And this one was just silver glitter spray paint and sticky-backed fake gemstones.
I also got my dad to come over last week to help me with a light-up pumpkin. We cut the bottom off of a craft pumpkin, then my dad drilled forty holes around the pumpkin at random.
I took a string of Christmas lights and poked them through the holes.
Look at my skin, unmarred by glitter. Simpler times.
I didn’t test the lights until AFTER I’d pushed them into the pumpkin. That would have sucked if the strand hadn’t worked. Annie was amazed by the pumpkin.
I put all my fancy pumpkins together, along with the rhinestone skull I got for 50% off at Michael’s and my fake flowers with spiders and webs (“ew Mama, the flowers got spiders“).
I think they go nicely with my wreaths and felt pumpkin. In fact, I don’t think I have enough pumpkins.
Not pictured: The pumpkins on my porch (I have…some) or the mini pumpkin and squash collection that is growing in my dining room (I have…many). I am addicted to decorative gourds. I’m going to the pumpkin patch (again) tomorrow (for reals).
I really love the idea of putting Christmas lights into the pumpkin. Annie’s reaction is priceless.
That’s a lot of pumpkins!! They all look brilliant. You have a great imagination. I am useless at things like that but luckily I have you to come up with ideas that I can then steal.
Those really, really look beautiful, Heather. You are so darn talented!!!
Well done! I REALLY enjoy your crafty posts.
Cathy K. says:
I am loving the crafts lately, lovely and doable. My husband will be drilling holes this evening for a couple of light up pumpkins!
Wow…those look great!! Very pinterest-y!
Love what you did with them!!! I was looking at crafting pumpkins yesterday at Target and said to myself what in the world would a person do with those, now I know! Putting the lights in there was super cool!! Is there such a thing as glow in the dark spray paint?? That might be fun too. I love the glitter also!
That’s a good question! I will have to find out…then I can sparkle in the sunlight, and glow in the dark…because you KNOW I will find a way to get that glow in the dark paint all over myself.
Your pumpkins look awesome!
Love these – so creative and fun!
Okay, what is a craft pumpkin…and how did you cut the bottom off? Help us non-crafty types!
http://www.michaels.com/Craft-Pumpkins-at-Michaels/ae0033,default,pg.html A craft pumpkin is made out of a sturdy foam. They look pretty real, but they are hollow inside. I like them because I can use them for Halloween AND Thanksgiving, and they obviously don’t go bad because they are fake! You can carve them just like a real pumpkin. So, I cut the bottom off with a pumpkin carving knife. You could also use an exacto knife – that’s what my dad uses on REAL pumpkins, because he is crazy. Oh and some places sell craft pumpkins with holes in the bottom already. I discovered that AFTER I cut the bottom off of this pumpkin!
Everything looks amazing! Will think to try this for next Halloween.
I love them.i don’t have a creative bone in my body so I’m majorly impressed. Can’t wait to see what you do for Xmas
Yes. Yes you do.
I’m not crafty, but I LOVE that black glitter pumpkin with the house numbers. Fantastic!!
Those are some pretty sharp pumpkins! I like the black the best.
I’m going to Michael’s today!
I’m assuming you’ve read this on McSweeney’s?
YES. I cracked up. I EVEN BOUGHT MULTICOLORED LEAVES YESTERDAY.
These are all fabulous!! But I love the Christmas lights the best.
I’m going to Michael’s this weekend and trying these craft pumpkins! Saw some on Pinterest and wasn’t sure about them, but now I will give it a go.
I love the glitter skull and the lights in the pumpkin. Well done!
I love your pumpkins! You have inspired me. I have a 30% off coupon for JoAnn’s and I’m going to buy some fake pumpkins and some glitter spray (needless to say sparkles to put on them. Once again a great craft to get everyone motivated
Well just look at you GO Crafty McCrafterson! LOVE them!
Do you have to book “The Ugly Pumpkin”. Annie would probably love it!
I have a irrational fear of glitter. What if it gets in my eyes and I go blind!?!?
Very cool and creative! I have quite a few decorative gourds out now myself . . . hmm. Slight addiction brewing.
Great idea. And the pumpkin with Christmas lights looks beautiful! Have to admit, that I don’t like pumpkins with a carved face, soo I really like your decoration style. Without doubt, I need to try your version with lights!!