PUMPKIN CRAFTS WITH GINA

Seeing as how I work for Elle...I didn't have to go an buy anything for my project. 

Seeing as how I work for Elle...I didn't have to go an buy anything for my project. 

I have been wanting to paint pumpkins for weeks now, and I've actually been collecting them for quite some time. So...on the 1st of November I thought why not? I was wanting to do this project with my friend Liz, but since we are adults and such we tend to have a hard time actually getting to hang out. But I texted her that I was making everything in my house glitter unless she would help me...she agreed and I went a little crazy...

Going after Halloween was a great idea because all my pumpkins were 40% off!!! 

Going after Halloween was a great idea because all my pumpkins were 40% off!!! 

As you can see I had: 

1. Gold paint (that was my primary color for this project)

2. Gold glitter

3. Gold glitter glue

4. Mod Podge 

5. Gold spray paint

6. Sharpies

7. Sequins 

8. Paint brushes w/water 

This was the easiest project I have ever done because Elle tends to buy the most random things and then gives them all to me!! Best boss EVER!!! So I figured that these pumpkin projects could relate to weddings because if you are having a fall wedding pumpkins are really the most perfect decoration. Not only could these be wedding related but what about decorations for your house or for Thanksgiving. So here are some of my pumpkins...

This was the easiest. 

This was the easiest. 

I sprayed it with gold spray paint and sprinkled it with a little gold glitter. I think this could make a perfect name card holder for a wedding or just a cute accent. 

***TIP: when spraying the pumpkin, do not spray too close it will drip easily on the smooth surface. 

Also an easy option. 

Also an easy option. 

I mod podged the stem, sprinkled it with glitter, let it dry, and then mod podged it one more time so the glitter wouldn't fall off and get everywhere. 

After I let everything dry I painted the give thanks in gold paint and added some glitter to it. This way it's a cute Thanksgiving pumpkin. 

Turns out this was a little harder than one would think. 

Turns out this was a little harder than one would think. 

Added more sequins and painted the stem to finish it a little more. 

Added more sequins and painted the stem to finish it a little more. 

I had some sequins and I was curious so one thing led to another and this crazy pumpkin happened. I mod podged the parts I wanted covered with sequins (a lot of mod podge). These sequins get everywhere mind you, but I think if looks pretty cool! 

***TIP: with sequins, finding a pumpkin that is not as bumpy is so helpful. 

This pumpkin was one of my favorites...obviously. I pained designs along the entire pumpkin and it seriously took forever but I love the outcome. 

***TIP: use a small tipped brush. 

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My Lovelace pumpkin is another one of my favorites. I like how pumpkins look from the tops so lots of mine are painted more for an above view. 

Painting these took quite some time but I feel like they are definitely worth it. 

***SIDE NOTE: Painting pumpkins actually makes the pumpkins last much longer than carving them. Plus I am a fan of the artsier look anyways.