As some of you may know, I love sparkle! I love crystals and glitter – anything sparkly. So, when my niece invited me to a pumpkin decorating party with the rest of the girls in the family, I knew exactly what I was going to use to decorate my pumpkins.
First stop, the hardware store. I wanted to cover my pumpkins in silver glitter paint. But since pumpkins have that waxy element to their skin, I also needed a primer for my glitter paint to adhere to.
Then, I had to pick up some pumpkins. I love the little pumpkins that are short and squatty. I grabbed a few of those and a bigger pumpkin. Now, as an alternative to real pumpkins that won’t last through Thanksgiving, you can do this same project using plastic pumpkins from the craft store.
I completely covered my pumpkins in primer and let them dry. Then I went back with a good coat of silver glitter spray paint. This could have been fun with black glitter spray paint too. I had to wait for them to dry between coats. It was so hard to be so patient. But I was able to watch my creative family decorating all of their pumpkins. And of course I was able to have a glass of wine and some delicious snacks.
Check out how creative these girls are! I would never have thought to use wire on my pumpkin nor do I have the patience to paint little monsters all over my pumpkins.
Ok, once my paint was finally dry (or dry enough), I brought it inside and used my Crystal Katana, Swarovski crystal flat backs and E6000 glue to add even more sparkle! One by one I added my crystals. I’m in love with how they turned out. I wasn’t able to finish all of them this night. I thought I could finish all four pumpkins (I don’t know what I was thinking) but I was only able to finish 2 of the little ones.