This project was without a doubt SUPER fun to create!
I mean, really, there was glitter and fabric involved. You can't go wrong!
So without further ado, let's create some
I have been wanting to try this glitter technique ever since I saw it on Pinterest.
It sounded too good to be true!
First up, the jars.
I found these glass jars at Home Goods and immediately thought they would make adorable pumpkins. So I grabbed 3 different sizes for this project.
For the glittering process you need Pledge with Future Shine and a very fine glitter. That's it!
I'm not going to go through the entire tutorial. You can read a fabulous one here.
For my glitter, I chose Martha Stewart's Fire Opal.
Its kind of a darker orange. I love it!
I admit I was a little skeptical of the glittering technique. I tried it on my smallest jar first.
It worked like a DREAM!
I quickly moved on to my other two jars.
Aren't they looking "pumpkiny" already??
And the sparkle! WOW!!
I wanted to show you how much glitter I used.
Seriously! I have tons of glitter left!
(No glass surface will be safe in my house now.)
Now to move on to the pumpkin "stems."
I took the wire off of the pumpkins and taped the lid on.
I don't want it to be loose!
I found some pretty dark green satin in my fabric stash.
(I've never shown you all my fabric stash... its kind of embarrassing how much I have!)
I cut the fabric into strips.
I taped one end of the fabric to the pumpkin and folded the bottom of the fabric under to make a faux hem. I wrapped the strip around the pumpkin, overlapping as I went and continuing to fold up my faux hem.
Once I wrapped the fabric to the top of the lid, I taped down the edges.
I used a glass as a template to cut a circle to go on top of the pumpkin's lid. I glued it down making sure to keep the glue around the edges of the lid and not on top.
(Glue with permanently darken satin where it touches.)
I used a second strip of fabric to wrap around the top of the pumpkin to hide all of my rough edges. I folded a double hem as I wrapped it. I glued the strip to the lid.
The pumpkin still needed something.
I found some green ribbon in my craft stash and tied some into a bow. I curly-cued the ends by running the back (non-sharp side) of my scissors down the ribbon. I glued the ribbon to the satin.
I love, love, love how these turned out!!
You really have GOT to try this glitter technique!!
In fact, I have a TON of Future Shine and a TON of glitter left over.
Who wants to come over and play? :)
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