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Pumpkin Roundup

You may remember these two pumpkins from being on my Halloween mantle.
I had promised tutorials for them, and now I’m finally delivering!
Why did I wait until after Halloween?
Weeeeeelllll… two reasons really.
1.) They can both be used for fall decor.
2.) I fully intended to have a couple of other fall pumpkin tutes to go with these and
didn’t quite get to them. But I’m hoping I will get to them before Thanksgiving!
First up…
Silver Bling Pumpkin
I started with a Dollar Tree candlestick that I had previously painted white for another project that didn’t turn out and a cheap little plastic pumpkin.
I plucked the stem from the pumpkin the painted both the candlestick and pumpkin with a couple of coats of Krylon’s Silver Metallic spray paint.
Nice and shiny!
I had some bling I had bought at a scrapbook convention a couple of years ago stashed away in my desk. I thought now was the perfect time to use it!
I love that it has silver lace incorporated in it.
I love how it turned out! I just popped it right on top of the candlestick to give it some height. And it can stay on my mantle through Thanksgiving!
Next up…
Chalkboard Pumpkins
These chalkboard pumpkins were super simple to create!
I started with 3 black plastic pumpkins I purchased on sale at Michael’s and gave them a couple of coats of Krylon’s Chalkboard spray paint.
I cut small holes in the bottom of two of the pumpkins so I could stack them on top of each other.
Rub them down with chalk to “cure” them, wipe it back off, and you’re ready to write out your message!
For the BOO pumpkin topiary, I set them on a large candlestick that I’ve had for ages.
With the holes on the bottom of the pumpkins, they topiary can be dismantled to use the pumpkins individually if I so choose. Which I do! 🙂
With Halloween behind us, now I can have a monogram pumpkin!
I left the other two pumpkins stacked on the candlesticks to write out my
“Give Thanks” message for Thanksgiving.
So what do you think? Pretty simple, right?
A little spray paint can go a long way 
with those plastic pumpkins! 🙂

>> See where I party! <<

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Sunday 16th of September 2018

I've used stickers like this to decorate ornaments and it really does make it look impressive. Thanks for sharing on MM. Will be featuring this tonight.

Jann Olson

Wednesday 5th of September 2018

There are so many fun ways to upscale a pumpkin! Thanks for sharing with SYC. hugs, Jann

Lydia from Life Beyond the Kitchen

Friday 31st of August 2018

Wow! What a pretty motif! And it looks great on the pumpkin, too! If you have a chance, it would be great if you could share your post with us at Creatively Crafty. It's something our participants would really appreciate.

Chas Greener

Wednesday 29th of August 2018

I'm so excited for pumpkin season - these are so cute! Thanks for sharing on To Grandma's House We Go!


Tuesday 28th of August 2018

Very cute pumpkins! That silver bling one is super easy to create! I love it. Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week! Kim

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