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DIY glitter pumpkins

Glitter Pumpkins

I can’t help myself when it comes to glitter, especially around Halloween. This was such a fun D.I.Y. I invited a few friends over and we made a party out of it. It only takes an hour or two. Most of the time is just waiting for paint to dry, so we spent it eating pizza and catching up.

This project was inspired by the glitter pumpkins on Tatertots & Jello.

You’ll need foam pumpkins, acrylic paint or primer, foam brushes, glitter spray paint, and a drop cloth.

I used Krylon’s Glitter Blast Spray Paint. This stuff is amazing. We did three colors: Starry Night, Bronze Blaze, and Orange Burst. Unlike my glitter Christmas trees, which threw glitter everywhere, this glitter stays put. It doesn’t end up all over the house. It sticks right on the pumpkins.

Here’s how you make these pumpkins. First, paint on a base coat. We tried a couple of different options: Martha Stewart’s primer paint, white acrylic paint, and colored acrylic paint. The colored acrylic paint worked best. You can use a white primer (pictured below), but the pumpkins primed with black, brown, and orange paint turned out the best. If  you don’t use a colored base coat, you’ll end up using a lot of spray paint (and that stuff is expensive).

We did two coats of primer. Let it dry for a ten or fifteen minutes between coats.

One the coats are dry, get to spraying.

Hold the spray paint about twelve inches away. Coat it completely and evenly with the first coat and wait another ten or fifteen minutes before you apply the second coat. Like I mentioned before, if you use a white base, you’ll need multiple coats. If you use a colored base, you’ll only really need two coats of spray paint. Let them sit overnight to dry completely.

Here’s the finished result. I went a little overboard with the photos. They’re just so pretty. You bet I’m keeping these up through Thanksgiving.

Glitter Pumpkins

Glitter Pumpkins

Glitter Pumpkins

Here’s the whole family. We did a few different sized pumpkins.

This was so much fun. I love looking at them in my house.

This post is linked up here.

the weekender 1/28/11

[via weheartit]

I can’t seem to shake the laziness that overcame me on winter break. I promise myself I will actually get something done this weekend. What about you? In the meantime, here are some links for your weekend.

– Remember my New Year’s resolution to cut down on packaging? These people are quite the inspiration. [Found via Paige + Modern]

d.i.y.

Nursery Wall Decor

So I promised myself I would grow up and stop decorating my house like a child’s nursery. Seriously, the only artwork I have are cute pictures and figurines of cows, pigs, elephants, and the occasional duck. But how can I resist that giraffe? Honestly, is my nursery decor addiction that bad? Do it yourself over at My Blessed Life.

-The brilliant Kate over at See Kate Sew turns a book into a clutch. I said brilliant, right?

-Stephanie over at Under the Table and Dreaming rounds up the best d.i.y. terrarium posts.

Tea bag Valentine’s. What a perfect idea for the tea enthusiasts in your life. via Tatertots & Jello

hair:

I cannot wait to try Carrie’s beehive tutorial.
via wish wish wish

Food:

-Make your own nutella. Yes, you heard right. via Smitten Kitchen.

Are you inspired by any of these projects? Have a good weekend!

paige russell’s muzo collectibles

It’s really hard for me to justify purchases of trinkets that are only for seasonal decor. It’s also nearly impossible for me to display anything in my house because of those destructive demons I call cats. But these Muzo Collectibles are rather darling and would make a beautiful display in any home.


They’re made with natural unfinished wood and porcelain.

The whole set includes a sheep, a caribou, and a polar bear. You can also buy these trees that you can assemble yourself.

I also like the choice of animals in this collection. Maybe it’s been a while since my last winter, but I don’t see too many polar bear and caribou decorations, only a lot of penguins and reindeer.

The holidays make me want to slow down and appreciate simple things. The minimalist construction is sleek and clean, it puts me at ease.

What is your opinion on seasonal decor? Is it worth the price?

(via creature comforts, images from paige russell)