I really wanted to call this "Glamorous Gourds" but when I googled "Are pumpkins gourds?" the answer was no....they are a "gourd-like squash." So then I considered "Sparkly Squash" but there's something about the word "squash" that wasn't quite doing it for me. So.... Pretty Pumpkins it is!! It's the best I could do. Sorry.
Anyway, as I began changing the color scheme of my living room last year from the reds, golds, and greens to the aquas, yellows and leaf greens I realized I was going to have a problem when it came to my fall decor. It was no longer sympatico, if you knowwhati'msayin. So I got some white and neutral pumpkins and that was fine.... for last year.
This year I wanted to punch things up a little. I wanted to add some color in with my neutral pumpkins. And maybe a little glitz while I was at it. Why not? Here's what I decided to do...
I got a $5 pumpkin from WalCrap.
I saw this stuff. Wha? I'd never seen it before. I love the glitter look but glitter and I don't get along well. It gets in.... places. But Extreme Glitter paint sounds like just what the doctor ordered!
I removed the ugly-ish stem:
And soon realized that the glitter paint was probably not for "full coverage" type of painting:
So I painted my pumpkin with some blue craft paint I had
and then painted OVER that with the glitter paint.
Oooooh... pretty! Pretty Pumpkin even. :)
Then I took some of these decorative "holiday picks" that I had used last year and cut them apart.
I then stuck them down in the hole where I had ripped out the stem. So much better.
I did the same thing to another pumpkin painting it green first and using a different holiday pick.
I gave a quick coat of just the glitter over some white pumpkins and my coffee table was all set!
I gotta say, I'm a fan of that glitter paint (as if you couldn't tell). The perfect amount of glitz for my little pumpkins!
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