Pretty Pumpkins

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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  1. says

    I am blown away by these pumpkins. For real these are absolutely gorgeous! And it so funny that I too want to make my house a certain color scheme and worry about holiday decorating too. Love what you came up with…opens a gazillion possibilities.

  2. says

    I have those pumpkins from Walmart (bought them for $1 on clearance last Dec and now they have the exact same again this year!). I LOVE what you did with them! Love that color! thanks for sharing! I’ll feature these tomorrow!
    Scissors & Spatulas

  3. says

    I love your pumpkins!! I am a NEW reader – and I’ve literally just spent the last hour scouring your blog! I know you borrow some of these ideas, but you implement them like no other!! Beautiful job!!

  4. says

    I LOVE your colors!! so pretty:)
    I am a sucker for anything glitter too…have you tried the new krylon glitter blast spray paint? I am dying too, but can’t find it anywhere up in canada yet!

  5. says

    Just when I thought you couldn’t make anything cuter you go and do something like this…and totally redeem yourself – I mean totally outdo yourself! Love it!

  6. says

    I LOVE these! I love to use turquoise with fall, I think it is just a beautiful color combination! I think my house is going to be overloaded with pumpkins because I keep finding these beautiful things to try! Thanks for sharing :o)

  7. says

    If you look at my post from tonight you’ll see why I love your blue pumpkins! I got the same ones at WM and painted them turquoise and white with craft paint…great minds think alike (and all that – LOL)!


  8. Libby says

    I loved these so much, I painted some for myself last night! I also had a black one and painted the turquoise glitter paint over it – gorgeous! Now to add the picks and maybe some velvet ribbon! THANKs for the wonderful inspiration!

  9. Anonymous says

    Oooooo, I love this. I live in the middle of the desert and have a coastal theme to my house. I’ve been trying to figure out how to do a coastal Halloween. Thank you.

  10. says

    I’m in love with turquoise pumpkins! These are so cool. I have to make some for my decor… Great idea…

    Jeanna @

  11. says

    Beautiful pumpkins!! Love love glitter!! First time I hear of the glitter paint you used (I used the Krylon Glitter Blast)….new found knowledge for me! 😀 Thanks for sharing!!


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