3 GLAM AND SUPER EASY HALLOWEEN PUMPKINS (to incorporate with any decor)
Hello Peeps!!! OMG, can you believe Halloween is literally 2 weeks away...YIKES! Which means Thanksgiving is a month away and Christmas is right around the corner. Where did my 2017 go? *le sigh* Nevertheless, I thought it would be cool to share a quick pumpkin DIY to incorporate into your home decor for Halloween. Being the super chic and oh so glamorous person I am (don't side eye me...you too!), I didn't want any "spooky" type of pumpkins. I seriously, do not have time to be spooked out in the middle of the night (No Ma'am). However, I wanted something neutral (black and white) and a pop of GOLD and some SPARKLE, to easily flow with my living room decor. Therefore, I've created 3 super glam pumpkins that anyone can easily execute. See below, and learn how I created these super cool pumpkins.
Real or faux pumpkins
Rust-Oleum Gloss Protective Enamel- black
Rust-Oleum Universal Metallic-pure gold
Rust-Oleum Flat Protective Enamel- white
Krylon Low Odor Spray Glue
Anita's Acrylic Craft Paint
Flok Art Metallic
Wet n' Wild lipstick- sugar plum fairy
Bamboo skewer--not pictured
You will need to do these three basic steps before you DIY any of the 3 pumpkins.
Step 1: Take your real or faux pumpkins and tape off the stems OR simple remove the stems from the faux pumpkins (it will literally pop right back in).
Step 2: Spray paint your pumpkins, the desired color you want. In this case, I painted my pumpkins black and white.
Step 3: Spray paint/or paint the stems of the pumpkins gold (or whatever color you chose).
POLKA DOT SEQUIN PUMPKIN
My friends tell me that I'm childish for being overly obsessed with polka dots (haha). Creating this polka dot sequin pumpkins is by far the cutest thing ever. This is how I created it:
Step 4: Take your spray painted pumpkin, and apply the Mod Podge in a circular motion.
Step 5: Once the glue is tacky, take the slender end of your bamboo stick and put it through the inside of the sequin, and apply to the sequin to the pumpkin. Starting from the outside of the pumpkin and working your way inner. Helpful tip: I use a bamboo stick because it was difficult for me to pick up the sequin by hand and apply to glue...let's just say, it was a sticky mess.
Step 7: Let it dry--and you are all SET!!!!! Helpful tip: I like to take my low odor spray glue and spray the sequins after it's glued on the pumpkin for added adhesive.
CELFIE FACE PUMPKIN
This is definitely the year of the "celfie" or selfie...which ever you chose. You can find a cute little face on a mug, vase, and even a plant pot. Therefore, why not create one on a pumpkin. Here is how I create it:
Step 4: Once the pumpkin is dry, take a black sharpie and draw two wide U's for the eyes, and add lines for lashes. Helpful tip: for full MINK like lashes, add more lines (hehe).
Step 5: Put on your lippie (Wet n' Wild: Sugar Plum Fairy, only $1) and give your pumpkin a BIG KISS! *I don't recommend matte finish lipstick because it's not going to stick*
Step 6: Take your mod podge and glue the flowers or whatever you chose on the top of the pumpkin for some added flare!
Once again, I love the splattered effect on things whether it's on art or on fabric. Which reminds me, I think I will do a DIY on splattered curtains. Therefore, I thought it be super cool to splatter paint on a pumpkin.
Step 4: Once the pumpkin is dry, take a container and put one part acrylic paint and the other water, and get a good consistently of the two. It should be like pancake batter. Not too watery and not to thick. *the watery the paint, it will have more of a dripping effect, and the thicker the paint, you will have to apply more force for the splatters*
Step 5: Next, load the paint onto a brush and use a quick downward whipping motion onto the pumpkin. WARNING: the paint will travel far, so please do this outside.
Step 6: Let it dry, turn the pumpkin over and repeat step 5
Step 7: Once the pumpkin splatters dry--you are ALL SET!
Here’s how I styled my pumpkins on my campaign dress turned tv stand, see that post here! I hope these super easy ideas inspire you! I’d love to hear about how you decorate your home for Halloween. And if you try to re-create any of the pumpkins above, make sure you tag me! Please share in the comments below! Happy early Halloween!