Monday, September 7, 2015

A Bedazzled Monogram Pumpkin

I saw half-cut pumpkins at Michael's Craft Store and had to have one.  After quite a bit of debate, I decided I wanted to bedazzle my pumpkin with a simple monogram and a little scroll work.  I was in the mood for an easy project and this one fits the bill. The entire project took no more than an hour to complete.
The Starting Line-Up:
One- 1/2 Cut Pumpkin of Your Choice, Sold at Michael's Craft Stores
Martha Stewart Brushed Bronze Metallic Craft Paint
Ribbon
Peel and Stick Bedazzling Items
If desired, you may want to apply a glaze to your pumpkin before bedazzling.  I chose Martha Stewart brushed bronze metallic paint.  Use a sponge brush and paint the glaze on in sections.  I added a little more glaze to the natural crevices in the pumpkin.  If you put too much in an area, simply wipe it off before it dries.  I did a few practice strokes on the inside of the pumpkin before starting on the visible side. As you can see in the close-up before and after photo, it's adds a nice touch.
The monogram and scroll work come in sheets.  Trim away the excess portion of the sheets and position the items on the pumpkin prior to peeling and sticking.  This gives you the opportunity to get an idea of where you want everything to be placed.  Next, gently peel off the backing and place the items on the pumpkin. TIP!  If you have a large embellishment, peel off a section at a time of the backing.  The items will be easier to position using this manner.  If you don't like the positioning, I found they can be peeled off and re-positioned.  Continue in this manner until the pumpkin is bedazzled to your hearts desire. Add a cute ribbon topper and that's it!  I love mine!
Bedazzled Blessing from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse
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    1. Glad you like it. If you have a Michael's Craft Store near you, the pumpkins are on sale 50% off this week! Come back next week. I'll be sharing another "pumpkin project"!
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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    1. Thanks Stacey! It was quick, easy, and the pumpkin was on sale! Come back next week. I have another Pumpkin Project up my sleeve!
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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  3. Great idea for a Fall Decoration and so easy!!

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    1. Hi Suzan! Don't you just love easy?! I am so busy that it's nice to find a project that won't take days. Have a wonderful week!
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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  4. I am going to try this and put it on my infamous chalkboard that never has anything written on it. Great idea to use half a pumpkin. Always looking for a reason to head to Michaels.

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    1. What a terrific idea! I have one of those too! I used to write cute little sayings on my chalk board, but tired of coming up with new ones! The pumpkins are 1/2 price now at Michael's. You picked a good time to head that way!
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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    2. What a terrific idea! I have one of those too! I used to write cute little sayings on my chalk board, but tired of coming up with new ones! The pumpkins are 1/2 price now at Michael's. You picked a good time to head that way!
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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  5. The pumpkin turned out fabulous.

    Hugs Diane

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    1. Than you, Diane! It was very easy. That hardest part was deciding what items to put on the pumpkin! Thanks for stopping by and come back soon.
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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  6. Lynda...thanks for visiting me at My Kentucky Living! I love this 1/2 pumpkin idea and may give it a try. I am always amazed, well not really, of the creativity so many have!
    I will be back.
    Sheila

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  7. Lynda...thanks for visiting me at My Kentucky Living! I love this 1/2 pumpkin idea and may give it a try. I am always amazed, well not really, of the creativity so many have!
    I will be back.
    Sheila

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    1. Hi Sheila! I am so glad you dropped by Still Woods Farmhouse. This was a very simple craft. I am not sure if I mentioned it in the blog post, but I started it around midnight and was finished within an hour. My plan was to glaze the pumpkin and finish the rest the next day, but I got anxious and had to finish it. You know that feeling! Looking forward to visiting you again at My Kentucky Living. By the way, I think Kentucky is a beautiful state! I want to do the horse ranch tours one day. Have a Terrific Tuesday evening.
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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  8. Lynda, this is so cute! Thank you for sharing! You are one of the features from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's bash! http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/09/make-it-pretty-monday-week-150.html Hope to see you again! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Kathryn, thanks so much for the honor! I am glad you liked my pumpkin project. I am about to glaze a bunch of other pumpkins while I am waiting for supper to come out of the oven and will bedazzle another one of them. Thanks for stopping by and featuring my bedazzled pumpkin!
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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  9. You surely added some pizzaz! Wonderful job! Diane

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    1. Thank you Diane! I have never "bedazzled" anything, but enjoyed bedazzling this pumpkin. Thanks for stopping by!
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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  10. Hi Lynda, super cute pumpkin! I have added the bedazzled to a real pumpkin before, but love it on the half pumpkin. Plus, who knew you could buy them already cut in half? My daughter did a project a couple years ago and put a half pumpkin in a frame. They had to cut them in half. Thanks for sharing with SYC. I will be featuring you this week.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thank you Jann! I am so excited to be featured on your lovely blog. I saw a cute half pumpkin project and thought I would have to cut the pumpkins in half as well. I was surprised to see that Michael's saved us the cutting!
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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  11. Hi Lynda! The Weekly Feature Series is live! You are one of the 25 Amazing Features from the Week. Here's the link to check it out. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/09/weekly-feature-series_20.html Have a lovely Sunday! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Hi Katherine! Thank you so much for featuring my bedazzled pumpkin. It's an easy project and I hope that your readers enjoy it.
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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