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
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