Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Fall Decor Challenge!

Michaels Craft Stores are having an August Fall Decor Challenge.  I'm always up for a good challenge!  It may seem early, but according to my Blue Sky (love them!) calendar, we only have 24 days until September. I don't know about you, but this house is decked out in fall decor by the beginning of September.  Last year, I made this adorable, bedazzled monogram pumpkin in less than an hour.  Take a look at the simple tutorial and then head to your local Michaels Craft store.  All pumpkins are on sale now.  You might find a different project that meets your fancy.

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.  I learned this after having a little trouble with the monogram. 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!
Hope to see you back on Thursday.  I am sharing a delicious, healthy...yes, the two words can be combined...salad you will want to try!  
Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

16 comments:

  1. LOVE this!! I am so looking forward to Fall as it is my favorite time of the year and with another 90 Heat Wave coming this weekend, Fall can not come fast enough for me!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. Me too Deb! It is so hot and humid where down here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The heat index for today is 105 and it is cooler today than yesterday. It's the humidity that's the kicker! Bring on the fall weather!
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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  2. Love it! Did you have to cut the pumpkin in half yourself or are they sold this way?

    Jane

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    1. Hi Jane,
      They come that way. They have different sizes too and are now on sale! Have a great week!
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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  3. Oh this is just so cute! I may just have to make a trip to Michael's! Thanks for the tutorial :)

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    1. Thanks Debby! It is a quick project and you can jazz it up anyway you want. I went to Michaels yesterday to grab a smaller pumpkin to bedazzle and they are 40% off now. Happy bedazzling!
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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  4. This is adorable! I love the glaze you used and who doesn't like a little bling.;-)

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    1. Hi Lisa,
      Thanks for stopping by and visiting me! Yes, we all like a little bling! Let me know if you try this project.
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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  5. Did I comment already? Not sure if I did and it disappeared. Anyway, I love this!! Sharing on FAcebook right now.

    Happy Thoughts of Home. :)

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    1. Hi Stacey! Thanks for sharing on Facebook. It is such an easy project and I like to share easy ones! Have a Terrific Thursday!
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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  6. Such a darling idea. Thank you for sharing at SYC! :) Jo

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    1. Thank you Jo! I think it's kinda darling too! Have a great week:)
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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  7. Very cute! My daughter did something similar with a half pumpkin, but put it in a frame. Fall will be here before we know it. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. That's a great idea! I might borrow your daughter's idea and display mine inside a frame.
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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  8. Love this, Lynda! I prefer neutrals in my fall decor and there is just something elegant about your black and cream pumpkin. Thank you for sharing your creation at Vintage Charm! Pinning!

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    1. Glad you liked it. It definitely fits in a neutral palette. I am not much on bling, but enjoyed "blinging" this pumpkin!
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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