Tuesday, September 13, 2016

A Perfect Pumpkin Project!

I recently made my mom a bedazzled monogram pumpkin.  She has always liked my half pumpkin which I shared with you last month.  My Monogrammed Pumpkin was easy to create and I love the way it looks.  I decided to make my mom and dad a larger, whole pumpkin.  Here is what you will need for this simple project.

The Starting Line-Up:
One- Cream Pumpkin of Your Choice, Sold at Michael's Craft Stores
Martha Stewart Brushed Bronze Metallic Craft Paint
Foam Paint Brush
Ribbon
Peel and Stick Bedazzling Items

You have to admit that the cream pumpkin directly from the store is boring.  Let's add some life and character to this pumpkin!  Using a disposable bowl, pour a little paint in the bowl.  Wet the foam brush and squeeze out any excess water. Using long strokes, paint the surface of the pumpkin going in the direction of the grooves. Allow the paint to accumulate in the grooves, creating natural, darker areas. I placed my pumpkin on its side so that I could paint the bottom as I made the long strokes of paint.  
I allowed one side to dry then flipped it to the other and continued in that manner until the pumpkin was completely bronzed. Take a look at your pumpkin and add a little more paint to the grooves if needed.  Allow to completely dry.
Here comes the fun part! I always start with the monogram.  The monogram will be on a large sheet.  Carefully peel away the protective backing from the monogram.  The sticky part will be under the lettering only.
Carefully position the monogram on the pumpkin.  I have found that you can re-position if you are careful.  Once you have it in place, press down to adhere more securely.  
The next step is to adhere the scroll work to the pumpkin.  This is more difficult, but can be done with a little patience.  Decide where you want the scroll work before you pull off the protective backing. 

Carefully position the scroll work on the pumpkin. If you need to re-position, carefully remove the section and re-position it on the pumpkin. Lastly, you will need to attach a cute bow to the top.  I decided to go with this cute and simple black and white plaid bow.
My mom placed the pumpkin on a wreath of fall berries in her dining room window and it looks adorable! This is an easy project which can be completed in an hour.  To get you in the mood for this cute fall project, light a fall scented candle and sip a cup of pumpkin flavored coffee while working on your pumpkin!  Happy crafting everyone!

Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse
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8 comments:

  1. What a great result you got from this project. I like it!

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    1. Thank you Ellen. I was happy with the way it turned out!
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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  2. This is SO cute! Thanks for the directions!

    Jane

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    1. Hi Jane,
      It's an easy project as well as pretty cute! Who doesn't like a blinged out monogram? Have a great week!
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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  3. WOW! Just loved this. Thank you so much for dropping by at my blog and your kind words and I definitely love working with the special children. Really feel so Blessed ! Have a great day!!

    Hugs,
    Shantana

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    1. Hi Shantana,
      Glad you liked my monogrammed pumpkin! Keep up the good work with the special needs children you teach. God has given you a special gift!
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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  4. Your pumpkin is so cute! I love the monogram and the way you painted it! Also it is a very good tutorial! Thank you for sharing your art and your love of home!

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    1. Hi Lynn,
      Thank you for the kind words regarding the monogrammed pumpkin tutorial. Have a great week!
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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