Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Prettying Up My Pumpkin!

Thanks to Jen at Sanctuary Arts at Home for hosting the Pretty Your Pumpkin event!

UPDATE-10/9/08
Finally here is my pretty pumpkin! First I have to thank my husband for his great help in making my pumpkin the prettiest it could be. Glitter doesn't like staying inside the lines (which is one reason we love it, right??) so there was a fine layer of orange glitter over the entire thing when I was done. As I pondered how I was ever going to get that extra glitter dust off, he lept into action.

Extra long extension cord? (for taking the party outside) Check!
Hair dryer? Check!
Small paint brush? Check!

And he proceeded to ever so gently blast away those errant bits of sparkly-ness. Thanks, babe!

Here's what I started with:





Check out that price!

And for the main event...Ta-da!

You can't really tell from the picture, but that stem is all sparkley black and so pretty!



It ain't perfect, but boy is it pretty!


Here's a little bit of my Halloween decor. I'll have to show some close-ups in another post.

But for now I'll leave you with this guy...he's got his slightly droopy eye on you.


Original post-10/8/08:




Oooo, time got the best of me, and I'll have to finish my post after work today, but here's a little sneaky peek to entice you to come back and see my pretty pumpkin!

18 comments:

Jen r. said...

HHHMMMMM.. I am intrigued! Thanks for joining in on the party!

Half of the Style Sisters said...

oooh sparkles! Can't wait to see!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Ooooo....the suspense! (I even checked back in from this morning! :-)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I'll be back!

I am on my 98th post. So come on by and stay tuned for something great.

Ms. Tee said...

I am intrigued, too - I love swirly things and I think I see a swirl forming there. :)

Lainey said...

Excited to see Halloween pumpkin..!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Lovely!! I bet you and your husband are almost as sparkly as the pumpkin (glitter not only doesn't like staying in the lines, it likes staying on you. Forever! :-)

I love that display you have...is that an old cutlery box or something that everything's arranged in?? I'm trying to figure out what it is...'cause it's VERY cool.

Cher said...

I've always heard that those arriving late to the party are the prettiest. And you, glitter pumpkin, are definitely pretty!

The Texas Woman

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

That looks great! I love that black sparkly stem!

Ms. Tee said...

That's very cute! I love the swirls & you can never go wrong with glitter. :)

Jen r. said...

It looks great! You did a fantastic job and I love the swirls!!!! It was worth the wait!

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a wonderful idea that you did with that pumpkin.
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Smilingsal said...

You're a crafty one. I'm giving away 3 free books, so be sure to stop by. Happy Pink Saturday? ;-)

Katie said...

Wow what a pinkin, uhm, pumpkin! Happy Pink Saturday!

Jean Tuthill said...

Your pumpkin is beautiful, I love sparklys, too. I also like your crow, I've been trying to find one for two years now. Can't wait to see the rest.....

Stephanie said...

That is inspiring!! I want to do one!!

Stephanie

mommyholly said...

Oh my gosh, that pumpkin is SOOOO cute!!! I love sparkles! It looks great, what a cute idea:) xo!

Christian said...

This is now on my crafty-to-do list, I love it!