Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Prettying Up My Pumpkin!

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

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!