glittered pumpkins

so what if everyone else is already on to their christmas crafts?!

i kinda forgot about fall decorating (may have been our 80*+ weather?), and was actually planning on skipping it altogether, until we re-organized my living room shelves and realized they needed something fallish.

i had some fake pumpkins i had let the girls paint a couple years ago and they were not very festive – i let them choose the colors… pink, purple, green – not very fallish.

so we gave them a coat or 2 of acrylic paint.

and a couple of $5 pots of glitter later (best glitter ever, btw)…

then we painted sections with mod podge and sprinkled on the glitter.

then we went out and bought more pumpkins because these were just too pretty to stand alone!

now i just need to spray them with a clear sealer since 30 little finger keep wiping against these guys, just to get some sparkles for their faces!


a quick funny about glitter: silas calls littering “glittering”!  so if you drop something on the ground he says you glittered.  i’m not going to correct that one for awhile.


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    This is a great idea! I have some pumpkins that could use the glitter treatment.

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    Gorgeous pumpkins!

    That said, I love “glittering” even more. Those dear things that they say when they are small tug at the heartstrings!

    My youngest used to tell people that I was Very Tangerine. I never corrected her.
    (I’m actually a vegetarian.)
    : )

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    This is my favorite fall craft!!! I do it every year! Martha’s glitter makes all the difference too, once I used normal and it worked but did not look as pretty!

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    we still wipe our noses ewith a “tennis shoe.”

    cute pumpkins.

    i have a fall post i have never posted too.

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    glittering — LOVE that :]

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    Oh I LOVE glittered pumpkins, except I use real pumpkins. I love that you used fake pumpkins and spray them with a sealer. Doing that next year!

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    Thanks for the tip about the sealer. I did those pumpkins a couple years ago, and they held up well for the most part. But I do tend find glitter around for a while after they’ve been put away. And, I agree, it *is* the best glitter. :)
    Hope all is well w/ you and the fam…. love following your blog!

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    Wow Lindsey, these are BEA.U.TI.FUL If things weren’t so hectic…..I would love to make them:-) You are just too creative.

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    The pumpkins are soo lovely. You inspire me everyday. I cannot wait to try this project. Happy Fall!!

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    How pretty! Love them :) Too cute about Silas, I love it when they say things so cute that you don’t want it to change..

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    I love this idea! I will soo be doing this next halloween! Thanks!

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    Love your pumpkins – I had to comment because my daughter calls the kitty litter “glitter” too! Couldn’t figure it out at first that she was talking about the litter. She told me one day in the store, don’t forget the glitter for the kitty. Then I got it! I don’t correct her either – it’s too cute!

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    Ooh, I love these. So pretty!

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    Love your pumpkins. We don’t “do” fall in Australia…..shame, i’d like a glittery pumpkin or two on my shelf!! Funny about that glitter…my 3 (almost 4) year old asked me the other day could we put some “clitter” on a card….teeheee

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    these are just gorgeous….I am going to store this idea for later as we head into our summer now BUT know this will look a treat on my mantlepiece come next Autumn….thankyou for inspiring, BTW I love that Silas calls it ‘glittering’……thats a 21st story for sure!!! xx

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    Very cute. Who doesn’t love glitter. My two year old calls a computer the “pooter”…I don’t correct her either because it is just too adorable.

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    girl you could make some serious money going around and decorating other people’s houses!!! YOU. ARE. AMAZING!!!

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