Friday, October 23, 2009

Whimsical Pumpkin

I'm really getting bad at these titles. Sorry about that. :) But anyways I received a lot of comments and emails about the silver pumpkin. This one here, from this post.

Well this may be the worst and/or easiest tutorial ever. Take a pumpkin; preferably one from Michael's at 60% right now! This one here is a bigger one, he was 7.00ish the smaller one was 4.00 and tax.

Grab some silver spray paint- any will do. Take a sharpie and write whatever you wish, I preferred House of Czuk--Scribbly and not perfect-I'm cool with that; it looks kind of like something out of the Wizard of Oz doesn't it? No? Really? Huh.

Then add some witches brooms and polka dots. Easy peasy. Once everything is dried put about 17 coats of high gloss clear, this gives it the sheen. I love it- it's the one thing that everyone comments on when they come over.

Even with all drips, I love it. Remember Nester's Mantra "It doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful!"



Sorry about the lack of photos; I'm no pro at the tutorial game! Come back tomorrow for a front porch reveal, that is if the rain lets up! Night!


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24 comments:

♥Amber Filkins♥ said...

It's so cute! What a good idea! ♥ it!

The DIY Show Off said...

It really is cute and whimsical. I can see why it gets compliments. Great job. Sometimes the simplest of DIY projects are the cutest.

Roeshel

Mayhem and Moxie said...

You are simply amazing! I found your link through A Soft Place to Land last week and have been addicted ever since. Hard to believe that so many different and absolutely wonderful blogs link up in one place every week.

I have so much to learn. :)

-Francesca

tales from an oc cottage said...

So cute!!!!!

m ^..^

sarah { abeachcottage } said...

too cute, love it!

sarah

Jennifer Juniper said...

It's so cute with your name on it! Great idea :)

flyingheartfield said...

That is adorable!

shannon said...

I love the silver! It looks so pretty. The drip is so small, seriously.. I would have never noticed it if you didnt point it out.

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Sooo cute! I love easy peasy projects, they're my favorite kind. It's nice that you personalized this!

Paula said...

Very cute!!

Brittany at Mommy Words said...

So simple and cute. I could actually do this. Yipee! My kids will be so excited if we have one decoration!

jenjen said...

That pumpkin is darling! I wish Halloween was a year long! I keep seeing so many fun ideas and I don't have enough time to do them. Maybe next year? I am def making this one sometime. It is so cute!

XOOX
Jen

pk said...

It turned out so cute! I like the idea of putting "house of..." on it - haven't seen that before. Great job! Have a good day...

pk @ Room Remix

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

They are darling! I love them.
Laurel

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

What a fun pumpkin!! I loveeeeee it!! I love the writing, you did a Beautiful Job!

The Blonde Duck said...

Popped in to say hi! I LOVEEE that pumpkin! So much cooler than your average jack o lantern!

Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

I'm totally in awe of your handwriting. Seriously, mine would look like a third grader did it.

Christine said...

Your pumpkin is adorable! It really turned out nicely!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Cute pumpkin! I wish I could freehand like you but I would have to have a decal or something for mine to look as good!

debra said...

That turned out so cute!

Sarah said...

Love the pumpkin! God's blessings, Sarah :D

The DIY Show Off said...

haha - I'm happy you're crashing the party! Thanks for participating! I love having all of the links/creative ideas in one easy to access place!

:)

Roeshel

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Sometimes to simple and easy things are the best. It just goes to show how anyone can make pretty & custom things for their home. I'm sure this tutorial gives people the confidence to do that!

Meghan said...

So sweet!

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