Watercolor and Gold Pumpkins #thinkpink

Watercolor and Gold Pumpkins

I think most of you know, I love color.  And of course, I happen to love glitter too.  So when two of my favorites things happen on to be on the same projects, I tend to squeal a little in delight.   Don’t get me wrong, I do love the natural hues and textures that this time of year provides us in all things related to Fall.  But to paint them for fun or add glitter, or to give to a friend that is a Breast Cancer Survivor, makes the creation process even more amazing & meaningful.

How to make glittered pumpkin stems

It’s really quite simple, paint your pumpkins with traditional craft acrylic paint & allow it to dry (overnite is best.)  Then brush Mod Podge Glue on the stem & immediately sprinkle glitter on the stem.  You’ll be pleasantly surprised how well this works & holds the glitter.  You will naturally have some glitter fall off, but the Mod Podge Glue will hold the glitter in place.

Fall Craft for Kids Paint Watercolor Pumpkins

And then there’s this…… one of the funnest things for kids is to use a pumpkin as a blank canvas & let your kids run with it!  My oldest son, is truly a master in watercolor painting.  I could never do as good of a job as he does.  All he asked is that I don’t put that “girly glitter on his pumpkin” and of course, I didn’t.  I asked if we could paint the stem gold, and he didn’t seem to mind it at all.  This pumpkin was a 2 day project for him.  It’s such a calming project to do right after coming home from school before settling into homework.  As we all know, that transition from school to home is not the easiest, so sometimes we’ll paint to get the “calming” creative juices flowing while I prep for dinner.
To see some of his other watercolor designs, head over here and here.

Watercolor Pumpkin

I personally think it’s a work of art.

Glittered Pumpkin Stems

And then there’s the glitter.  My oh my how I love the combination of these 3 together.  They make quite a statement, don’t you think?

Glittered Pumpkins

Soft but bright pastel colors paired with shiny gold.  Just looking at them makes me squeal just a little more.  ;)

Pink & Gold Pumpkin #thinkpink

This #thinkpink pumpkin is headed to a dear friend’s home today.  She is a 5 year Breast Cancer Survivor and I thought a pink pumpkin was the perfect way to celebrate her 5th year of thriving!

Comments

  1. Johnnielyn Brown says

    I have just discovered you and so glad I have! This will be a delightful project with our 9 grandchildren! I think we will try to add names…in glitter. We wouldn’t want any mix ups! Glitter works for the girls, but I will have to do something different for the boys. I like your use of just plain gold paint.

    Your calming craft project after school is perfect. I am sharing your neat blog with my daughters, step-daughters and daughter in law!

    I look forward to more of your projects. I am headed to Target for American Craft products, as they don’t have this product on their website.

    Thank you! Johnnielyn

    • says

      Hello! You are so sweet! 9 grandchildren – how wonderful! yes, i’m SURE you will have to put names on them, that’s the way i keep my sanity around here. just keep the peace. that’s what i tell myself. have fun crafting!

  2. Saralyn says

    Saw this on Pinterest and had to check it out, very cute idea, and pretty too! I will be trying this with my 5 year old step daughter :)

  3. says

    those are seriously the longest and best stems i’ve ever seen on a pumpkin. completely adorable!!! visiting from the tatertots and jello link party

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