It’s fall y’all! The sweaters are on, the air conditioning is off, and I’m five sips deep in a pumpkin latte. This felt like the shortest on record around here (NOT THAT YOU WILL HEAR ME COMPLAINING) so I’m transitioning to cold weather a little slower than usual. Instead of traditional autumnal shades of red and rust and gold, I’m thinking navy and magenta and avocado.
That’s it. Easy peasy. An afternoon of fun and you’ll be spangled up September through Christmas Tree season.
<!– end InLinkz script —>
I am DYING over these colors! I’m so going out and buying all the supplies for this so I can do it in my basement mantle area. So cool! Also thanks for the awesome glitter tip! I just made a whole pinterest board dedicated to glitter because of you!
That might be the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me.
Just the prettiest, Peaches!!! You have a tacky glue drawer. Of course you do.
Next time you are in Chicago, you gotta come over and play with it. I got glue for days!
So pretty! And festive!
Deb in Oklahoma
Ooh, gotta love any project that requires tacky glue. And glitter. It’s a fun combination with the potential for mess Every. Where.
There are artificial pumpkins now that are made for carving. They’re made of some kind of foam. I wonder if those would work, and then could be used for more than one year. But that may be more hassle than it’s worth, too, to store them for 10 months. I may have to investigate this and report back.
Yes! Those foam pumpkins are great. Actually, I saw some big white ones 40% off at Michael’s last weekend. But the stems are on the short side, so I kept it to the real things so there’d be more room to show off the glitter. If I could find long-stemmed foam pumpkins, I’d be all over it!
“transplant” a stem from a pumpkin or other gourd (maybe one you are cutting up for culinary use?) or a similarly sized twig?
Satin paint and Liberace glitter are meant to be together.
Truer words have never been spoken 🙂
Brilliant tip on mixing the glitter colors! I’ve seen Christmas decorations get into these crazy colors, but never fall decorations, and I love it. Pinning.
Yeah, why can’t fall be bright colors too? I like the idea of traditional shapes in non-traditional colors (leaves? feathers? purple turkeys – why not?) And glitter just neutralizes everything to state of “ample festiveness” so that works by me!
Lovely… thank you for the inspiration.
This is more like it Aunt Peaches!
I just think it’s dangerous to have the laser beam go into the cat’s eye! Those lasers can be dangerous! Just sayin’.
haha you had me at “It’s fall y’all” what a great idea!
April, Jennifer, Carol
Love these! I want some color with my fall décor this season and this will be how I get it. Thank you for the inspiration Peaches!!!
I think your pumpkins are fabulous! I can’t stop looking at them! Love the colours and glitter!
Ok…I am NOT the craft person AT all. But I happen to come on this site on FB and saw your pumpkins. Are you kidding me? They are friggin awesome!! I actually think even I can do this and it’s the first time I want to try something!!!! I can’t wait! Going to the craft store tomorrow. The products are at the craft store, right? Michaels or Hobby Lobby? CJ
If you want real pumpkins you can find them at the grocery store — but they have plenty of foam pumpkins and glitter and glue at Michaels. I haven’t set foot in Hobby Lobby in years, so I definitely recommend Michael’s.
The colors are pretty catchy. I like this project.
Holy moly, those colors are perfect. I love them.