It’s time to start thinking about fall decor! I LOVE fall…and my kids can’t wait for Halloween. When I received these pumpkins from Michaels, I knew I wanted to get a little fancy. I decided to get some fancy trimmings from Michaels to glam them up a bit. I love spending my time decorating these foam pumpkins (they look so real) because they will be good next year and the next!!
On my list: Ribbon (with glitter polka dots). web coasters (to die for cute), sticky rhinestones, other ribbon, fancy webbing runner for my table (found by the baking section of Michaels), sparkly spiders & rubber bats (a touch for the kids!)
Below I will show you how I glammed up my 3 pumpkins!
PUMPKIN 1: Black Pumpkin. Using a clear adhesive runner, I applied ribbon to the sided, following the pumpkin creases. And using the self-stick gems (above) I made jewel lines in the creases alternating big and little. Love how this one turned out!
PUMPKIN 2: White pumpkin. I am in love with this tiny white pumpkin. I loved keeping it simple using the web coasters (above) found in the Michael’s baking section. I just applied clear adhesive to the front of the pumpkin and added the web. Simple…simple and so cute and classy!
PUMPKIN 3: Orange large pumpkin. I used my glitter polka dot ribbon and using 3 inch strips, created a chevron pattern on the top and bottom. I used clear adhesive to attach the strips of ribbon. Then, I took the little rubber bats (my kids love this touch), glammed them up with some Krylon silver foil spray paint. I then added these fancy bats using clear glue dots.
These pumpkins were easy to make and are so much fun to display! I love the bit of fancy they add to my Halloween decor!
How would you decorate or carve your foam pumpkin?
· All Michaels locations are hosting a Great Pumpkin Event on Saturday, October 5 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. For only $6 (which covers the cost of a 9” carveable pumpkin) kids can create their own pumpkin design and a free face painter will also be on hand. A great weekend event for the whole family!
· Did you know that Michaels offers custom carved pumpkins that can be personalized with a variety of designs and names? Prices start at $19.99 and you can them order at all Michaels locations, just make sure to place your order by Oct. 13 so that it will be completed by Halloween. Visit www.michaels.com/custom-
I LOVE this! I want a monogram one!
Check out some of our last Halloween Posts to get the “pumpkin” rolling on Halloween decor and fun!