That's what happened to me this week as I was preparing for this week's project. It's still driving me a bit bonkers because I still can't find my packet of hot pink glitter. In the end I bit the bullet and bought another packet, a girl can never have to much glitter right? (I know there's a Mariah Carey joke in there but let's just take the high road and move on...)
So, I may have mentioned before that I don't have any kids living with me. And that's probably the only reason that I don't go all out for Halloween. This year though I thought I'd do at least a little something, even if it's only for the trick or treaters that come by for candy.
There are lots of sparkly pumpkins out there in blogland but I wanted to try it out with something a little less traditional. So, I used pretty hot pinks and purples to go with the rest of the decor in my studio. Just imagine Halloween in Barbie's dream house and then you'll get the feel for what I'm going for.
The first pumpkin I did was pretty straightforward.
Here are the supplies I used:
1) I started with the small plastic orange pumpkin and began by applying glue to one section of the pumpkin at a time and then sprinkling glitter on that section:
I used a dry brush when I was finished with the glittering to sweep it off the next section. Then I had a clean area for gluing.
4)Top off your pumpkin with a sparkly hat and you're done! If your pumpkin will be handled alot and if you want to keep it for more than one year, I would also add a layer of some kind of spray varnish to seal in the sparkles.
I did decide though that I don't have the patience to do the rest of the inside of the jar. It makes it look a bit more like an acorn but that's ok. I'm happy with it this way and now I can actually put some candies inside and not worry about them being completely covered in glitter when they come out....although, like I said earlier, you can never have too much glitter!
What do you think? Now that I'm covered in glitter I think me and my little pumpkin buddy are ready for the disco. Are you going to join us?
Make sure to check back next week....I'll be announcing my first giveaway for anyone who has signed up to be a follower here at Etcetorize!
Between Naps on the Porch was my top referrer last week so go check out Susan's blog for more fun ideas and giveaways!
I'll be posting the disco pumpkins at the other linky parties throughout the week, check them out on the linky tab above.