Monday, October 26, 2015

D.I.Y. Princess Pumpkins + Starbucks Giveaway

Every year I love to decorate my pumpkins in a unique way that makes them even more fun to decorate with.  Last year I monogrammed my pumpkin, and the year before I made disco pumpkins, so I definitely had to come up with something great this year!  I'm not sure quite how I came up with the idea, but last week I decided that this year I was going to paint princess pumpkins because that is very me.  I love how they turned out, super pretty, sparkly, and girly - just what I wanted!  We have less than a week until Halloween and this is a super easy way to jazz up your pumpkins, not including drying time this took me under an hour, and looks absolutely adorable!

-2 mini pumpkins
-1 small white pumpkin
-Paint brushes
-Paint sponge
-Pale pink paint
-White paint
-Mod Podge
-Gold glitter

-Wash and completely dry off your pumpkins.
-Paint one mini pumpkin pale pink.  Paint the top of the pumpkin and allow to dry, flip over and paint the bottom of the pumpkin, allow to dry.
-Mix white and pink paint to get a paler pink paint.  Paint the other mini pumpkin this shade of pink. Follow the previous instructions for how to paint.
-Coat the top third of the white pumpkin with Mod Podge.  To give the edges of the Mod Podge an uneven look brush it down the pumpkin.
-Pour glitter over the Mod Podge, use a lighter hand as you go down the pumpkin to taper the glitter.
-Allow to dry.
-When completely dry shake off remaining glitter (I did this in my sink because I thought that was the neatest way to do it).  Then run a dry paint sponge over the glitter to help remove any excess.
~Use pictures for reference.

Have you done any fun Halloween crafts this year?

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  1. I love your Princess pumpkins.
    They completely remind me of Cinderella.


  2. Super pretty...I love how glitzy they turned out!

  3. Love how they turned out! Halloween is almost here and I still haven't decorated or carved any pumpkins!

  4. Ohhhhh, my gosh! I love the pumpkins! I'm not a huge craft girl (I don't have any patience) but this looks like something even I could do. :)

  5. I seriously love these girly-girl pumpkins. They're perfect!!!

  6. Love the idea of princess pumpkins! Too cute!

    xo Kylie

  7. These are adorable, I love anything pink and with glitter!!


    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

  8. Such a cute idea! I especially love all of the sparkle and glitter!

  9. I adore that gold glitter pumpkin! It would match my home office! So cute!

    Linds @

  10. These are so pretty! I would so do this for my house!

    x. Sabrina | Simply Sabrina

  11. Love how you created these!! I made a herringbone pumpkin this year with some sections gold, white, silver, and glitter :)

  12. Love the pumpkins,they are so girly! I think the small pale pink is my favorite.
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