Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Painted Pumpkins


Painted Pumpkin... nice alliteration, ehh? We were just talking about those the other day in school... anyway- on to the craft!

I bought 3 pumpkins from the Dollar tree (woowoo!)
They needed to be painted....even the orange one. It was spotty, and very uneven. I just used regular craft paint..and applied it with a sponge brush. Like my cardboard box painting area? Nice, isn't it?
Cut out some Halloween shapes out of vinyl. Use the outside part as a stencil. Press firmly. I had trouble getting mine to stick well- guessing this is due to the roundness (is that a word?) of the pumpkin. Fill in the stencil with black craft paint. Remove the Stencil...
After they dried, I sprayed mine with a gloss spray- they were very ugly dull....MUCH better after this step! (bought mine at Michael's)
I added ribbon around my white pumpkin.... and a little dog hair too. oops. Fold the ribbon in half and stick a pin through the folded end.
Gracie Bear- supplier of dog hair. Isn't she cute?!

K, back to the project- Stick the pin into the pumpkin (as close to the base of the stem as possible).
Ta-Da!

48 comments:

  1. Your pumpkins turned out great! Awesome job!

    ReplyDelete
  2. these look great!! AND on a budget -- even better =) thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  3. These are great! I'm inspired to go paint something on my pumpkins!!! Visiting from So Very Cheri!

    ReplyDelete
  4. They look awesome! I love the ribbons!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love these pumpkins! Especially the white one with the ribbons :) Must make visit to cheap shop soon (we have the Pound Store here in the UK) to get some stuff that I can beautify :) Thanx for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Those are adorable! I am sharing on my FB page!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. That is so, so cute! I love how you added the ribbons to the top of the pumpkin! Great idea. Thanks for sharing at my party!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Such an adorable idea!!!

    ~Lori @ Paisley Passions
    Paisley Passions Linky Party Thrilling Thursdays

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love your pumpkins! I can tell you had fun doing it...love the ribbon that you added. I'm your newest follower..

    ReplyDelete
  10. Very nice! I love the black and white. And I love a blogger with a dash of self-deprecating humor too.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wow! Your decorations look great! I am starting to feel bad that I haven't done much yet. LOL

    Please stop by and link up at my Theme Party Thursday linky. I'd love to have you! :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Thank you! and I forgot to mention I love the dog hair reference. I got a chuckle out of that one! :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Very cute! I just found your adorable blog & I'm your newest follower! Just wanted to say hello!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Love the white one...I may have to try that out! Thanks for linking up to The Halloween Scene!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Those are so cute! I love all the ribbons! I am glad that I am not the only one who decorates with pet hair too! ;)
    Partying with you at Frou Frou decor!!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Oooh, I love the B&W one with the ribbons! So cute! Here from Frugalicious Friday.

    ~ The Speckled Dog

    ReplyDelete
  17. I didn't know the Dollar Tree had these pumpkins! I am going TODAY! I love your pumpkins. I will definitely be making some of these this weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  18. WOW! These are absolutely fabulous, and I love what you did with the ribbons! Too cute!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Super cute and totally festive!!!

    www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. I love the one with ribbon! Great job!

    ReplyDelete
  21. You did a cute job. It's amazing how far you can stretch decor at the dollar store.

    ReplyDelete
  22. cute cute cute! i just might go to dollar tree now!

    Kimra
    crafty-cove.blogspot.com
    kimraskreations.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  23. If you are looking for a Halloween costume idea, I manually have picked up 50 Best Halloween Costumes.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Amazing - dollar store pumpkins - you're too good! Love your mantal - so festive! Thanks so much for planting your creative seeds at Plant a Punkin Seed Party.

    Hugs,

    Kristi
    Punkin Seed Productions

    ReplyDelete
  25. This post made me smile! I bought the same pumpkins and I have been out in my garage spray painting them! Although I will admit yours are much cuter than the ones I had in mind so I think I'll be copying you...thanks!
    I'm stopping by through Sunday Showcase!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Great look for the new pumpkins!! Got a chuckle about the dog hair! Every time I try to do anything there is a dog or cat hair getting in the way!

    Comin by way of ISVC at Cheri's

    ReplyDelete
  27. Very cute! I am visiting from Its So Very Cheri. Love the black and white combo. Looks very good.
    Sherry

    ReplyDelete
  28. I am sucker for ribbons, great job!

    ReplyDelete
  29. i'm loving your whole mantle, and that adorable little dog. so cute!!

    ReplyDelete
  30. LOVE these :) come on over and link up to MMM!

    ReplyDelete
  31. ANother cool crafty chic out there...you had a great twist on these pumpkins...loved them!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Awesome pumpkins! Cute Dog! Where did you get the idea for the b&w one with all the ribbons? Haven't seen anyone doing that yet... you might of just started a new rage ;) Very neat!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Thanks girls:)!! Y'all are all so sweet!! The idea for the ribbons?...Everything is cuter with ribbons!I didn't do them all with ribbons b/c I thought it would be too much...maybe not?!

    ReplyDelete
  34. I love the painted pumpkins-- your ribbon idea makes them so unique!

    ReplyDelete
  35. Just fabulous! I needed some inspiration and you gave it to me. New follower from Just Something I whipped Up @ Creative Girl.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Those pumpkins are so clever!

    ReplyDelete
  37. Those are sooo cute! I love the white one! I'm your newest follower!!

    -Michelle @ Bunch of Craft

    ReplyDelete
  38. I featured your pumpkins on my blog today:

    http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/2010/10/wednesdays-wowzers.html

    Thanks so much for the inspiration!
    ~Alison

    ReplyDelete
  39. This whole post is so stinkin' CUTE! I love the pumpkins!

    Thanks for linking to Crazy Cute! Don't forget to stop by on 10/7 to see if you won the giveaway! :)

    www.betweenuandme.com

    ReplyDelete
  40. Those pumpkins are absolutely adorable! Very crafty and creative!

    Teresa

    ReplyDelete
  41. Thanks for sharing your great project with us at A Crafty Soiree! The pumpkins look fantastic on your mantle and I love your trees too. Please join us next time too!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Very cute!

    Melissa
    http://www.burstsofcreativity.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  43. Thanks so much for linking up with Theme Party Thursday! You know I love these. I am thinking to use them for a ladies craft night!

    MckLinky is updating today and the links are disappearing, but I just wanted you to know I have saved everything and I will re-enter it for you if it doesn't come back. What are the odds today would be THE day? LOL

    ReplyDelete
  44. Cute! Totally doing this weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  45. I love the ribbon! I have a dollar store pumpkin that I just left orange. Now I am thinking I need to paint it white and add some ribbon. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  46. Your whole mantelscape is fabulous! And yes, Gracie Bear is adorable! Thanks for linking up!

    ReplyDelete
  47. Your pumpkins are fabulous! My favorite part is how you attached the ribbon. Such a simple solution yet perfect! I have a little ribbon addiction yet I've been stumped on how to add them to my monogrammed pumpkins. Thanks for sharing!
    God's blessings,
    Sarah :D

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts with Thumbnails