Miss Liz Heart: DIY - Fall Decor - Thanksgiving Golden Pumpkins

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

DIY - Fall Decor - Thanksgiving Golden Pumpkins

Since I seem to fall behind on everything in my life (where are my fellow procrastinators??), I decided to get an early start on Thanksgiving. This might be the first year that we get to host a dinner in our little casita.

I bought these baby pumpkins in a set at Big Lots and knew right away that I wanted to paint them gold. 

What you will need:

1. Spray Paint - I used gold metallic by Valspar 
2. Painters Tape
3. Jewels - I used pearls and crystals both purchased from Hobby Lobby (don't forget to print a 40% off coupon from their website)
4. Glue - I used hot glue but next time I will use E6000 or another type of gem glue because hot glue was too messy

First I put down an old box to protect my patio floor, I couldn't find any newspaper so I had to improvise. Then I Covered the stems with painters tape (you can skip this step in you want the entire pumpkin gold). 

*Tip - if you want the gold to be lighter shade then I would spray paint the pumpkins with a white colored primer before applying the gold paint. 

I  let them dry for about an hour, although they were probably dry after 20-30 minutes.

Now comes the fun part - Bedazzling your pumpkins! You can get as creative as you want on this part. I did no particular pattern, I just started near the stem and alternated between pearls and jewels.

I really love how they turned out. I will be using them for a Thanksgiving center piece arrangement (stay tuned for a future post on this :)

No glitzy pumpkin is complete without a matching mani!
I used OPI Berlin there Done that and a rose gold color from VS on the tip along with Glinda by Marc Jacobs

xo Liz ♥  

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  1. These are so cute and festive :) and whats great is that it doesn't seem like it was hard to do! thanks for sharing this idea for some great decor :D

    xoxo, charlene