I wanted to bring a little glam into my Halloween decor so I pulled out my metallic paints, Paint Couture and German Glass Glitter to make these Frightful Fancy Pumpkins.
I knew I wanted to use several different size pumpkins to add a little interest and variety.
I scoured several craft and big box stores to find the perfect mix. Here’s my pile before starting.
Here’s where I found my pumpkins;
The paper mache’ pumpkins are from AC Moore, the small pumpkins are from The Dollar Store and the medium sizes are from Walmart.
I’m ready to make these boring pumpkins FANCY!!!
Here’s what I used-
Rust-oleum clear coat spray paint- For protection, I spray painted all of the pumpkins with a clear coat.
So here is what I did to create the fancy pumpkins.
This pumpkin was painted with Arctic White Paint Couture. I used a handy foam pouncer to apply dots of Aleenes tacky glue in random spots. Before applying the glue I placed the pumpkin over a foam plate or something to catch the extra glitter. I used a plastic spoon to spoon the german glass glitter over the glue dots. That’s it really, super easy!!! You can pour the unused glitter back into the container to use on another project.
These cuties were painted with Arctic White & Baltic Black. I painted each stem with metallic paint which looked cute but it needed something more….. enter GLITTER!!!! Once I added glitter it brought the fanciness factor way up!!! The white one has Gilded Gold German Glass Glitter and The black one has Pure Silver German Glass Glitter.
You may be wondering……. What is German Glass Glitter? Well, it is real glass glitter imported from Germany.It’s manufactured with a process that dates back to the 1800’s. The Glass is coated with pure silver. It is baked or “fired” at very high temperatures. Once cooled, color coatings are added, then it is fired again. It’s then ground into various sizes called grit. 70 grit is the coarsest. Our German Glass Glitter is a mixture of several grits to create an extra sparkly finish. It is sharp so be careful while handling. You actually don’t need to touch it while applying. You can use a spoon to pour the glitter over your surface.
I used Baltic Black and Silver Star Metallic Paint polka dots with the same foam pouncer tool to make the polka dots.
Here is how I displayed my fancy pumpkins. More details on that coming later……..