Bedazzled Pumpkins

 

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It’s the first of October and I think it’s totally appropriate to whip out those Halloween and fall decorations and get in the spirit!  I love decorating for Halloween and I love bedazzling things, so what could be better than bedazzled pumpkins for Halloween?!  I found this idea in a magazine a few years ago and decided I couldn’t resist testing the idea out.

Here’s what was on my shopping list at the craft store:

  • 4 Different sized fake white pumpkins
  • Black & Purple Acrylic Paint
  • Silver Spray Paint
  • A bag of crystal gems
  • Black Gems
  • Fake Spiders & leaves
  • Precut silver Sparkly letters
  • Precut Black Sparkly Design
  • Craft Glue (or you can use a hot glue gun)

I bought 4 white, fake pumpkins at a craft store.  I left 2 white and painted 2 a dark purple.  I actually took royal purple and black acrylic paint and mixed them together to make this almost-black-purple.  I painted 2 of the white pumpkins with my new color.  I also spray painted a fake leaf and a fake spider, silver.

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While I was waiting for those to dry, I decorated the white pumpkins that I was not painting.  I found a cool precut design on a sparkly card stock that I glued on to look like it was swirling down from the stem of the pumpkin.  I also found some black gems that were already stuck in a pattern, and applied them to the pumpkin as well.  These do not have to be placed in any specific design but I went with one that almost cascaded down the pumpkin.  Let your creativity fly here, they’ll always turn out great!  I did leave one white pumpkin plain, which I think looked good with the group of decorated ones.

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After the painted pumpkins dried I started applying the crystal gems in the shape of a spider web.  To do this, I followed the straight lines of the pumpkin that were already there and then made a curved arch to connect them.  This is time consuming and take patience but the end result is worth it!  I used my glue gun to glue these on so they instantly stuck.  I didn’t want to deal with them sliding around if I used regular craft glue. Once the web was completed, I took my silver fake spider and glued it on to the side to make it look like it was crawling in the web.

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On the other pumpkin, I glued the precut silver letters I found, to spell out the word “Boo!”  I had also found some Halloween shaped jewels that I placed randomly around the pumpkin.  Then I glued the silver painted leaf next to the stem of the pumpkin.

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This project is fairly easy, fun and the best part is, with these fake pumpkins, you can use them year after year!

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Hope you enjoy & Happy October!

xoxo

Corporate Crafty Chic

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