I was working in the yard this weekend, wow, was it beautiful outside! Anyway, I had these two gorgeous pumpkins leaning up against my dark purple mums. And although they looked really nice I decided I wanted to spruce them up a little. (Just can’t leave well enough alone.) So with a little paint, ribbon and a glue gun, (where would we be without our glue guns?), here’s what I came up with.
I used real pumpkins but the fake ones get the job done also. Either free hand or use a stencil for your letter, trace and paint in with acrylic paint. I used Martha Stewarts new glitter paint for the letters. I dotted around the letters using the tip of a paint brush to give it a little punch. Finally, I sprayed the pumpkins with a clear acrylic spray for the shinny appearance.(hint: if placing outside it will keep the squirrels from nibbling on it.) I always buy an extra one unpainted for them. SHUSH, don’t tell my husband.
Directions for bow:
Cut ribbon about 38″ long. Leaving 6 inches from the bottom , make your 1st loop and pinch the ribbon. This is your center.
Cut a short piece of thin wire and wrap around the center.
Cut a piece of ribbon about 7″ long and tie a knot in the center.
Placing the knot over the center of bow, hot glue in place. Then turn the bow over and hot glue the ends to the back side.
Now you’re ready to glue the two bows together. Place the green bow on top of the purple bow and glue in center.
Atlas, glue the bows to the pumpkin stalk and arrange the ribbon as you like.
And there you have it! ♥