I began by painting my base color on all of the pieces.
I wanted a fun pattern on my pumpkin, but I didn't want to do the scrap book paper look. I decided to go with paint, tape, and GLITTER. Yes, the glitter is my favorite part of this. I didn't really do any exact measuring. I just started putting tape down and painting. I decided that I wanted to do some bigger diamonds as well, so I taped again and painted a few bigger ones. Last, using elmers glue and glitter, I filled in some of the smaller diamonds and outlined all of the big diamonds to give some texture and fun pattern.
Once the pumpkin pieces were drying, I started my leaves. I painted two of the leaves green, sanded them and then spread a glitter glue over the top to give them a little shimmer. For the other two leaves, I used mod podge and burlap. I love the texture this brought to my pumpkin.
The last thing to do was to attach the leaves to the pumpkin and add some embellishments. I used an 18 gauge wire to connect everything together. I also used some green ric rac, brown tulle and orange ribbons to cute-i-fy it.
And there you have it! A finished, extra cute pumpkin that is perfect for decorating from now until the end of November.
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