Warning: Excessive amount of pictures below... proceed with caution.
Last summer I saw a pumpkin similar to this. I almost bought it except it was quite expensive and I didn't really need it!
I decided that I would make one instead! It's been a year in my brain, and I finally got around to it! wahoooooo!
I'm super happy with the results... I just wish it hadn't taken so long...
It's totally easy! Here goes!
Here's my spooky picture of what you need!
~ Some sort of fake pumpkin... I bought one at JoAnn's on sale!
~ GLUE! Good old Elmer's worked great!
~ Black Sequins (i used less than 2 packages that had 800 each... I think most are on the floor and my couch...)
~ Tweezers! I actually used my serger tweezers because they are really long and easy to work with.
Draw your swirly designs on with a pencil!
still more swirls
Then run a line of glue along your swirls.
Use the tweezers to place the sequins on the glue. I tried to make sure that the concave side was up so that the glue would adhere better.
As you can see, I did not 'glue' very precisely. Turns out the glue dries clear! yippee!!! No worries!
I really did use my tweezers to place each sequins individually... yep... I did like one swirl a day... maybe I do have a short attention span
One swirly all done!!!!
Continue this process forever, and then you'll have a beautiful
Bling Bling Pumpkin!
In hindsight I wonder if sequins that's ALREADY strung together would work... I mean its bendable, right? Someone try that and let me know how it goes!
I painted the stem black with some Acrylic paint I had. I wasn't liking the greenish hue with all the black sequins.
Have a GREAT Blingy day!!!!
Did you Make a Bling Bling Pumpkin??
Post it to my Flickr Group, Sew Divertimento Divas