Thursday, September 29, 2011

Bling Bling... PUMPKIN ! {with Tutorial}

Warning: Excessive amount of pictures below... proceed with caution.  
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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...  my husband some might say I have a short attention span...


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!


more swirls


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

7 comments:

Nancy Lee said...

Pretty, fancy pumpkins are so cool. This is a lovely piece of art. Well done!

Colleen said...

This turned out so pretty and I had no idea it was a fake pumpkin until you mentioned it! So stylin'!!!

Jennifer said...

Hi, I'm a new follower. I found you on Freestyle Friday Blog Hop. Hop over and
say hi if you get a chance Jennifer from Just Wedeminute--

I LOVE, love, love this idea! I just pinned it to pinterest. Can't wait to make it!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Sew Cute! You didn't tell me about this. BTW, I found more fabric after we parted at another thrift store. Woohoo! Need any Christmas fabric?

Stephanie said...

This turned out awesome! Definitely doesn't look like a fake pumpkin, will be trying this!!

Stephanie
chocolatecoveredbuttons.blogspot.com

Katie Ketelsen said...

Hi,
My name is Katie Ketelsen and I’m the Assistant Digital Holidays Editor at Better Homes and Gardens. I was looking through various pumpkin decorating ideas, came across your display, and loved your design!
I’m creating a new slideshow showcasing fast pumpkin ideas for your entry for BHG.com and would love to include yours. In the slideshow, we would include an image of your display, a description and tips on how our readers can replicate it, along with designer credit.
If this is something you'd be interested in, please send me an email at Katie.Ketelsen@Meredith.com. Thanks!

Michelle Lunt said...

Wow, I'm so impressed that you put those sparkles on one at a time! Your project looks fantastic. I'm popping over from bhg.com where my black & white damask pumpkins were also featured. Great to "meet" you!

Warmly, Michelle
Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust