Last night Steve had a Guys Night at our house and he had about 9-10 guys over to hang out and play ping-pong and video game basketball, etc. So Laura and Lindy and I decided to have a girls night out! We went to On The Border for dinner then headed to the "Pumpkin Patch" to get our pumpkin. He was HUGE (and heavy)!! I think it's the biggest one we've ever gotten, but he was so round and cute, he was just calling our name! :) Then we ran by Wal-Mart to pick up our candy. We have so many trick-or-treaters in our neighborhood, I always get tons of candy!
Tonight we got around to carving the pumpkin. I did the carving and Laura and Lindy scooped him out and drew the face. Here are a few of our pictures:
This is what our happy pumpkin looked like when we were done!
He is now sitting on the front porch ready for Friday night!
If you want to go a little fancier...you could try these glittery pumpkins that I saw on Martha Stewart's website. I thought they were really pretty.
Here's how to make them!
Tools and Materials
Glitter (colors used in today's segment):
54. Sedona Sun
72. Pink Champagne
61. New Penny
Paper plate or newspaper
Brown acrylic paint
Glittered Pumpkins How-To
1. With a paintbrush, spread glue over the surface of a small pumpkin. Place pumpkin on a paper plate or newspaper to catch excess glitter.
2. Sprinkle powder glitter over glue, covering completely. Let dry for an hour, then shake off excess powder.
3. Coat stem with brown acrylic paint, let dry. Once dry, the stem can also be done in brown glitter.
- It's easiest to do half the pumpkin and sprinkle with glitter, let dry, and continue other half.
- There's no need to completely cover the bottom, since it's not seen.
- Also, it's fine if your pumpkin has marks or mild blemishes, since you will be covering it with glitter.
Martha used Ultrafine Opaque and Ultrafine Pearlescent glitter, available at artglitter.com.You can buy Sobo glue in most craft or fabric stores, or at deltacrafts.com. For more great crafting products, visit marthastewartcrafts.com.