Monday, October 10, 2011

Pink Pumpkins for the Cure

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Project Queen made some AWESOME pink pumpkins!
Pink Pumpkins for the Cure
She challenged other bloggers to make their own Pink Pumpkins for the Cure.  I totally believe in supporting breast cancer awareness, and I completely believe in PINK, so I decided to make my own pink pumpkins.  
I bought a couple of dollar store pumpkins.

I primed them with some Kilz spray primer.  I don't really know if this step is necessary, but I primed to make sure all my work didn't peel right off.

I then taped off the stems with painters tape because I wanted to paint them a different color than the bodies of the pumpkins.  I sprayed the pumpkins with Krylon's Watermelon spray paint.

I recently purchased some Krylon Glitter Blast spray paint to see if it lived up to the hype.  (I started to buy the gold, but I just can't resist pink...)  I sprayed the painted pumpkins with the glitter.  I really liked the results.

After the glitter dried, I pulled the tape off the pumpkin stems and painted them with Martha Stewart's Pink Taffeta Pearl Paint.  And I embellished the pumpkins with some scrapbooking flowers, a rhinestone, and a rolled fabric flower.

I really like the results, even though the seam in the pumpkin bothers me some.  I guess I should have wrapped some ribbon around the pumpkin and put the embellishments on it to make a pumpkin belt.  Oh, well, since they only cost a dollar a piece, I think I can try again! :) 

6 comments:

  1. This turned out great. Love it.

    Vanessa

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  2. Wow, I would have never thought of pink pumpkins, yours are so cute. I love the flower embellishments.

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  3. The flowers are the best part!

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  4. Just wanted to let you know that I'm giving you The Versatile Blogger Award!! Keep up the great work!!
    http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/10/everything-under-moon-has-been-awarded.html

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  5. Hi, Bethany
    Did you get my email with my address last week? Let me know.

    Thanks,

    Vanessa

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    1. How did I miss these pretty pink pumpkins? That Glitter Blast stuff looks amazing!

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