I managed to get some pumpkins yesterday from Lidl in the end as Tesco had sold out. These were the last few that they had left, so glad I went out early. Today I got out one of my tester pots and set about painting them.
I absolutely loved doing this and don't know why I haven't tried it before! The shape of pumpkins have always appealed to me just not the colour. It only took a short time to do and for these three I got through half a tester pot of Antique White emulsion paint. Perfect little craft for an afternoon and doesn't cost the earth either.
The small one, which is technically a squash, received the glass glitter treatment. The light has been really rubbish here today, grey is not the word, so found it difficult trying to capture the sparkle. But boy does this stuff twinkle in the lights. I purchased the glitter glass, which is basically miniscule shards of glass, ages ago and had almost forgotten about it. I like it because it has a vintage silver look to it rather than the harsh grey silver of modern synthetic glitters. As you can see though I clearly didn't put enough glue on, still first attempt and all that.
And this is with me holding a giant torch to see if I can get it to sparkle on camera, the things us bloggers do! It sort of worked I think.
I have to say a big thank you to all the bloggers out there who posted about these and inspiring me to give it a try. It's given me loads of ideas for next autumn but for now I am more than happy with these three little cuties around my home. Thanks for popping by.