Wednesday, September 23, 2009

fall table decor

Glittered Pumpkins from martastewart.com.

Not just for Halloween! These would make a fab table centerpiece for a fall fete, and they can be made well ahead of time:

These decorations bring sparkle to tables and serving areas -- and they last far longer than jack-o'-lanterns.

Tools and Materials

Small pumpkins

Medium-sized paintbrush

Similar glitter in Garnet, Tourmaline, and Bronze (available for $4.99, by Martha Stewart Crafts, from
marthastewartcrafts.com)

White glue

Paper plate or newspaper

Brown acrylic paint

Glittered Pumpkins How-To
1. With paintbrush, spread layer of white 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 covered in brown glitter if desired. The pumpkins will keep for months.

Tips
1. It's easiest to do half the pumpkin and sprinkle with glitter, let dry, and continue with the other half.

2. 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.


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