Tuesday, September 23, 2008

FABULOUS PUMPKINS!!!!!!!




Tis the season to be decorating!!! My husband asked, "When did Halloween get so popular?" crazy man, seriously...I said, "Didn't you know in the decorating world Halloween is the NEW Christmas!!!!" Even we were amazed last year by all the new decor, Halloween has definately been bumped up to an all out decorating extravaganza!!!! These are gilded pumpkins if you want the whole process go to Country Living.com. Last year we did these pumpkins our own way. The effect was the same, it just didn't cost as much, it's hard to spend alot on something that is going to rot! Pick your desired pattern (by pick we mean think about it in your head), polka dots, squiggles, etc. Grab spray paint, craft paint, sponge brushes, skinny art brushes for detail, gel stain. Walmart is a great place or Home Depot for these supplies. Spray paint is around a dollar at both locations!!! Make sure there is no condensation of any kind on the pumpkin. Spray with desired color then embellish with craft paint, then wipe gel stain over the entire surface carefully. Of course in between each step you are allowing the pumpkin to dry. The aged look is accomplished with the stain! You can use spray varnish or spray glitter after if you'd like extra sparkle!!! These do not hold up well if directly hit by rain or snow!!!!

Have a FABULOUS time!!!

Love, The Tipsy Girls


P.S. The WINNER of the Tombstone giveaway----

...Smiles2all...Congratulations!!!!


To all our girlfriends, your tombstones are coming soon!!!

Lauren Marley, Deanna, Wendy, Lisa, April, Holly, Julie, Kim,
Angie, Amy, Charlise

12 comments:

tammy said...

I saw this in Country Living and loved it! That's one of my favorite magazines and I always get so excited when the Oct and Dec issues come.

Angie said...

You girls are sooooooo inspiring!! Tonia, I am sooo happy you and Marla are doing this! YOu have inspired me to make some fabulous cups and great Halloween decor! Thanks so much! I love your blog! All you have to do is look at my blog this week and you will see how much you inspire me!

Lynn said...

Just wanted you to know I voted for Wendy.
Lynn

Tanja said...

Those look great, you keep me so inspired! Congrats to the lucky winners of the tombstones-yeah girls!

SMILES2ALL said...

Yeah I won something!!! I am still hopeing to win the $50 to. my email is lindseekaye@hotmail.com

Jill said...

Voted again....different computer, different email.

Lauren and Marley said...

The pumpkins are sooooo cute!

blueviolet said...

Halloween is fun to decorate!

Deanna said...

You mean I get a tombstone? Me and my sunflowers can hardly wait!
I love all of your Halloween decor, these pumpkins are so cute.
I love you Over The Tipsy Top girls

Allison said...

I love your site! I came across this and have been devouring it since. Thank You!

Shanz said...

I saw these in Country living as well. They are gorgeous! I'm going to try it on a fake pumpkin though. Way to much work to let rot!

Julie said...

FABULOUS gourds girls!