My mom and I have been known to do some really cool crafts around this time a year. From fall wreaths, to an entire Christmas tree of hand wired nuts, pine cones and other natural items...we have done it all! One of my favorite crafts that my mother has done for years is this one. She will take a pumpkin, add items to the top and then paint the pumpkin. They turn out so beautiful and because of the paint, they last through the Holidays!
Here are the steps to making your Holiday pumpkin and the things you will need:
You can use any type of pumpkin. We actually purchased the pumpkins that you use to make pies but anything will work. The first thing that you will do is take the stems off the pumpkins.
You can put anything on your pumpkin imaginable! We used Hickory Nuts from the back yard, pine needles and potpourri. There are many types of potpourri out there but try to pick something with some large items in the bag.
Next, you will take a hot glue gun, and start gluing pieces on the top of the pumpkin. Let your creativity be your guide! They all turn out so different but so beautiful!
Now this is where you can stop if you like. I love all of the colors in the pumpkins but took these a step further by painting them all one color. It is your choice! They will be beautiful either way.
If you decide to spray your pumpkins, you can choose any color spray paint you would like. We did gold but chocolate brown would be beautiful too.
Set the pumpkins on a cup or something high so that you can get the bottoms too. Then, spray away!!!