These past few days I’ve been busy prepping and getting things ready for the Mammogram Party I’m a vendor for on Friday. I’ll be selling many of my pink ribbon products and other party supplies in shades of pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness, with a portion of proceeds going towards the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
I’ve also been working on a few DIY crafts that will be on display in my vendor space, like these darling mini pumpkins that underwent a very pink makeover. Inspired by Breast Cancer Awareness and the month of October, just 3 shades of paint, and some glitter was all it took to transform these cuties from plain to posh!
As you can see, the pumpkins are sporting Martha Stewart Acrylic Paint and iridescent glitter. I’m obsessed with her colors! Maybe because of some of the names like Raspberry Ice and Poodle Skirt, Jelly Bean and Cotton Candy. Let’s just say I had a bit of a field day at Michaels.
Here’s what you’ll need!
Paint & Glitter Mini Pumpkins – DIY
3-6 Miniature pumpkins.
1 medium and 1 small paint brush.
Multi surface acrylic craft paint in 3 colors of your choice. I chose shades of pink for a bit of an ombre effect.
Newspaper or scratch paper.
Painters tray or old container.
Wipe pumpkins down with a damp cloth to remove excess dirt.
Squeeze a small amount paint onto tray and begin painting your pumpkin. Paint as much of the pumpkin as you can see visibly then allow to dry (about 15-20 minutes). Once the top of the pumpkin is mostly dry, flip it stem side down and paint the bottom. Allow the bottom of the pumpkin to dry and then repeat these steps painting 2-3 more coats until your pumpkin is evenly coated. Set aside to dry.
Continue painting as many pumpkins as your heart desires, following the steps above.
It helps to use the same brush strokes in a downward motion so the pumpkins have an even finish.
Allow 24 hours for the pumpkins to dry, and they’re ready for their final accessory, the glittered stems!!
For the stems, dip your small paint brush in craft glue.
Simply coat the stems with the glue making sure not to get any on the pumpkin skin itself.
Dust in your favorite shade of glitter until fully coated.
Flip pumpkin upside down over a sheet of paper and gently tap the bottom to remove any excess glitter.
Allow 1 more hour for the stems to dry and your pumpkins are ready for display!
If you’re throwing a Breast Cancer Awareness themed event or have a fundraiser coming up, these will add a fun touch to your party decor!
posh little tip
You can really paint these pumpkins in any color that you choose, your options are limitless. Black would be fabulous, as would metallics. Great party activity for kids!
Thanks for reading! I’ll have plenty more to share soon.
This DIY is an original concept by PLD. All Images are photographed and owned property of Posh Little Designs. All Rights Reserved 2013.