To be clear, I am by no means a crafty person. If I can do this, you can too. I believe in you.[title subtitle=”(Because Carving Is SO Last Year)”]Decorating 101[/title] [infobox subtitle=”” bg=”gray” color=”white” opacity=”off” space=”30″ link=”no link”]The Goods[/infobox]
[infobox subtitle=”” bg=”gray” color=”white” opacity=”off” space=”30″ link=”no link”]The Tools[/infobox]
[title subtitle=”(You’ll need: rhinestones and Washi tape)”]Say Boo[/title]
- Spell out “BOO” with rhinestones.
- Congratulate yourself. You are done.
- Optional: Make a small bow out of Washi tape to replace the traditional pumpkin stem.
[title subtitle=”(You’ll need: glitter, glue and a roll of tape)”]Glitter Polka Dots à la Kate Spade[/title]
- Hold a roll of tape to your pumpkin. Dab glue in the negative space like so:
- Tap glitter over the glue.
- Lift the tape roll up after the desired amount of glitter has been applied.
- Clean up your polka-dot with a Q-tip.
- You may or may not find yourself a victim of the glitter ghost. Teeny tiny speckles of reflective particles may or may not be everywhere. My apologies in advance.
[title subtitle=”(You’ll need: gold gilding foil, gild adhesive, and painters tape)”]Micro Pumpkin[/title]
- Place your painter tape around the pumpkin, however high you want the gold gilding foil to go.
- With a brush, apply a thin layer of gilding adhesive where you want the foil to stick.
- Let the adhesive sit for 15-30 minutes. You can test the adhesive’s readiness by tapping it with your knuckles. If nothing sticks to your knuckles, you’re ready to go!
- Cut the foil into manageable pieces.
- Apply the foil onto the adhesive.
- Gently rub the back of the foil (the tissue paper side) to make sure the foil is pressed into the adhesive.
- When ready, remove the tissue paper.
- Apply a sealant over the foil to keep it all in place!
- Optional: Attach a name tag to your gilded pumpkin to customize it for a dinner party.
- Apply washi tape vertically along the rinds of the pumpkin.
- Place the flowers all around!