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DIY Moon Phase Pumpkins

Paint these cute white pumpkins with phases of the moon for a spooky but chic front-porch display.
Painting pumpkins is far superior to carving them, in my opinion. There’s virtually no mess, and there’s no danger of cutting one’s finger on those stupid little serrated blades that come in pumpkin-carving kits. Plus, the possibilities are endless.

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Glitter Star Pumpkins

glitter-star-pumpkin-DIY-1I really just don’t enjoy carving pumpkins. For so long I tried to like it, I really did, but I’m finally saying it out loud. It’s messy, it takes too long, and my carved pumpkins never turn out how I want them to. And so, with that admission, I’ve turned this year to the art form of surface decoration, namely that which involves glitter.

I was inspired by these star-embellished Valentino booties, which I want very badly but cannot have so I decided to turn them into a pumpkin. Sort of like a reverse Cinderalla-type thing. All you need are some pretty pumpkins, a swipe of glue, a dusting of glitter and it’s bibbidibobbidiboo. You’re left sans-pumpkin slime and with an armful of pretty, sparkling pumpkins. Win-win.

glitter-star-pumpkin-DIY-3For this project, you’ll need the following:
• pumpkins, obviously
• star stencils
• glitter
• glue
• paint brush

glitter-star-pumpkin-DIY-21. Pour a good-sized dollop of glue onto a paper plate. Position your star stencil where you want it atop the pumpkin, and stipple the glue onto the stencil. Be careful not to use too much glue—you don’t want it to leak beneath the edges of the stencil.

2. Remove the stencil and sprinkle glitter onto the glue. It’s helpful to place some butcher paper under your pumpkin for this step, but you’ll still probably wind up with glitter everywhere.

3. Once the glue has dried, gently blow/tap all the excess glitter off your pumpkin so that the points of the star look nice and sharp.

P.S. How cute is my little sister/pumpkin picker/expert tractor percher Genevieve?!