October 12, 2016
Turquoise DIY No Carve Pumpkins with Black and White Rhinestone Sparkles
I have to admit that Halloween is not really my jam. I don't love orange and black as a color combo, cheap Halloween costumes have a weird smell that makes me nauseous, and, as a child-free woman, an evening when children are invited to scream at my door and demand my candy is, quite frankly, more terrifying than A Nightmare on Elm Street...
This year, though, my mission is to really embrace Fall and when I spotted a bag of miniature pumpkins at the grocery store, I decided that maybe a little no carve pumpkin decorating might help me feel more festive.
I am no longer the Scrooge of Halloween - look at my adorable DIY turquoise rhinestone pumpkins:
Of course I painted them turquoise first - that's literally how you can get me to do anything.
A package of dollar store stick-on gems (here's a similar pack on Amazon) in spoooookkkkyy black and silver added a little bit of sparkle - although I think these pumpkins look adorable in every state: plain, turquoise, be-sparkled. They're mini pumpkins! Yeah, I can get on board with this.
I also made this little "evening sky" pumpkin with a deep blue paint and a smattering of silver stick-on rhinestones:
Because these rhinestones actually come in strips, I also whipped up this pale blue mini pumpkin with black and white stripes:
Once I started bedazzling my pumpkins, it was difficult to stop. I actually really got into the spirit of things and almost bedazzled the gourds I bought for dinner (I sneak them into a chili recipe).
As I was making these, I kept thinking they would be such a great craft to make with kids because, although they're super easy and don't require any artistic talent, applying those teeny tiny rhinestones did challenge my fine motor skills! I think you could keep a medium-sized child (too big to eat the rhinestones) busy with this for quite some time.
See the transformation in me? Look at me thinking about the children! Maybe this year I won't eat the best Halloween candy and leave them with the dredges.
For more modern and colorful Halloween and Fall decor ideas, check out my new Pinterest board dedicated to Fall holidays!
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