My fellow Pyrex collectors will love this DIY Pyrex pumpkin!
Happy Halloween! I can’t believe that it’s Halloween already.
This weekend was suitably foggy and eerie for a Halloween weekend, so I got cozy inside. I’ve already sold some of my beaded Christmas spiders so I really needed to get cracking and make some more, but first I had to make one last Halloween craft. I’m a little late with this, but these turquoise painted pumpkins, inspired by my favorite vintage Pyrex pattern: Blowing Leaves, were too cute not to share!
I am loving these painted Pyrex pumpkins?
After painting a series of pumpkins turquoise for my easy turquoise rhinestone pumpkins, I started dreaming about a Pyrex-inspired painted pumpkin. I eyed up my turquoise Pyrex collection and plucked the Blowing Leaves casserole from the top shelf. The how-to is really simple, but it takes a steady hand.
Using the Craft Smart Paint Pen (found at Michael’s – this one is similar), I just freehand drew the design of mod leaves. It is TRICKY to draw on a pumpkin because it’s round and lumpy, and my design is admittedly a little wonky, but it turned out so adorably cute that I wanted to share.
Maybe you’ll feel inspired to paint your own Pyrex pumpkin and show me how it’s done. There are so many Pyrex patterns that would look perfect on a painted pumpkin – you can even download patterns from Pyrex collector website and paint your dream piece, the Pyrex holy grail. I also think this would be a little easier on a large pumpkin, which would afford more space for a more detailed design. I just love these little mini pumpkins, but for my next Pyrex pumpkin I’m going to think bigger.
Hope everyone has a safe and happy Halloween! If you’re craving a sweet treat but can’t stomach any more candy, I highly recommend baking up a batch of these easy chocolate raspberry hand pies tonight.