10/3/11

How to make a Rainbow Glitter Pumpkin!

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I am a big COLOR girl, I love everything bright, colorful, and fun. Just because the traditional Halloween pumpkin may be orange, doesn't mean it has to be! I whipped out my glitter, paint, and paintbrushes and decided to transform my pumpkin into a Rainbow glitter pumpkin!

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Rainbow Glitter Pumpkin

What you need:
–Pumpkin (mine was a medium-sized one)
Tulip 3D Paints or Scribble 3D paints in ROYGBIV colors (7 in all)
– rainbow glitter (I used Tulip® Fashion Glitter)
– paintbrush
– foam brushes
– water bin
– paper towels
– box top or surface for catching glitter
– paper plate or palette

What you do:
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1. Squeeze out your paints onto palette. Use foam brush to form first stripe on pumpkin. Paint from top to bottom of pumpkin. I even painted the stem! If you feel uncomfortable about making your rainbow rays even, mark off 7 sections with a pencil.

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2. Immediately sprinkle on corresponding glitter color. Shake off excess into your box top.

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3. Brush off excess glitter with clean paintbrush. That way you can move onto your next paint basecoat and glitter color.

4. Let dry. Spray with acrylic sealer if desired!

Here's another fun shot! If you paired two pumpkins together, you'd have Double Rainbow pumpkins!

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Hope you liked this bright and cheery project. Check out some of my other fun Halloween crafts in my sidebar features!

Please check out some of my other pumpkin creations. Click a pic below to be taken to the projects + instructions.



Until next time Swellions!
Alexa

10 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love it, the colors are great:@)

Catch A Falling Star said...

Wow!
Pretty!
I wonder how it looks under a black light?

Zombie Leah said...

Awesome! And who doesn't love glitter?

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [04 Oct 09:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Karima said...

That looks great - saw you on linky party and now gfc following you, Karima www.karimascrafts.com

Brooke (Siayla) said...

Love this!!!!

Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama said...

I love this, what a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Also, just letting you know I featured this on my blog today. Come check it out & grab a button! :)
http://artsyfartsymama.blogspot.com/2011/10/pinteresting-features-n-shtuff-6.html

http://mylittlehappies.blogspot.com said...

Your blog makes me smile!! I love all things rainbow too and will definitely be doing this--I will send you a picture!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Kathrine Bailey said...

I'm a total rainbowaholic and this is a great idea to just decorate my room anyday : )

belleparas said...

i found your blog post very inspiring and interesting. thank you for sharing this information.

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