Oct 2, 2012

Gold Bling Pumpkin DIY

Make a cool and stylish metallic pumpkin in no time using Tacky Glue and a string of gold mardi gras beads.  Such a sophisticated look that screams upscale, don't you think?  Here's how you make it!

What you need:– small round pumpkin
– 3 yards gold plastic mardi gras beads (you can also use several bead necklaces)
– Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
– scissors

What you do:
Starting at top of pumpkin, squeeze out a small amount of glue and attach gold beads in place. Add glue and tightly swirl around pumpkin, making sure to keep the rows tight. Do 4 or 5 rows and let dry .  Come back to the pumpkin later and do a few more rows, let dry. Finally, complete your pumpkin by finishing the bottom off. Since you don't see the bottom, I actually didn't bead that part, so that the pumpkin had a sturdy base, as opposed to a wobbly one.

If I did this project again, I think I would spray paint the pumpkin gold before I wrapped the beads, but it still is a very stunning pumpkin on it's own. I envision setting this next to other metallic pumpkins in different textures and techniques. Would make for a beautiful display.

Don't be afraid to try out other mardi gras beads or mix and match colors for a striped effect!

I would love clicked on some of my other fun pumpkin designs. I have over 30 inspiring pumpkin crafts to choose from!

Until next time Swellions!
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Jo said...

Darn, wish our puppy hadn't just eaten a strand of these gold beads just yesterday....

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' your bling'd up pumpkin! Looks like you've been having fun:@)

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 3 post on Oct. 03, 2012. Thanks again.

jentwo said...

You could spray paint it not just gold, but also black, green, or purple, for more color variations.

Debbie Blair said...

I came across you blog and fell in love with it. You are one creative lady. I love being creative also. I am new with my blog www.infoformydaughters.com. I would love for you to see the craft I did with paint samples and cupcake liners. You have made a follower out of me!

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