October 10, 2011

Monogrammed Pumpkin

I saw a really pretty pumpkin HERE the other day on Pinterest.  I took inspiration from it and made this one.



They had glued rhinestones all over the original one and I thought to myself, "This is a job for Beads in a Bottle!"  It's such a cool product.  A couple of you asked where to find it and JoAnn's is carrying it or you buy it online HERE.


So I thought I'd also add a monogram to mine.  I just went for it.  I did the "H" and then I made the swirls above.  I just did a row of dots and then added another and another.  Keep in mind if you try this, that the beads grow a little after you squirt them out.  They kind of expand a little as they settle.  You can see there are spots where my dots overlap a little because of that.  However, if you mess up, you can always wipe that area off quickly and start over.



Doesn't it look like little jewels or beads?  



It took less them 10 minutes.  Plus, I liked not having the giant mess you do with carving.  

  
On top of that, the carved pumpkins rot quickly, but this one will be around till Thanksgiving.  Sweet.


Thanks for reading.

14 comments:

  1. Pretty pumpkin! Love how you have found so many different ways to use Beads in a Bottle!

    I've also seen similar ideas on Pinterest using brass nails hammered into the pumpkin, so that's what I thought you did at first! Your idea looks much easier :)

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  2. Great idea! I spotted Beads in a Bottle at Michael's just yesterday! I wish I would have seen this post then because I would have picked it up!!

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  3. Cool! I might just have to get me a bottle of that! I think carving pumpkins are gross!!

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  4. This is beautiful! I want to get a pumpkin and put a mum in it.

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  5. Wow! It is amazing!I love the idea and the pumpkin itself :)

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  6. that's a clever idea, cheri! i was going to hit up joann's today anyway...

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  7. I LOVE That this is SO much less messy than carving. Looks like I need to add this to my "to do" list!

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  8. I'm thinking of using a "funkin" so I have it longer than just this season. Perfect!

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  9. Now that is unique. I've not seen this done yet this year. It looks amazing.. well done!

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  10. Really cool! I thought it was the thumbtack pumpkin thing. Until I read the post. They look so shinny! I would not have guessed it was paint! Great job.

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  11. This is so much neater than carving...you're right! I'll have to try this :)

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  12. If your boys still want to have some pumpkin fun with no mess and less rot, try mr. potato head pieces. We've done these for several years with the kids. They may need a little help pushing the pieces in the first time but after that, they can mix and match and switch features around as much as they want. Ours have always lasted a long time and the kids rearrange them daily! Have fun!

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  13. this is such a simple but great idea!! no need for messy pumpkin carving!!

    I'm a new follower!

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  14. It turned out great! I love the fact that there is not big mess :) I might have to pick that stuff up on my next trip to the craft store!

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