Monday, October 25, 2010

~Glittery Fun Pumpkin Decorating Tutorial Using Cricut~

Good morning my amazingly talented crafty friends.

Not every day is a scrap day and this week I will be working
on some fun Halloween projects.
My son's teacher asked me to decorate a class
pumpkin for a contest.
The theme was Just Say BOO To Drugs
and this is what I came up with.
Of course you could use any theme you like :)

First of all I painted a BIG 10" spot of orange
Extreme Glitter on the front. Now if I had added another coat it would
have been PURE glitter, but I wanted it to be more subtle and less
feminine for the class room. This Extreme GlitterPaint is amazing!Set Pumpkin aside to dry, then using your Cricut and some Cricut vinyl
Cut your desired shape (I used cut (skull) at 8" Pumpkin Carving Cartridge)
Adhere Cricut cut shaped vinyl to from of pumpkin making sure
to pinch excess vinyl together (since a pumpkin is pretty bumpy).
Now you have 2 options, if you want a solid paint use
Folk Art Acrylic Paint, but I wanted a spooky shadowy effect
so I used a cheap can of spray paint.
I began thinking I wanted it fully painted black,
however when I saw the spooky shadow effect I decided to
leave it like this, I loved the look of it in the end.
Spritz paint lightly coating 3 times (LIGHTLY)
set aside to dry.
After I set the pumpkin aside to dry I went into my craft room
and created these tags, they were all from the Pumpkin Carving Cartridge.
I used Bazzill Glazed cardstock, and on the glittery ones I
painted them with the matching Extreme Glitter Orange Paint.
I used Thickers, and my Elmers scalloped scissors.Then I took a wire hanger, I cut the ends off.
I made sure to double cut all tags, I used Beacon Zip Dry to adhere
them to the hanger and cover the back with the second cut.
I know the Beacon Zip Dry will last and not fall apart.
That's it! Easy right? And no carving :)
If you decide to make one I would love to see your version!!!

~Happy Halloween!~
~Have a wonderful day today~
~Thank you for popping by and saying hey'~


TanishaRenee said...

what a really cute idea!

Lindy said...

This is great....TFS. So neat and gets the point across. LOVE it.

Raven B said...

This turned out awesome. We havent gotten out pumpkins yet but when we do we are sure to try this.

StampinCathy said...

I love love love this glittery pumpkin and the saying ROCKS!

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

Pretty awesome Pinky!!! that glitter paint sure does look amazing!

Lesley from WI said...

Very cool! Thanks for the directions.

Amy aka: ropergirl3 said...

In LOVE with this!

Kelly Sas said...

OMGoodness Pinky!!! Your pumpkin is Amazing!!! How do you come up with such imaginative ideas?!? Your creative brain is beyond all others! How can the class not win with your pumpkin???

Pinky said...

You are so funny Kelly LOL

Manhattan Mandie said...

LOVE this! What a cool and creepy pumpkin :) I love the spray paint effect, so cool!!!

Jingle said...


Dawn said...

What a fun pumpkin I am sure the kids will really enjoy

Melissa said...

OMGoodness! This is fabulously clever!!!

Heather said...

This is so cool!

Amie said...

Its way cute, and shoot, I love the shiny glittery pumpkin alone before even adding black and all the other fun stuff!

Debbie H said...

Love that pumpkin! I have that cartridge, I need to try that, so much easier and less messy then carving.

Mod Podge Amy said...

Pinky! I absolutely love this.

Tona said...

Wow! Great job on the pumpkin. I bet the teacher was impressed.

Scrapamum said...

Love this!!!!

Patti Smith said...

OMGoodness what an awesome there someplace around here that sells the extreme glitter paint (I beleive is what you called it) I love, love that effect...if not I will order some on line....thanks for sharing this awesome project!!

Bass Family said...

OMGosh!! Ok warning I am so going to try this pumkin!! I cannot even believe how flippin cool that is!! XoXo

Kim. said...

Pinky this is a brilliant project and I would have this in my classroom any day, if just one child takes note then it has all been worthwhile.
Kim xXx

Cassie said...

Clearly everything you do is awesome!!
I want to be your BFF!!

melody said... got it 'goin on'! i totally dig that pumpkin and saying! love it!
how creative is that!