Decorative (Funkins) Pumpkins

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As much as I am going to really miss summer…I do enjoy decorating for fall. I love the bright colors, cinnamon candles, cool afternoons and pumpkins. Lots and lots of pumpkins. I was shopping at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store recently and found these “Funkins.” They are carvable faux pumpkins.  http://www.joann.com/10-funkin-orange-artificial-carvable-pumpkin/13354964.html

 

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I was sharing pumpkins on the show and thought these would be ideal. They are lightweight and the perfect shape and size. I thought they would be great to decorate and preserve.

 

 

Here are a few ideas.

White and Gold Pumpkins

 

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Supplies:
1-White Spray Paint
2-Mod Podge
3-Gold Glitter

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4-Gold Metallic Paint
5-Craft Sponge and Spongits
6-Decorative Ribbons
7-Hot glue gun

How to:

Gold Glittered Pumpkin
1-Spray paint the pumpkins white
2-Use a craft sponge and top the pumpkin with Mod Podge.
3-Heavily shake gold glitter over the sticky Mod Podge and let it dry.

Gold Dotted Pumpkin
1-Spray paint pumpkins white
2-Use craft spongit and metallic gold paint to “dot” the pumpkin. (Dot lightly! Some of mine were heavy and started to drip-hence why I added the stripes.)

 
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3-Use gold ribbons to create bow topper

 

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Lacey Pumpkin

 

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Supplies:
1-Spray Paint (I chose turquoise)
2-Lace
3-Ribbon

How to:

1-Spray paint the pumpkin
2-Wrap the pumpkin in lace. I used wide lace from a spool.

 

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3-Tie the lace at the top with a ribbon.

Rhinestone Pumpkin

 

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Supplies:
1-Folk Art Chalk Paint
2-Paint brush or craft sponge
3-Rhinestone letter (sticky back)
4-Burlap ribbon and other glittery decor form floral department
5-Hot glue gun

How to:
1-Paint the pumpkin. (This paint took a little longer to dry.)
2-Stick the letter on.
3-Add ribbon and glittery decor to top with your hot glue gun.

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Peacock Pumpkin

 

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This one was not a “Funkin.” I used a Papier-mâché type pumpkin. I spray painted it gold before I took a picture (sorry!).

Supplies
1-Pumpkin
2-Paper covered craft wire
3-Craft Peacock feathers
4-Mod Podge
5-Glitter

How to:

1-Spray paint pumpkin
2-Cover top with Mod Podge
3-Heavily coat with glitter
4-Push craft wire through the top and curl with your finger
5-String the feathers on the wire

 

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“Shaky Bones” Pumpkin

This one is my favorite! My friend, Emily Tucker, made a traditional, Autumn wreath and then added a little skeleton and some feathers. It was so cool and creative. I used her wreath as the inspiration for this pumpkin.

 

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Supplies:
1-Folk Art Chalk PaintIMG_6605
2-Paintbrush or craft sponge
3-Fall flowers
4-Ribbon
5-Twine
5-Tiny Skeleton
6-craft feathers
7-Power drill
How to:
1-Paint the pumpkin
2-Drill holes to push fall flowers through
3-Wrap flowers with ribbon
4-Use twin to tie the feathers and skeleton on.

 

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I purchased all of my supplies from Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores.

 

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I also shared this on NBC, WSLS 10, Daytime Blue Ridge’s “Living with Lindee.” Here is the clip.

http://youtu.be/NQhbx4mtvNQ

 

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Thanks for stopping by! What creative pumpkin ideas do you have?

 

 

American wife to this Indian life. I am a right-brained, American woman married to a left-brained Indian man. I love art, design, up-cycling and multiple DIY projects at the same time. He loves simplicity and order. Follow us on this cultural collision as I combine our personalities and cultural differences through art, design, food, and raising kids. When I am not working on a craft or project, I co-host a lifestyle/entertainment show called "Daytime Blue Ridge," on our local NBC affiliate, WSLS 10. www.DaytimeBlueRidge.com

2 Comments

  1. Anna Sundman

    October 9, 2014 at 9:24 am

    So great to meet you last weekend at the Hometown Hustle! LOVE the glitter pumpkin.

    • Lindee Katdare

      October 10, 2014 at 10:05 am

      Anna,

      Thanks for checking out my pumpkins! It was great to meet you too last week. I am soooo behind in getting caught up with everyone and everything. Hope to see you at another event. You should check out Haven!

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