With Thanksgiving almost here, I wanted to add some glitter and cheer. I wanted some fun decorations to spruce up the home and sparkle up the holiday table . These mini pumpkins and pine cones did just that!
This week, it was my turn to pick the Martha Monday project and I was thrilled to find Martha’s Glittered pumpkins. Her instructions were to paint your pumpkins with a little white glue and sprinkle with glitter. I started it that way, but sorry Martha, they needed more oomph. So I got out a can of copper paint, gave them a good coat, and sprinkled the glitter on the wet paint. So easy, yet so elegant!
I used 4 different glitter colors to add lots of pretty sparkle. And then my eye caught some pine cones my friend brought over. Move over pumpkins, there’s a new idea brewing. So the pine cones got a shiny coat and some sparkle too. I was also going to try spray painting acorns and glittering just the caps but didn’t get to those. I also thought about gourds.
These were so easy to make and added so much warmth and holiday cheer. In fact, I did a wedding dessert table (more to come on the that later) and used them for the table decorations. The photographer liked them so much, she kept taking pictures of them, and even asked how I made them.
And she put the brides ring on one of them for a photo opp.
Next year, I’m going to buy different colored paints, like bronze, gold, and more copper. I might even try bigger pumpkins and pine cones.
I’m picturing them outside the front door, sure to make a impression!