Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Calligraphy Pumpkin

Here's my disclaimer, I 100% stole this idea from Ashley's blog, Dancing with Ashley. I saw her adorable calligraphy pumpkin that she made and thought I could do that, and I wouldn't have to buy anything other than a pumpkin.
I got this Nail Rock package in my birch box one month and hated it after I used it. It got glitter all over the place and kind of ate up my nails. But when I saw her adorable glitter top on her pumpkin I thought it would be a good use of this nail polish since I didn't have regular glitter or modge podge.

All I did was paint a small section with clear nail polish, and then pour or dab some glitter onto the wet nail polish. I did that all over the top of the pumpkin and the stem. I maybe had glitter and clear nail polish all over one of my fingers by the end, but it cleaned up pretty quickly.

Then onto the calligraphy part. I just googled Calligraphy Boo or something like that and found a design I liked.
I then cut out the letters and design. If you look closely you can see where I had to tape the center parts of the design back together so I could get the center of the B and Os right.

Then I grabbed a sharpie and started coloring in. I'd recommend washing your pumpkin first. I didn't do this, and my sharpie kind of crapped out half way through, but I had some spares. I did the outline and then would remove some pieces of tape to get the shape right.
I ended up using three sharpies. I used the regular sharpie for almost all of the outline, but as I said, it was kind of crapping out by the end. So I used the big marker to fill everything in, and lastly, I used the thin line sharpie to correct the edges.

And Wallah
It was super easy, probably took me an hour to do the whole thing and my pumpkin won't rot as quickly. I've also thought about doing a different design on the other side of the pumpkin and using it for thanksgiving as well. 

6 comments:

Susannah said...

Ahhh!!! SO cute!!!! I may need to do this with my pumpkins! :-)

Ashley said...

Oh cool!! Probably would be easy to also take gold spray paint (or whatever color) and spray the "Boo" on :)

Tanika Rice said...

VERY COOL! Maybe that's what I'll do with mine :)

Anonymous said...

I love this!!! Your craftiness impresses me.

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

awesome!!!!! love this idea even though it didn't come directly from you. ;)

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

That turned out so good!

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