Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Do it yourself; painted pantyhose pumpkins!

Sometimes inspiration strikes, with a twist! If you caught the segment on the today show about unique pumpkins you'll know what I'm talking about. If not, watch the video (you know that hamburger is adorable)!

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So after seeing the Today Show I thought about what I wanted to do to my pumpkins this year. I had been toying around with the idea of a stencil, or some sort of taped on pattern. Then it clicked! Why not put the pantyhose over the pumpkin & then sponge paint over it to make a funky pattern! I thought if it turns out horrible I can spray paint the whole thing & glitter it! What's to lose?

I rummaged through my pantyhose drawer knowing there would be some forgotten,  "these will look good someday" pair of pantyhose that would do the trick. I felt like I hit the jackpot when I found these patterned ones. So here you have it, a 15 minute craft for you & the kids!

Painted Pantyhose Pumpkins;

say that three times fast


paint brush
wrapping paper

Begin by selecting your pumpkin, I choose a small white one so I could have a black & white theme.

Cut wrapping paper & place it in the table to protect it.

Next take your hand & guide your way through the leg to the toe, slide your pumpkin tightly into place in the toe area.

Adjust the pattern to a place you like.

 Then twist on the bottom for a snug fit. Dab some paint onto your sponge & then dab it a few times onto the wrapping paper to create a nice light application.

 Follow your way around the pumpkin & when finished set down to dry.

 After 10 minutes of so come back & slide your pumpkin out of the pantyhose. I painted my stem as well.

 If you're using a plastic pumpkin or fun-kin spray with a clear coat for years of enjoyment!  I love the random pattern I was able to achieve! So what are you waiting for, you have a fun craft to do with the kids! 

When you're done crumple up your wrapping paper & clean up is a breeze!

It's just another everyday, holiday with jillie

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