Friday, October 7, 2011

Pumpkins on a Stick

I suppose that I could come up with a title a little more creative than 'pumpkin on a stick' like pumpkin wands, or pumpkin scepters, but somehow saying pumpkin on a stick just seems more like me. At any rate, this is an upgrade to the candy sticks that I made last year, you can check it out HERE. I was/am enamored with the black and white candy sticks, but decided to make some that would last forever by wrapping painted dowels with grogain ribbon and securing with glue

And because I can't leave well enough alone, this year I decided to add pumpkins especially after seeing something similar on Country Home. I made it my own by glittering the pumpkins and went with a more whimsical look vs. a primitive look. There is something magical about glitter that takes even the ugliest pumpkin like these, and turns them into pretty glittered darlings.

I love Martha's glitter, it will cover anything and everything.
I slathered the pumpkin in Mod Podge....

Used Martha's Fire Opal fine glitter and let them dry. Because they are styrofoam, the candy stick goes in the bottom pretty easy. I secured with just a touch of hot glue.

Once they are all dry, tie two bows with black craft ribbon (or any color of your choice).

I glittered some in black too and used ribbon with white stiching. Really, you could do any combination you wanted. I wish I had had green ribbon, I think that would be cute, but I just used what I had on hand.

I displayed them in an urn I got earlier this year at Hobby Lobby. I wasn't even thinking about it for Halloween, but it sure works!

I think I am ready to cast some Halloween spells, what do you think? :)


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  1. These are fab!!! LOVE them!! I am pinning!! Lovely blog!! ;)

  2. This is gorgeous... !!!!

    I have a festival and seasonal ( fall etc.,) decor party going on at my blog... Would love to see you linking your festival/seasonal related posts there... ;-) ;-) .. .The details can be found here :

  3. I love these, Michelle! They turned out so good and I love the whimsy. Your pictures make them look like they should be in a magazine!

  4. Seriously cute and will try this for my table.

  5. Michelle, these are so cute!!! You are not only crafty, but I love your photography!

  6. I LOVE THESE!!!! and they look great in the urn! very "mystical".. I have a question and it may sound dumb.l did you use fake pumpkins or real ones? and where did you secure the ribbon to the dowel sticks? the bottom?

  7. Thank you everyone!

    Laurie, the pumpkins are artifical (2nd photo) and I just tied 2 shoestring bows (and knot) on the stick directly underneath the pumpkin. You could use real ones, but then I wouldn't glitter and of course they wouldn't last from year to year.


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