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.