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Monday, October 15, 2012

Weekend Fun & Glitter Pumpkins

All I can say is WOW what a week it has been – there was a lot going on around our house this weekend. I thought I would share some of our excitement with you. On Friday, my oldest son married his fiancé in a sweet intimate ceremony. They are both so happy together and I wish them many years of blessings ahead – here is the cute couple!
Saturday was my birthday so my husband started the day by making me breakfast. Then we took our grandson Ty to the pumpkin patch for a little Fall fun. If you are in the Middle Tennessee area Walden Farms is a great place to go! Here are a few pics from our trip
With the newlyweds out of town the grandparents alternated keeping Brooklyn (we had to share the love) – she is such a sweet baby but it had been a while since I had two kids so I was a little tired by the end of the day. Look at this precious baby!
Okay, so that was my exciting weekend and I am so blessed! So would you like to hear about the glitter pumpkins now? Last year Michele over at the Scrap Shoppe made really cute glitter pumpkins out of glass jars and I knew I wanted to create them for my fall décor this year. I found these two smaller pumpkin jars at Hobby Lobby.

I used the same materials I used when making my glitter ornaments but with Martha Stewart fire opal fine glitter.

After taking the jars apart and discarding the metal pieces I coated the inside of the jars with the liquid Pledge, drained the remaining liquid, filled the jars with glitter, and then rolled the glitter around until the inside of the jar was nicely coated.

After giving the glitter some time to dry, I used Beacon 3 in 1 glue to glue the top to the jar. I knew I wanted to use burlap but you could see the glass through the top so I cut a circle of brown fabric and glued it to the top of the jar. I then cut a circle from the burlap to place over the brown fabric. For the neck of the jar I cut a piece of burlap that would wrap around while allowing enough fabric to overlap. I also cut this piece wide enough so I could fold it three times to add a little bulk while also ensuring you could not see the glass. I then tied a piece of jute around this layer of burlap to help hold it in place. To finish it off I wrapped several pieces of Raffia and added a fall leaf.

This was a fun quick project and I love how they look sitting with some of my other Fall décor.

Happy Crafting!

1 comment:

  1. We were at the pumpkin patch with Jennifer on Saturday! We totally missed you. :)

    Looks like lots of great things going on with your family, Tracey. And the pumpkins are super cute! I love the raffia!


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