In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Project Queen made some AWESOME pink pumpkins!
She challenged other bloggers to make their own Pink Pumpkins for the Cure. I totally believe in supporting breast cancer awareness, and I completely believe in PINK, so I decided to make my own pink pumpkins.
|Pink Pumpkins for the Cure|
I bought a couple of dollar store pumpkins.
I primed them with some Kilz spray primer. I don't really know if this step is necessary, but I primed to make sure all my work didn't peel right off.
I then taped off the stems with painters tape because I wanted to paint them a different color than the bodies of the pumpkins. I sprayed the pumpkins with Krylon's Watermelon spray paint.
I recently purchased some Krylon Glitter Blast spray paint to see if it lived up to the hype. (I started to buy the gold, but I just can't resist pink...) I sprayed the painted pumpkins with the glitter. I really liked the results.
After the glitter dried, I pulled the tape off the pumpkin stems and painted them with Martha Stewart's Pink Taffeta Pearl Paint. And I embellished the pumpkins with some scrapbooking flowers, a rhinestone, and a rolled fabric flower.
I really like the results, even though the seam in the pumpkin bothers me some. I guess I should have wrapped some ribbon around the pumpkin and put the embellishments on it to make a pumpkin belt. Oh, well, since they only cost a dollar a piece, I think I can try again! :)
Now, on to the winner of the giveaway! I want to thank everyone who linked up to the Pinkerific party, shared it with others, and commented. I used the Random Number Generator to choose the winner of this HOPE sign.
And the winner is comment number one from Vanessa of Home Sweet Butterfly!