My coworker, Sarah, and I, thought it would be fun to challenge one another to put our own unique spin on the wire pumpkins. Starting with same base color, and using the same materials we each crafted our own pumpkins, adding our personal flair.
Funky and Glamorous – The Dueling Pumpkins Project Instructions:
Start by spray painting a small pumpkin wire form with gold paint and allow it to dry.
Tear a few one inch strips of muslin and then spray some strips lightly with Frayed Burlap Distress Spray Stain and allow them to dry.
Alternate each wire piece by embellishing with a mix of Tim Holtz Tissue Paper and wrapping the dyed or un-dyed fabric.
1. Funky Pumpkin
Next, spray white wire thread with Crushed Grape Ink Spray and let dry.
Wrap each spoke of the pumpkin with orange, black, and the purple-dyed wire thread.
Wrap the stem with green wire thread.
2. Glamorous Pumpkin
When adhering the strips of muslin, I first ran my finger over one side of the strip to make it frayed.
Wrap rustic wire around each spoke with the un-dyed muslin.
Cut out two leaf shapes from the Tim Holtz Tissue Paper. Color one with the gold gelatos stick, then blend the color with a makeup sponge. Attach to the stem of the pumpkin with a thin, twisted strip of the tissue.
Create a base for your faux votive candle with a cardstock circle covered in mélange tissue paper. Blend gold gelatos into the tissue paper. Adhere to the inside of the pumpkin.
To create the votive cover, create a circle with a long strip of tissue paper, glue together with gel medium, and coat the outside with a thick coat of gel medium to give it some extra support. Roll the top of the piece in vintage gold or silver glass glitter while the gel medium is still wet.
Use an electric votive candle to create a warm glow that picks up the shimmer of the gold accents.