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Monday, October 22, 2012

Pumpkin Topiary & Glow in the Dark Pumpkins

vinyl on pumkins
decorating pumpkins

Since our topiary got stolen from our front porch, I've been hesitant to buy some new ones.  I was at Wal-Mart and picked up 4 good sized pumpkins and decided to make Pumpkin Topiary.

I always spray my pumpkins with a clear gloss.  It makes them last longer and gives them a pretty shine.  This time I also wanted to add some some vinyl to them to make them more decorative.  I, of course, cut them out with my silhouette and put them on after the gloss coat dried.  The top pumpkins have vinyl that I am going to remove because I wanted to give them a douse of glow in the dark spray paint.
After I sprayed them with Glow in the Dark spray paint, I removed the vinyl.  I have never used this spray paint before and it goes on strange.  When you are removing the vinyl, it is better to almost cut around it because it will not come off very smooth (see final pics).  The spray paint makes them kind of white looking.

I then put them on my front porch in the containers that had my old topiary's.

I think my front porch now looks very Halloweeny.  The glow in the dark doesn't show up that well but you can definitely see it.  I tried to take a picture to show you but it just looked black.

To see the other items on my porch:

1 comment:

  1. Fun. In real life do the show up? Thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday.


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