Monday, October 6, 2014

3D Metallic Pumpkin Art

I was given the ribbon to create this project, all other supplies and opinions are my own. 
Last year, I got rid of most of my Halloween decor, I just didn't love it and I didn't feel like it fit my personality. It was all too goofy or too scary. I wanted classic pieces in browns and golds that could work for Halloween and then with a few swaps, work great for Thanksgiving too. 

My husband absolutely loved the way the metallic pumpkin turned out and he is the one who sat down and helped me finish this piece. I love the way it turned out. I love the different, fun patterns in the ribbon, but I love that it isn't too distracting or over done. I have to say this might be one of my favorite fall items in my house right now and the best part? It took less than 30 minutes to make. 

You will need: 

  • a small carvable pumpkin, I picked mine up at the dollar store
  • metallic spray paint
  • 11x14 Canvas
  • black spray paint
  • knife
  • ribbons in fall colors with various widths, mine came from Hairbow Supplies Etc
  • hot glue

 Cut your pumpkin in half using a knife. The pumpkins from the dollar store cut really easily and are hollow inside. Spray paint your canvas black and your pumpkin in a metallic shade. I was really surprised how much spray painting the pumpkin changed the look and feel of it. It was OK before, but the metallic paint really made it pop!
 Using different widths and patterns of ribbon, you are basically going to make a Union Jack on the canvas. My ribbon came from Hairbow Supplies, Etc and I absolutely loved their options of ribbon. I was afraid that wanting ribbons in a certain color scheme was going to limit my choices but I was pleasantly surprised at their selection.
 Make your large X in the back of the canvas first using your skinniest ribbon. Hot glue the ribbon down on the edges. Use your thickest ribbon across the center of the canvas and top with your favorite ribbon down the front. I only hot glued the ribbons on the back of the canvas, but you could glue them across the canvas too if you are having trouble getting them to lay flat.
Finish by hot gluing the pumpkin to the center of the canvas. I absolutely love the way this turned out. The metallic pumpkin has the perfect amount of shine, but not so much that my husband rolls eyes at it. In fact, I this might be his favorite Halloween decoration in our house too.
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