You will need:
- a small carvable pumpkin, I picked mine up at the dollar store
- metallic spray paint
- 11×14 Canvas
- black spray paint
- 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.