Pixie Pumpkins!

Woopee!!!

Only 8 more days left until Halloween!!!

YAAAAAAYYYYYYY!!!

YAAAAAAYYYYYYY!!!

I’ve been working on my costume all month and I can’t wait to show it to you guys! However, that’s gonna have to wait  until latter because today it’s all about pumpkins.

One of the many things I absolutely love about the fall is the glorious pumpkin. They’re delicious, bright orange, a fun carving canvas, what’s not to love? Now, last year we had a HUGE mini pumpkin harvest, and this year we hoped for the same. Unfortunately, our garden hasn’t been that successful this year. None of the corn grew, all of our wildflowers didn’t bloom so beautifully, the tomatoes took forever to mature, and we only ended up with about 7 pumpkins in total. :^(

These are the only one's I'm using today, so these are the only ones I took pics of.

These are the only one’s I’m using today, so these are the only ones I took pics of.

However, seven’s better then zero! So I “borrowed” the three pumpkins you see in the photo above, and began to experiment. This is what I came up with.

Pixie Pumpkins!

Pixie Pumpkins!

So grab your glitter and acrylic paint and let’s go! (P:S: I forgot to take a supply photo before I started painting the pumpkins! Boops!)

  1. Acrylic paint.
  2. Glitter.
  3. A pumpkin (I used miniature ones but the big ones’ll work just as fine)
  4. A paper cup.
  5. Some glue.
  6. A paint brush.
  7. A foam paint brush.
  8. And a paper plate.

P:S:

Before I began, I glued on a flower bead to the top of one of the pumpkins. To make it look like it still had a stem. You can do the same thing if you don’t want your pumpkin to be stemless.

Tada!

Tada!

On with the tutorial!!!

Step 1.

Cover your pumpkin with an even coat of paint. Your not going to get it all in one go so be patient and let it dry completely between layers!

Patients is key.

Patients is key.

Step 2.

Once it’s completely dry, put your pumpkin onto a paper plate because it’s gonna get messy.

Step 3.

Pour some glue into your paper cup, then add a tiny amount of water. Key word tiny. Any more and your gonna end up with paint peeling off and nobody wants that.

Ick.

Ick.

Step 4.

Take your foam brush, and dip it into the glue mixture. Dab, smear, press, or just take the cup and drizzle the glue onto the top of your pumpkin. The technic is entirely your choice. ( I used the drizzle technic on mine)

Step 6.

If there’s any glue on the plate, move the pumpkin to another paper plate, then douce the whole thing in glitter!!!

Step 8.

Now, DON’T TOUCH IT! I mean it. Just leave it alone. Don’t try to fix anything or you’ll end up peeling off the paint!

Step 9.

Now is the time to use your paint to fix any smears or add more glue and glitter onto areas you’ve missed.

Step 10. FINAL STEP!

Once the pumpkin is completely dry, gently brush off any loose glitter onto your plate, then carefully put the glitter back into it’s container. (let’s not be wasteful with glitter now)..

And vwala! Your pixie pumpkin is complete! Now I tried this decorating technic onto the white gourd, and had some mixed results. The end result is, decent. But not as great as the original. It was extremely difficult to apply the glue and glitter, the paint kept on peeling off, and it just didn’t look as nice. I advise to just skip decorating gourds altogether, and stick to the pumpkins!

Now, some of you might be wondering what happened to the third pumpkin. Well, here’s your answer!

Hala!

Hala!

Enjoy!

Green Tip

Make your own costumes for Halloween. Store bought one’s are not the best quality and use up a lot more resources then homemade ones. Plus, homemade costumes last longer, and are can be  more fun!

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Weeping Angels! (Don’t Blink…)

Ok, this is a question for all of you Doctor Who fans out there. What is the scariest alien monster out there? (let me know in a comment). The one monster, that scares me more than anything else in this dangerous world, are the Weeping Angels (Google them and you’ll see why, I’m too scared to post a picture!).

So one day, my mom asked me to make her one out of this tutorial.

Weeping Angel!

I was pretty skeptical at first, then I thought,”Hey, this might be fun.” So I took out my glue gun, and began to make my worst nightmare become reality.

Hello.

Hello.

Nice to meet ya!

 Pink permanent marker stain.

So after getting permission, I started to fix chop off the doll’s hair.

That's a lot of hair.

That’s a lot of hair.

Already it looked much better.

Bun.

Bun.

Then I took out a Monster High doll stand and attached the doll to it. With a lot of hot glue and fishing line, it worked.

Hot glue and fishing lin can do anything.

No one’ll see it!

Next, I cut out two pairs of identical wings from cardboard.

Wing one.

Wing one.

I didn’t take any photos of me chopping off the doll’s hands, making it’s dress, or glueing the wings on (oops!) but I did take one of what it looked like once I finished glueing the feathers on.

Neon purple feathers... What's not to love?

Neon purple feathers… What’s not to love?

Then we had to spray paint it… It took forever to find one can of granite textured spray paint, but we eventually found a can. Now for the fun part, SPRAY PAINTING TIME!!!

Safety first!

Safety first!

Le back.

Le back.

Le front.

Le front.

And vwalla! It’s finished!

Tada!

Tada!

This was surprisingly more fun then I thought it would be! And, to top it off, it’s not a real one so I don’t have to worry about ARGHHHHH!!! (I blinked)

Bwahahaha.

Bwahahaha.

 Greep Tip

When buying food, don’t buy individually packaged products. When you do, you end up making more trash, and wast more resources. 

A Spreadable Masterpice!

Hi guys! Today is Wednesday so that means I’ll tell you which answer from last week is the most popular. But first, let’s do a DIY! I was thinking of an idea for a project to do today, I thought I would do something that involved painting. As I got out my paintbrushes I looked over to a small pile of cardboard and I got an idea. So I took out a pice of cardboard and put away my brushes and got started.

 

 Need: A large, flat pice of cardboard, a blank canvas (mine was painted black by my mom when she had an idea for a project but then she decided to give it to me), a smaller piece of cardboard (I forgot to show it in the picture), some paper to protect the floor (I also forgot to show it in the picture) and some paint.

1. Glob some paint onto your canvas.

 

2. Use your large pice of cardboard to spread the paint across the canvas

3. Use your smaller piece of cardboard to get the excess paint off of your bigger pice of cardboard.

4. Let it dry for 30 minutes.

Or longer if you need it to.

Or longer if you need to.

5. Repeat steps 1-4 until you’re satisfied with your project.

6. Let the whole thing dry for an hour then you can hang it up.

I’m not going to lie, when I was doing this I was really tempted to leave it as it was, I mean, it looked pretty cool. The reason why I didn’t was because I was curious to see what it would look like. But I think it looks amazing don’t you?

 It's so beautiful!

It’s so beautiful!

 Oh I almost forgot, remember the when I asked you to tell me which type of spread you like on your banana pancake sandwiches? Well the chocolate spread was the winner at a 50% and the chocolate and peanut butter and the just peanut butter was a tie at 25%. Please let me know what type of stuff you want me to do in a comment and I’ll try it.

Green Tip

Be sure to put your recyclables in the right bin.