A Totally Pumpkin Afternoon
My girl gang got together again this week for our usual coffee, cake, and craft and the theme was pumpkins. Joy Beadworks got us started with a gold leaf pumpkin project that yielded really rich results. It was easy as pie!
Simply apply gold leaf adhesive (we all agreed that Mod Podge would probably work just as well) over the surface of your faux pumpkin and begin to lay sheets of gold/silver/copper leaf (found in your local craft store) on top. Pat down the sheets into the adhesive then lightly brush over the entire thing with a soft bristle brush. This will brush off all the extra pieces sticking up all over the surface and smooth the whole thing nicely. Apply a clear coat and you're finished!
Next, we worked on some fabulous fabric pumpkins, courtesy of Whimsy:
Cut out a square of fabric about 24 inches square, one friend patchworked all her scraps into one piece, it looked fab. Place a roll of toilet paper in the center of the fabric. Crush plastic grocery bags and place them around the roll like this
Now, begin to tuck the ends of the fabric into the hole in the center of the toilet paper roll like this (I like to do all my corners first then fuss with the rest)
Push a knotty old stick into the center and garnish with some silk leaves and you're all set!
The fruits of our labor
Have a great weekend!