Glittered Pumpkin Place Card Holder

Have you started your fall decorating yet?   I just started the process of getting some pumpkins out and adding a few little touches of fall to my home.   I knew the new Glitter Blast spray paint from Krylon would look awesome on some Dollar Tree Styrofoam pumpkins.   Then I went a step further and added a small scrapbook brad to make them place card holders.   What a perfect personalized accent to your fall entertaining or Thanksgiving table.

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Supplies:

Styrfoam pumpkins

Hole saw and drill

Spray primer

Krylon’s Glitter Blast Spray Paint

Krylon Clear Spray

Votive candle

Tea light candles

Brad or Thumbtack

I purchased two different size pumpkins from Dollar Tree.   I used my hole saw bit (the size of the tea light candles) attached to my cordless drill to make a hole in the top of the mini pumpkins. Using a knife I scraped out the excess Styrofoam to create a nice even hole for the tea light to fit in. Then I spray primed the pumpkins and then used the Glitter Blast spray all over them.   I let them dry and then I sprayed a clear coat over the top of them.   You can seriously rub your hand all over it now and not a sparkle will come off.

Next I printed out the guest’s name on cardstock and cut it to size.   Then I stuck a scrapbook brad or thumbtack into the pumpkin to hold it in place.

thanksgiving placecard holders

I also used the larger pumpkin with a votive (drilling with the same hole saw bit) thinking it would make a nice fall centerpiece.

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fall centerpiece

Look at the depth of color in this.   It has lots of golds, orange and brown flecks in it. So rich and beautiful!

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If you want to watch a video of this tutorial here it is on Indy Style, my local lifestyle show that I go on monthly.

Infarrantly Creative: Glittered Pumpkin Placecard Holders