Well, I am sadly saying goodbye to summer to usher in fall. We havenâ€™t yet closed the pool down for the year (I am still holding out for a few more hot days) but the day is closing in on us. Donâ€™t get me wrong, I love fall -the leaves changing, the crisp air, the chance to pull out sweaters, sweatshirts, and cardigans. However, saying goodbye to sun, pool days, no schedule, and vacations at the lake is always bittersweet. And fall means that winter is closer. Me + winter = grumpy. However, winter isnâ€™t here yet so let’s break out the pumpkins and jump in the leaves, shall we? Today I am going to show you how to make some easy peasy glass swirled pumpkins that will look great added to your fall decor.
Large mouth canning jar, lid and ring
Small glass bowl
Beacon All Purpose glue
small terracotta saucer
Tim Holtz Knobs
1. To assemble the top of your pumpkin, flip your canning ring upside down on top of a mason jar.
2. Set the small terracotta saucer upside down on top of the canning ring. Run a ring of glue around it almost like you are caulking it. Top it with the canning lid. Let dry.
3. Spray paint it with a few light coats of oil-rubbed bronze spray paint.
4. Give the inside of your bowl a wipe with an alcohol pad. This helps give a nice clean surface and removes all the grease.
5. Choose the colors of paint you would like to use and squirt a healthy amount of each color into the bottom of your glass bowl. I used 4 colors for each jar. Usually a dark, light, white and gold color.
Tip: If you donâ€™t like how it is turning out you can rinse it and start over.
6. With a popsicle stick swirl the paint around to blend the colors.
7. Then simply roll your bowl around letting the paint swirl together and cover the sides of the bowl.
8. Pour out any excess paint. Then set it upside down on top of a canning ring. Donâ€™t worry if the paint hasnâ€™t reached the top of the bowl yet, gravity will do its job and bring it down. Let it rest for an hour. Wipe the top lip of the bowl and then flip over on its right side. Let it dry overnight.
9. To finish off the top, wrap some wire raffia around a pen to form the vine. Stretch it and wrap it around the knob.
10. Glue both the leaf and the knob onto the top with some super glue.
10. Add the top to the swirled paint glass bowl. Donâ€™t feel like you have to stick with oranges. Explore some other fall color combos with browns, greens or metallics.
But if the traditional oranges are your jam, then by all means, do it.
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