You may or may not have seen my Liberace pumpkin from last year. I was pretty new to blogging. It’s okay if you missed it. It started from a sweet little pumpkin I spied outside my bathroom window.
It was a trash pumpkin growing behind the neighbor’s shed. It WANTED to live with me, so
I stealthily stole across the lawn and hoped no one saw me, erg, I mean I marched, bold as brass, right up to the fence and liberated the pumpkin. Liberating led to Liberace and you can read about it on last year’s Liberace post if you missed it.
The sweet little pumpkin lasted well past Halloween. In fact, it was going strong still at Thanksgiving. It would have lasted to Christmas, if I had let it. I pulled out all the pins from the pumpkin and put them in a baggy for this year.
See, I’m a smart girl. I remember that it took a lot of time to Liberace up that pumpkin. I also remember it hurt my fingers to pull them all out again. I have plenty of beads and sequins. I didn’t HAVE to save them. It just goes to show how deep that whole frugal thing runs in my veins.
Being the smart girl that I am, I decided that Liberace needed to be a faux pumpkin and not a real one, much as I loved my little cutie from last year. By the way, I saved the stem, hoping to use it to make a velvet pumpkin, but I haven’t gotten to that project yet.
I used an extra pumpkin I had from last year. It’s the twin to my Faux Mercury Glass Pumpkin, which is still getting some blog love.
I painted some copper and fairy tale blue paint onto the pumpkin.
You can see that the colors are off. The pumpkin is more coppery, while the sequins are more orange. It all works out in the end, though. Trust me.
I wore a leather golf glove to protect my thumb this year and shoved the pins, willy-nilly like into the pumpkin. I did pull out my jewelry wire snips to cut the pins shorter so there was less to force into the pumpkin.
Without further ado, here is the new, and improved, Liberace Pumpkin.
She how she sparkles and shines in the sunlight? She’s such a show-off!
I love the little pops of color from the beads. I left the metal leaves off the pumpkin because she’s pretty enough without them. I may use them on my velvet pumpkin.
Even though I love to take pictures on this plant stand by the window, the pumpkin is really living on my piano, across the room.
I’ll give you a better glimpse of the room tomorrow. For today, let’s just enjoy the 2011 (and forevermore) Liberace Pumpkin.
Oh, one more thing. I almost forgot the most important part. Since I had all the supplies in my stash, this little pumpkin was FREE! Cuteness I can enjoy year after year, at no cost! That makes me a very happy girl.