This weekend I found out that the honor of hosting Thanksgiving dinner was mine. Uh oh. You see, that was not the original plan and while setting a pretty table for the holiday is not a requirement, it sure does make the meal a little more special.
What's a girl to do on short notice? Make due with what she has on hand and DIY, of course! I glittered up a few leftover Halloween pumpkins and voilá...instant holiday centerpiece.
It seriously could not be any easier to do and it will add a little glam to your holiday table.
Since I don't own china, I always like to bring some bling to the table to dress up my everyday dishes. Glitter is a great way to add sparkle and it's cheap and easy...if messy...to work with.
I started with a plain pumpkin. Grabbed it from the deck where it had been sitting since Halloween.
I covered it with a thin layer of glue and sprinkled the white glitter on. I worked in small areas to ensure even coverage. Although you don't have to go crazy, any imperfections in that coverage will be camouflaged by the sparkle.
When the entire pumpkin was completed covered, I set it aside to dry.
Now the lighting (and my photography) does not really do this baby justice. Close up it looks like a diamond encrusted orange gem. It catches the light and glows beautifully.
Like Cinderella's coach.
In my pictures, it looks like I brought it down to the beach and dropped it in the sand. Boo.
If I had more time and energy, I would take a video to capture the true look, alas, that doesn't jive with my quick and easy mantra. 😉
So you'll just have to take my word for it that it looks amazing in real life.
So good in fact, that I started transforming the rest of my leftovers.
Until I ran out of glitter.
I guess I could go buy more today.
But I'll probably just put those pumpkins in a corner somewhere.
Glitter-less spots to the back.
I won't tell if you won't.