It seems like every time we go to the farm stand lately, we’ve picked up a mini pumpkin or gourd for the kids. I’ve got a collection sprawling all over my little mantle and they have become a frequent plaything now for Olivia, who’s decided that it’s fun to rearrange Mumma’s display every day. I decided to make some Easy DIY Pumpkin Tealights with them!
I’ve been drooling over the cute glittered pumpkins I keep seeing in all the stores. Suddenly, it dawned on me that I could make a really cute one myself – and take it a step further by adding a pretty tealight. This craft is both economical and easy – my favorite kind!I used a white ornamental pumpkin and chose a bronzy orange glitter spray, but you could use a regular (orange) mini pumpkin and any color of glitter spray you like… a combination of orange and gold would be so elegant, and purple and green very fun, too.
1 battery operated tea light
1 mini pumpkin (I used an ornamental white one)
1 can glitter spray paint (I used a bronze colored glitter spray)
Knife and Spoon
Using a sharp knife, cut the stem off the mini pumpkin. Place the tea light on top of the pumpkin and trace. Remove the tea light.
Carefully carve a hole in the pumpkin using the pencil marks as a guide. Scoop out just enough for the tea light to fit into the pumpkin.
Once you’re happy with the size hole you have, spray the pumpkin with the glitter spray. Allow the paint to dry thoroughly before using.
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Ang Paris is a crafting and cooking mama who is addicted to Pinterest and chocolate! Ang lives with her husband and 2 children in New Hampshire. After more than a decade multi-tasking in the workplace, she's now a full time mom, writer, and blogger who tweets up a storm!