Nothing excites me for more fall than decorating pumpkins! When the kind folks at Martha Stewart sent me a fake pumpkin or funkin, as they called it, I was thrilled to get my craft on. Today I am combining three things I love: Pom Pom Flowers, Pumpkins and a slight nod to Audrey Hepburn with my eighth #12MonthsofMartha DIY Pom Pom Flower Pumpkin.
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First, I sprayed my pumpkin with my favorite gold spray paint, *Rust-Oleum Metallic Gold Spray Paint. It only took two coats for a nice even cover.
While my spray paint was drying, I worked on adding some very faint, almost watercolor looking teal and mint green to my pom pom flower. I mixed a little acrylic paint with some water to create and applied it to the edges of the fringed pom pom flower. I allowed for those to fully dry before assembling.
Once, all the tissue paper had dried, I followed Martha’s directions exactly to put together my white pom pom flower. I have seen these around before and they always looks so difficult, but this honestly could not be any easier to make!
You layer all the pieces on top of each other and fold in an accordion manner.
Once the entire tissue paper piece has been folded, use a piece of wire, that comes included, and twist.
Now you simply start at the center and pull each layer out. This creates the dimension to your flower.
Now, as I mentioned above, for this #12MonthsofMartha post, the fine creative team mentioned we could decorate our pumpkins as our favorite halloween costume, movie character, even artist. Well, I decided to combine two and do Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady!
It might be a bit of a stretch but when I saw those gorgeous huge pom pom flowers, it made me think of a lovely huge hat. What do you think?
My Fair Lady or not, I love the simple elegance of this pumpkin!
If you like this pumpkin, you might like to see some of the other fun pumpkins I made!
Want more #12MonthsofMartha? Check out what I’ve created so far.