As we were carving our pumpkins I was loving how pretty the texture of pumpkin seeds were. I'm not a fan of eating them but I thought they'd come in handy for a project I had brewing in my mind. I quickly gave my 7 year old the job of picking out the seeds from the pumpkin "guts" we had piled in a dish. She didn't stick with it very long since we had two fairly large pumpkins going at the same time so I got to finish.
I finally finished my online class last week and was able to finished a project I had started for the first time in a month. Thank goodness for "a little" time to myself again.
So here's the finished product of my Pumpkin Seed Topiaries. My husband thought I was nuts, but he actually approved of it's coolness and uniqueness.
All it takes is:
Pumpkin seeds (wash, then dry, then bake them 350F for about 15 min.)
2 sizes of styrofoam balls
Dowel (depending on the size of your styrofoam balls, my largest was 4" and I used a 1/4" dowel)
Dark green spray paint
Lots of hot glue :)
It's all pretty self explanatory from there. Anyways, it's nice to have a list of "ingredients" to any project.
Now these beauties are proudly displayed on my entry way dresser. Never underestimate the power of TEXTURE!
So tonight I get to join Kristyn from Lil' Luna and Kelli & Kristi from Lolly Jane Boutique for a fun Elmer's party with crafts and giveaways. I'm so excited! Stay tuned to see how it all turns out!