HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! Today is my absolute favorite holiday. Probably because this is where my families creativity was at it’s best. As early as I can remember halloween was a huge deal – our costumes were always handmade and outrageous. My mom would start making them a few months in advance even. They were so good that they’d win contests. One time I was a fairy and my dad welded wings for me – no joke. Insane amounts of creativity + the country united for a night + candy = who doesn’t love it?? Today’s DIY is a stretch from the norm but if you are planning a halloween or fall wedding – it might be just what you’ve been looking for. Either way – happy best holiday ever!

DIY Wedding // pumpkin guest book
DIY Wedding // pumpkin guest book

SUPPLIES:

  • fake white pumpkins (or paint orange ones!)
  • Sharpies
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Thick Coat Finish Decoupage Glue
  • Glitter
  • Paint brush
DIY Wedding // pumpkin guest book

Start by glittering your pumpkin stems. Here I’m using the Martha Stewart Crafts “thick coat finish” decoupage glue because it really holds onto the large chunks of glitter.

DIY Wedding // pumpkin guest book

Then add your glitter to the wet decoupage glue.

DIY Wedding // pumpkin guest book

Fill in every nook and cranny with glitter.

DIY Wedding // pumpkin guest book

The last step is to seal the glitter – so you don’t loose a sparkle. Just one coat of the thick coat finish will do. If you are using a regular finish you might need two coats.

DIY Wedding // pumpkin guest book

Trace your ‘guest book sign’ design onto your smaller pumpkin.

DIY Wedding // pumpkin guest book

Then create your design with a Sharpie.

DIY Wedding // pumpkin guest book

Set up a super cute table at your fall themed reception with all the necessities…

DIY Wedding // pumpkin guest book
DIY Wedding // pumpkin guest book

…and let your guests sign away!

DIY Wedding // pumpkin guest book
DIY Wedding // pumpkin guest book

At the end of your event you will have a very special fall decor piece that you can bring out to decorate your home year after year!

CRAFTERS TIP: to ensure that your signatures stay forever, seal with a clear enamel spray paint.

DIY Wedding // pumpkin guest book

As with all our DIY tutorials, if you create one of our projects please send us a picture – We Love Seeing Your Creativity! If you use Instagram or Twitter please use the hashtag #SomethingTurquoiseDIY and it will show up on our Get Social page. Happy Crafting!

DIY Tutorial Credits

Photography: Something Turquoise Photography // DIY tutorial: Jen | Something Turquoise // Martha Stewart Crafts large glitter in Florentine Gold, fake white pumpkins and Sharpies: Michaels // glitter tablecloth: Koyal Wholesale // Martha Stewart Crafts Thick Coat Finish Decoupage Glue: Amazon // nail polish: OPI – My Dogsled is a Hybrid


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