9.13.2012

Pumpkins that are Blingy (Not Stringy)

Sometimes it's the simplest ideas that are the most mind-blowing.  

Like the fact that you can decorate a pumpkin without actually having to carve it.  

This was quite the revelation for me.  H-U-G-E.  

You see, I have a serious aversion to pumpkin guts.  Just the thought of those stringy innards sets off my gag reflex.  

(Shudder.)

So last year, when I started seeing uncarved pumpkins on Pinterest--pumpkins that had been painted, bejeweled, Sharpied and more--I filed those ideas away for this fall.

Then, last week, as I walked into my local grocery store, I saw these little cuties just waiting to be bought.  I wasn't 100% sure what I wanted to do with them so I threw them in an old vase until I was ready to make my move.

And frankly, they looked quite pretty just the way they were, but I wanted to do more.

A day later I found myself at Michael's where the "Recollections" line of embellishments were 50% off so I picked up  few packs of "Bling on a Roll." 

Which I really want to rename "Bling on a String."  

Because it rhymes.  

And because I've got a string theme going on here.

Working with this stuff was so much easier than working with individual sticker-gems...

...at least it was easier for my purposes:


I just wrapped them around my pumpkins for a little fall pizazz...

...no pumpkin guts required!

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54 comments

  1. Cinderella must have pumpkin envy, I mean her carriage was lovely, but bling on a string, who knew? Your pumpkins also have a very current feeling cause the bling also looks a little like the oh so popular nail head trim. This makes two posts in a row that I'm going to have to copy you :) Robin

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  2. super duper cute!!! I do love the white pumpkins...just so striking!!!

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  3. Those pumpkins look fit for a princess. I adore them. They are the perfect centerpiece...and no guts were harmed in the process :)

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  4. Those are fabulous! I love not dealing with the guts too!

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  5. Those are beautiful! I love the baby boo pumpkins and they are super easy to grow! I love all pumpkins and the stringy guts don't bother me, but I have to admit, yours are truly elegant without the mess!

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  6. These are so very pretty! I love the bling you added too. Thanks for stopping by Posed Perfection and leaving me a sweet comment about the Butterfinger Cake. I hope your hubby likes it when you do make it. Have a great week!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  7. I'm just about to bling up some white pumpkins so perfect timing for this post! Very pretty. ~ Maureen

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  8. Great bling you have added to your pumpkin. They are so cute.

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  9. Well those are just darn cute! What a cute idea! I love bling!!

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  10. These are great - I just pinned them :)

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  11. I love the pumpkin, these are awesome! I started decorating for fall today and I was searching for new ideas for our pumpkins this year. I am glad that I found this blog. Great ideas, thanks for the tips.

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  12. Blingity bling these are cute! Thanks for sharing at my party.

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  13. Love the blingy look! I'm now a linky follower.

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  14. Very pretty!!! I'm going to make some too!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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  15. Aren't these sweet? I'd love to have you come and share them at the Pumpkin Linky Party happening on our blog right now. Hope you can make it. These are unique. Linda

    http://twosucculentsisters.blogspot.com/2012/09/thirty-days-of-pumpkins.html

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  16. Super cute, and such a simple idea! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

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  17. This is super adorable. Michael's here I come. This is such a creative post. I would love it if you would share this post at our WIW linky party. Hope you can join us. :-)

    Paula
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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  18. THese are just beautiful - have to try this - and because I love bling so much I am definitely your newest follower - would love to have you follow back when you have the time!
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  19. :D SO cute!!! I love how your blingy pumpkins are vase filler. Love the look!

    Linking from Debbidoos,
    Ricki Jill

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  20. So brilliant! I have seen that tape at Michael's and always think about what I could use it on--now I know. I hope you'll link up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party if you haven't already.

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/09/2012-wickedly-creative-halloween-ideas.html

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  21. Found and followed you through 36th Avenue's link party. I just love your blog! Feel free to stop by mine as well :)

    http://www.the-not-so-desperate-chef-wife.com

    Krista

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  22. These are so beautiful! I bought some of that bling on a roll when it was on clearance too, and this is a great idea for it! Stopped by from the linkup at Gingersnap Crafts. Love your blog and, and I'm a new follower.

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    1. Thanks Pam. I'm following you now too!

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  23. These are super cute, and I definitely agree that it should be called Bling on a String :)

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  24. I LOVE this idea! It really makes the pumpkins pop. And your pics are awesome. Thanks for sharing on Pincushion Creations:)

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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  25. Ooo! Great idea!

    ~Running off to get my own bling on a string~

    Glad I could be a part of your happy dance!

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  26. I love your pumpkins. They are so cute. Thanks so much for linking at Adorned From Above.
    Debi

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
      http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/09/how-to-make-natural-tinted-lip-balm-and.html
      from Wednesday until Sunday.
      Hope to see you there.
      Debi Bolocofsky
      Adorned From Above
      www.adornedfromabove.com

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  27. These pumpkins are awesome! I have hurricane filled with gourds right now. Maybe I need to bling them out too! I love decorating pumpkins without having to carve them. Thanks for such wonderful inspiration.

    I wanted to invite you to join my blog, Confetti Diaries, link party this week. I know this project would be great fall inspiration for my readers. Hope to see you there!

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    1. Thanks, Natalie! I'll check it out. :)

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  28. These are so cool. I love bling. I would have never thought a pumpkin. I would like to feature you in Oct. Thank you for sharing your creativety.

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    1. Thanks Sue! I appreciate the feature! :)

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  29. Oh... I love those! What a great idea, and so easy!

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  30. How cute! Who doesn't love a little bling?!

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  31. L.O.V.E. So cute! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning! Hope to see you back next week!

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  32. So simple and so lovely. How amazing what a simple little bling can add to a pumpkin! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

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  33. How charming an idea! Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas at our linky party at http://www.finecraftguild.com/ & we love seeing you back there this week with another project!!

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  34. Very cute!! I like that they are not too over the top blingy!!

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  35. What a cute idea! Love these! Thanks for linking up with me. I'm featuring you this week!

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  36. OOooh I love those blingy pumpkins! They are awesome! And I also love the word "blingy". This spell check thing is telling me it's not a word, but it totally should be ;) Thanks so much for sharing at my Throwback Thursday part! Can't wait to see what you share this week :)

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  37. Those are fabulous! The bling would be a great way to dress up those fake craft pumpkins.

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  38. Your blingy pumpkins are just perfect! I adore them ... along with the 52 others in this comments thread!

    :)

    Linda

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  39. Hello!

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