9.26.2010

Faux Leather Studded Pumpkin

After I made my metallic pumpkins, I had another thought for unique pumpkin design. A thought developed, inspired by The Craft in Me blog. A while back, Jalinda designed an awesomely cool Hard Rock Candle! Now,  I give you…

rkstar pumpkin 4 rkstar pumpkin 1

heavy metal pumpkin -

The Gourd of Rock!

As with my metallic pumpkins, I started with a carvable foam pumpkin from Dollar Tree. I spray painted the pumpkin with ORB for that edgy-but-elegant vibe. Then, my Quirky Girl and I set to studdin’.

We used plain old silver metal thumbtacks for the body of the pumpkin and brass brads for the stem. It’s hard to see in the pics, but this little headbanger sports two tones of metal.

rkstar pumpkin 3I love it! It totally suits my personality and my home and family. We’re traditional, modern and metalhead all in one. I really love that I’m going to use the pumpkin as decor through fall AND winter – the neutral color with metallic accents will be at home through the holidays and beyond!

hetfieldHope your autumn totally rocks!!!

CY, Laurie

25 comments:

linda said...

Now that is one fine pumpkin!

Melissa said...

Rock on...definitely one unique gourd.

TheCraftInMe said...

I love it Laurie, looks awesome!

BigD said...

Cool effect.
Did you have to do anything special to spray paint them? I once used spray paint on styrofoam and it practically melted; therefore, I haven't tried it again since.

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Chantel said...

That is perfect! Unique and beautiful! Very nicely done. Feel free to send me one in the mail :-P

Thank you so much for linking up to Small Treasure Tuesdays!

Envy My Cooking said...

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★All Thingz Related★ said...

That's pretty cool!! Thanks for sharing at our Anything Related party!
{Rebekah}

Nikki said...

Thats so cool!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for linking up to gettin' crafty on hump day :)

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

what a fun pumpkin! I've got to pick up some of those foam pumpkins! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's.

Sharon Cohen said...

I wish my stepson was still stateside. He would appreciate this for his home. Glad to have found you through Small Treasure Tuesdays. (I contributed the post - Strawberries, Chocolate and a Captive Audience.)

Atticmag said...

Your pumpkins really look like sculpture. Just great. Jane F

Lori@Paisley Passions said...

Now that's MY KIND of a pumpkin! LOVE IT! Thanks SO much for joining in on Thrilling Thursdays @ Paisley Passions. I love to see the creative talent of other fellow bloggers. Hope you will stop by again soon :)
~Lori S.
Thrilling Thursdays @Paisley Passions

Cristie said...

Rock on! very cool!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

That is 1 rockin' pumpkin! Thanks for sharing at Beyond the Picket Fence's Under $100 Party!

Amanda said...

I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I linked to this post today from the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :)

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Debbie said...

That is so good Laurie!!~ You are one of these gals I envy when I see a good pumpkin or craft gone right! Hope all is well. Have a great weekend. Debbie

Betsy said...

What a great idea. It has an elegant and edgy look to it...almost like glass. Very cool with the studs.

Lorie said...

I love it! Thanks for linking up to Show and Tell Saturday!

www.ikrdesigns.blogspot.com said...

Me likey!

Denise said...

I am loving pumpkin decorating this year and you have given me even more ideas... and a question. Orb. What is it? I'm going straight to Google to find out, because your pumpkin looks wonderful!

Denise said...

ORB - Hello! I should have know this - oil-rubbed bronze...and best of all... I have some, since I have recently fallen in love with it!

I'm your newest follower.

Kim said...

Yes, a very cute studded pumpkin. I like the idea of painting it ORB.

FineArtPainting said...

love this! thanks for the tutorial.

do link it up at http://www.finecraftguild.com/diy-tutorial-linky-party-15/
so our readers can find you too.

actually with projects this great, do come back each wednesday to finecraftguild with a new tutorial. we would be glad to feature your work!


rose
contact at finecraftguild.com

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Thanks for sharing your pumpkins with us at A Crafty Soiree! I love the shine from the thumbtacks. Creative thinking! Please join us next time too!

Meg said...

Awesome!