Confetti Easter Eggs – DIY

Have I mentioned yet one of my latest obsessions? It just happens to be edible confetti. There’s just so much to love about this sweet little confection with colors reminiscent of a bright Springy day. The perfect party and treat decor and I’ve recently discovered that it’s also quite versatile. Yes, it looks lovely on treats, and cake stands, and as filler, but how else can it be used? I put some ideas to the test the other day and turns out that these cute little confetti rounds transform into fun little embelli’s for easter egg decorating. A modern twist on the classic, that can be used for place settings, party centerpieces and decoration around the home on Easter Sunday. All you need is a little creativity and a few simple supplies to give them a try!

DIY Confetti Easter Eggs

Confetti Easter Egg DIY | Posh Little Designs

Confetti Easter Egg DIY | Posh Little Designs

Supplies

1-2 ounces of pastel edible confetti. Available in my Etsy shop and at baking supply stores.

4-6 eggs, boiled, cooled and patted dry.

2 tablespoons powdered sugar.

1/2 to 1 tsp of water.

small tip paint brush.

tweezers.

Confetti Easter Egg DIY | Posh Little Designs

Instructions

Confetti Easter Egg DIY | Posh Little Designs

Boil, your eggs for 12 minutes, then run under cold water to cool. You’ll want your eggs completely chilled for this DIY so if they’re still warm, be sure to place them in the fridge until they’re fridge temperature.

Once chilled, wipe off any moisture from your chilled eggs using a dry paper towel and set aside.

Combine powdered sugar and water in a dish and stir until thick paste forms. It should be around the same consistency as glue. If the mixture seems too runny, stir in a bit more powdered sugar. You also have the option of using glue for this DIY however, the sugar-water mixture dries hard and is very forgiving so if you make a decorative mistake, you can easily remove it with a damp cloth and start over. This product also dries quite quickly so you’ll want to work quickly and stir often.

Place pastel confetti in a shallow dish.

Dip your paint brush in the sugar mixture and paint it onto your eggs in the shape/or design of your choice. Place edible confetti on top of the sugar design you’ve painted onto your egg. You can use tweezers or your fingers to apply the confetti. Set aside to dry

Repeat steps above for all of the eggs you create.

. Place completed eggs in the fridge and allow them 1 hour to dry before using them for decorations.

They store best when laying flat in the fridge on top of a paper towel.

Confetti Easter Egg DIY | Posh Little Designs

Confetti Easter Egg DIY | Posh Little Designs

Confetti Easter Egg DIY | Posh Little Designs

Such a sweet little party makeover for your Easter eggs and also a fun craft for little ones!

I’ll have more Easter themed posts coming up soon and also a fun little DIY from last weekend’s surprise bachelorette party, that me and a few friends threw for one of my closest girlfriend’s who’s in town from New York!

Hope April has been treating you all wonderfully so far!

Thanks for reading! Check back soon!

xo

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Ombre Minnie Mouse

As we enter Spring, I ask myself where has the time gone? Although I’m thrilled for the new season’s arrival, I find my self wishing there were not only more hours in the day, but that my girls would stop growing so fast…(sigh) It feels like just yesterday that we brought our youngest home from the hospital and I can’t believe she’ll actually be turning 2 in less than two months. Eeek! That means a very special party for a very sweet and always smiling 22 month old will be taking place soon, and so surprise what theme she chose! She’s all the sudden grown very fond of minnie mouse, which is actually funny because when my oldest turned two, she wanted a minnie mouse party as well! So…..Minnie Mouse it is! But, not your typical Minnie Mouse party. I’ll be adding some unique touches to make this one extra sweet and chic! And now that the clock is ticking, no time like the present to begin the planning process, starting of course with some posh inspiration to get the ball rolling.

Here’s what’s inspiring me right now. It’s all about the ombre!!

Ombre Minnie Mouse | Posh Little Designs

Shades of pink, with many hints of minnie mouse throughout. From colored balloons to baking cups, to sweet treats and floral arrangements all within the color story. Keeping the hues super light and airy this time around. I don’t plan to use a lot of black like a typical minnie mouse party, but there’s nothing typical about my almost 2 year old, so this will suit her perfectly!

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I’ll be sharing many of the DIY projects and details I create for her Ombre Minnie Mouse party over the next several weeks. Now onto the invitations, party decor and menu planning. I’ll have much more to post soon.

On another note, temps actually made it to the 60s today! Can’t wait to get some work done in my garden and begin spending more time outdoors in the sunshine! Happy Spring!! How have you spent your first few days of the new season?

xo

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Hemlock Green

Now that Valentine’s Day has passed, I’ve got St. Patrick’s day on my mind. Of course when I think of St. Patrick’s day, hues of green immediately come to thought, but not necessarily the classic St. Patty’s Day green. I’m definitely not that traditional of a gal, so I’ve picked a green from the Pantone Spring 2014 color report, known as Hemlock for the upcoming holiday. I know…the shade may remind you much of the mint that made a huge debut in 2013, but I personally couldn’t get enough of it last year, so it makes sense why I’m adoring this color so much! What I love most is that it’s a little bit richer, and deeper of a green, yet is still considered a pastel which means it’s just perfect for Spring and Summer’s arrival, with a bit more versatility. I can easily envision this color appearing in weddings, and parties over the next few seasons, and I can’t wait to incorporate Hemlock into my own personal style and party planning palettes, starting first with some inspiration for your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.

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Are you as inspired by this green as much as I am? If not, what’s your favorite pick from the Pantone 2014 Color Report? Of course I will attempt to create something for upcoming St. Patty’s Day in Hemlock green, so please stay tuned!

Visit the sites for all of the fabulous items seen in the Hemlock Green Inspiration Board, by clicking on the links above.

More to share soon!

xo

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Make: 12th Man Mojito

I know this may sound crazy to some, but I LOVE football! If you’ve only been following me on Posh for a short period of time, I’m sure this isn’t what you’d expect from a girl who writes about all things sweet and chic, but it’s true! I’ve been an avid fan since before my hubby and I got married and every Sunday, we enjoy watching all the games together as a family. Since I’m local to Washington State, of course the Seahawks are my team and you have to admit they deserve some recognition this year! Breaking records, going 13 and 3, home field advantage and the NFL division championship game, yes finally some love for the Pacific NW!

And since the Mayor of Seattle has declared the Friday before each hawks game, “Blue Friday”, and about 90% of the State of Washington is already in celebration mode, I’ve got the perfect cocktail to complete your weekend of football fun. This bevvy is inspired by the Hawks colors, in shades of blue and green and features a homemade Blueberry infused Rum (yummy!), fresh mint leaves, lime juice and raw sugar. Oh yes, it’s a true winner…. just like our hawks!

12th Man Mojito - by PLD

12TH MAN MOJITO

In honor of our Seahawks, and the fans, I’ve appropriately named this cocktail after the “12th Man” (aka Seahawks fans,) Mojito. The blueberry infused rum adds a subtle twist of fruit and a touch color to tie in the Seahawks hues.

Fun fact: The fans in the hawks stadium are known to be the loudest in the entire NFL, causing multiple false starts and making Century Link field one of the most difficult stadiums in the league to play at. They recently registered a reading of 137.6 decibels during a game against the Saints back in Dec., setting a new record in the Guinness Book of World Records. We are serious about our football in the PNW!

Ingredients

3 fresh mint leaves

1 to 2 tablespoon raw sugar (or equivalent simple syrup)

2 – 3 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice

4 to 6 fresh blueberries (washed)

1.5 shots Blueberry Infused Rum (see recipe below) If you don’t have time to make the infused rum. Regular light rum will do!

Seltzer water

Ice.

Instructions

Muddle sugar, lime juice together.

Add in mint and lightly bruise the leaves, but be sure not to over muddle them.

Top with rum.

Finish with seltzer water and ice.

Garnish with blueberries, mint leaves or the 12th Man Garnishes (instructions below) and these babes are ready to enjoy!

12th Man Mojito - by PLD

BLUEBERRY INFUSED RUM

The flavor and color of the blueberries infuses the rum adding a subtle hint of fruit, making it choice addition to any cocktail recipe!

Ingredients

1 Bottle of your favorite light rum. I used Bacardi.

1 cup washed Blueberries.

1 glass bottle with secure lid.

Instructions

Rinse blueberries and place in the bottom of the glass bottle.

Pour the entire bottle of rum into the blueberries and seal with fitted lid.

Place in a cool dark place and allow 1 week to sit.

I actually ended up using mine after 4 days, but you could already taste the flavor of the blueberries in the rum.

Blueberry Infused Rum - PLD

12TH MAN GARNISH – DIY

This garnish is great as a drink topper, but can also be used as a simple fruit skewer or to be served alongside snacks at a tailgating event this weekend.

The triangle flag was made in Photoshop using the colors and numbers that represent the 12th man flag. I simply cut the shapes out and threaded them through clear plastic cocktail skewers that I found at bevmo (starting them with a thumb tac).

12th Man Garnish - By PLD

Then I took slices of kiwi, and cut them into football shapes using my mini football cookie cutter.

I skewered 1 blueberry and 1 kiwi below the 12th man flag to create a garnish in green and blue to rep our hawks..

12th Man Garnish - PLD

 I then placed one garnish on the top of each cocktail glass for the finishing touch.

12th Man Garnish - PLD

You could certainly have fun with these skewers, using alternate fruits and colors if there’s another team you’ll be celebrating this weekend.

Oh and for those of you who play fantasy football, I haven’t had the chance to mention yet that I played in an all girls Fantasy league this year and won the entire season! I actually did way better than my husband this year, finishing at 11-3, but with running-backs like Jamaal Charles and Eddie Lacy it was difficult to go wrong! I plan on doing a little bit of shopping this upcoming week with my much deserved winnings!

I have to say, It’s been a really great season and I hope you enjoy this cocktail as much as we do this weekend! Happy Blue Friday! Seahawks for the Superbowl!!

Cheers!

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Make: Red Velvet No-Bakes (V)

Red Velvet. A classic decadence, that’s incredibly delicious when added to all things sweet! From cakes and cupcakes, to hot cocoa mix (from last year) and cookies, you can never go wrong with this flavor. I discovered this truth a few days back after adding it to my favorite treat, the no-bake! The idea came about after having success with the Maple pecan no-bakes I made around thanksgiving and here we go again! Let’s just say the result is dairy free, vegan deliciousness mixed with happy holiday cheer. They are that good! I mean, so good, you should really whip up a quick batch and share them with your loved ones, bring them to a Christmas Party, or, make more and throw them in the freezer, because have I mentioned yet how good they are frozen? Ok, enough rambling from me…you get the idea.

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Red Velvet No-Bakes (V)

The addition of the red velvet emulsion adds decadence and beautiful color making these festive No-bakes an ideal holiday treat!

Ingredients/Supplies

2 Cups organic white sugar

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup coconut, rice or almond milk

1/4 cup almond butter

1  1/4 cup coconut oil (in addition to the 1/2 cup)

1 heaping teaspoon Red Velvet Emulsion (for those of you who are wondering what red velvet emulsion is, it’s a water based flavoring and food coloring in one. Similar to an extract without the alcohol. You can find it online, or at some local baking supply stores. If you cannot locate it, substitute with one teaspoon of vanilla extract and red gel food coloring until the desired hue is achieved. Also bump up the cocoa powder a bit so the chocolate flavoring really comes through. Red Velvet Baking Emulsion

1 pinch of salt

3 cups quick cooking oats

Parchment paper

Instructions

Heat sugar, cocoa, milk and oil/butter together over medium heat, stirring occasionally until it reaches a boil.

Boil mixture for one minute, remove from heat and add red velvet emulsion, almond butter, 1/4 cup coconut oil, salt and oats.

Stir all ingredients together until fully blended.

Drop spoonfuls of cookie mix in a rounded shape onto a parchment lined baking sheet, spacing each about 1 inch apart.

Place in the fridge to chill for at least 1 hour and they’re ready to enjoy!

Red Velvet No Bakes by PLD

These bad boys would look lovely packaged as a homemade holiday gift and if you have a Christmas party to attend, they’ll only take you 10 minutes to make…win!

Red Velvet No Bakes by PLD

Oh, and I do think santa would be quite pleased if you left him a few on Christmas eve. I can almost guarantee there would be none left to spare.

So there you have it, a homemade holiday gift, party cookie recipe and treat all in one.

Hoping you’re all ready for the holiday!

More to share soon.

xo

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Xmas Glam

When it comes to holiday celebrations, I’m all about glam and sparkle! Just about anything I can find with a touch of glitter or glitz is enough to make my heart sing. Silver is quite fabulous on its own, but for xmas I love how it pairs with red and white. The 3 colors together create a harmonious display of joy that lightens my heart and reminds me that the holiday is near. As far as the glam goes, I get super giddy this time of year because I know I can get away with going overboard on the shimmer and posh! Best believe I take full advantage of it.

As you can see, I used all of my favorites, as inspiration for holiday entertaining! Here’s how you can add some cheer and glam to your xmas celebration.

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The one thing I love about throwing a Christmas party is that most often your home is already decorated with holiday trimmings, so the addition of a few items, such as colored paper straws, a festive liquor bottle like the Belvedere Red, or treats in your color scheme are enough to set the tone. Since these 3 hues are very traditional for the season, you’ll find decor available in these colors in almost every store!

I know most of us are busy this time of year, so ordering treats such as macarons or cupcakes locally will make things easier on any hostess! You can always dress them up by placing them in purchased cupcake liners for display. Let me just add that the above Red Velvet macaron above is from Dana’s Bakery. They ship all over the US and are absolutely delicious!

Serving cocktails? There’s nothing better than a vodka cocktail and I love the bottle of this Belvedere Red! Not only is if festive but when purchased, Belvedere donates a portion of proceeds to the Global Fund to assist in AIDS research, a way to give back!

Mix 1 shot with 1 cup pomegranate or cranberry juice and top with a splash of club soda for a holiday favorite.

Now, how to add the glam, let’s count the ways! Mix and match items in a variety of price ranges for a look that will add the wow factor. Like the sequin placemats at H&M home for $9.95 apiece (steal), or glittered ornaments, silver serving plates, or sparkling serving set from Lief. Yes please to all of the above!

And If you are looking for an alternative to Secret Santa, consider an ornament exchange. Ornaments last a long time, and there’s always a great story behind every one that hangs on a tree, so I love the idea of incorporating this activity into a Christmas celebration. The simplicity of all white ornaments,  is not only gorgeous but helps balance out all of the sparkle and glitz I go crazy for.

Do you have Christmas party plans? If so, and you’re anything like me, you’re probably not anywhere near prepared. I can hardly believe we’ve only got 8 days left to go. We just got our tree last week and finally finished decorating and getting some Christmas shopping done over the weekend. Wishing I had a few more weeks!

Oh!! And by the way, I won the entire fantasy football season this year, coming in 1st place and finishing the regular season at 10-3 + two playoff wins. Quite thrilled considering my hubby didn’t offer me much advice this year. Another excuse to celebrate I suppose!

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Cheers and check back soon!

xo

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Posh Holiday Gift Picks

The holiday season now upon us and I’m officially in party and shopping mode, feeling ready to prepare for the celebrations and joy this time of year brings! If you’re not feeling the same as of yet, you do have 26 days left to shop!

For those of you who will be attending holiday parties over the next few weeks, or are just looking for special gifts for friends and family, I’ve put together a list of my posh holiday favorites. Did I mention I would love to own all of these items myself? (hint, hint dear husband.) All of them $40 and under, and would make lovely hostess, secret santa gifts, or stocking stuffers for the posh at heart.

2013 Holiday Gift Picks - PLD

It’s really no secret that I love macarons so I had to add this lipgloss from Mor Cosmetics to the list! The Copper cocktail shaker = perfection, as do the glittered holiday coasters from Kate Spade. If ever there were a candle to keep and not burn, it would be the champagne scented candle by Jonathon Adler. The diamond bottle stopper from Z Gallerie is so chic, and disco ball ornaments make and inexpensive seasonal gift. You can never go wrong with a marble cheeseboard, or bottle opener for any hostess you know. The script on the opener reading “Cheers” won me over right away. Lastly, whiskey stones. An affordable unisex gift that entertaining lovers alike will enjoy!

Can you pick a fav?

Follow the links below to shop these items, just in time for Black Friday!

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I’m off to finish my prep for the morning! Wishing you all a fabulous Thanksgiving and holiday weekend! Happy shopping!

Check back soon for more posh!

xo

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Make: Pumpkin Spice Soft Pretzels (V)

I really do love pumpkins and have been determined to bake something special with them this season, the only thing is I’m not such a fan of pumpkin pie, I don’t do dairy, so a pumpkin spice latte is out of the question (I’m guessing I’m really missing out). So, other than the ombre pumpkins I made last month, and my less than perfect attempt at carving them for Halloween last week, my life has pretty much been pumpkin free this entire fall. Sad story!! That is until now, because recently I came across a recipe that fits perfectly into the fall/comfort category and with a few adjustments, exceeds the pumpkin-y taste I’ve been seeking! And, the best part of all is that the recipe is both vegan and dairy free!

Hello Vegan Pumpkin Spice Soft Pretzels.

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Soft Pretzels - PLD

Pumpkin Spice Soft Pretzels (V)

These pretzels are soft and doughy with a subtle hint of pumpkin, cinnamon and spice. The sea salt top adds a sweet and salty dimension making them a must try for Fall.

Ingredients

1/4 oz package of active dry yeast

1 cup warm water (to activate yeast)

1/4 cup granulated sugar

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour (or replacement) use more if needed

1 teaspoon pumpkin spice blend

3 tablespoons organic pumpkin puree

1 well-greased bowl

Parchment lined baking sheet.

For boiling

7 cups water

1/2 cup baking soda

For topping

2 teaspoons pumpkin spice blend

1 tablespoon sea salt

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Soft Pretzels - PLD

Instructions

Combine yeast, sugar, and warm water in a large mixing bowl to agitate until the yeast is fully dissolved. Allow to stand for 5 minutes.

Gradually add 2 1/2 cups of flour (setting aside 1/4 cup), and mix until soft dough forms.

Once the dough forms, add in the pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice blend and remaining 1/4 cup flour.

Check the consistency of the flour to make sure it’s neither sticky, or too dry. If too sticky, you can add additional flour until the correct consistency is achieved.

Remove from mixer and turn the dough onto a clean work surface until consistency is smooth (this takes about 3-4 min).

Place dough into greased bowl and allow to rise in a warm spot for approximately 1 hour, or until doubled in size.

For topping

While the dough is rising, mix together pumpkin spice and sea salt mixture and set aside.

Preparation of dough

Once dough has risen, preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

Punch down the dough and move onto a clean countertop.

Separate your dough into 8 pieces, rolling each piece into 1/2″ thick ropes.

I chose to make my pretzels smaller, so I cut the 8 ropes in halves, for more quantity.

Take each of the 16 ropes and twist them into pretzel shapes, sealing both ends.

Set aside.

For boiling

Bring the 7 cups of water and baking soda to a boil.

Once boiling, drop each finished pretzel into the water for about 30 seconds and remove with a slotted spoon.

Place each pretzel onto parchment lined baking sheet and top with pumpkin spice sea salt mixture.

Place in the oven and Bake unto golden. I baked mine for about 7 minutes and they came out perfect!

Recipe adapted from: Dairy Free Cooking about.com

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Soft Pretzels - PLD

The pretzels were the perfect accompaniment to big mug of rooibos chai the other morning. The ultimate comfort! And my two girls had them for lunch the other day and loved them as well!

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Soft Pretzels - PLD

Because of their size, these pretzels would make a delicious and also cute party appetizer! I can imagine them now with a dark chocolate dipping sauce or drizzle. Sounds absolutely heavenly, if I do say so my self. And speaking of parties….my birthday just happens to be this Thursday! Although a year older, I’ve truly learned to embrace my 30s because they’ve been filled with so many blessings, that it’s difficult to count them all. I’m incredibly grateful to be celebrating with my dear friends and family all weekend long and promise to have snippets to share with you soon.

With that said, happy November! I hope you give this recipe a try!

Thanks for reading!

xo

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Black + White Halloween

Halloween is one week away, can you believe it? Do you have anything fabulous planned? This holiday is reserved for my girls, so no major party plans on my end. Instead I’ll be spending my evening trekking the streets with Rapunzel and the cutest kitty cat you ever did see! But, if you’re in need of inspiration for a last-minute Halloween party you’ve come to the right place!

Right now I just happen to be obsessed B&W so it felt right to create a board revolving around both. Especially for Halloween! The black seen throughout offers some chic with a bit of a spooky edge that you look for with this type of holiday, while the white adds a touch of clean and modern. When paired together they are nothing short of spooktacular!

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Not only is black and white trendy at the moment, but it’s also timeless, meaning you could use this color scheme time and time again and never go wrong. Especially in the months of Fall and Winter, when the weather gets cold.

 If you’re still looking for ideas, I’ve put together some useful tips that will make throwing your next party a breeze!

Happy Halloween!

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Posh Party Tips

Consider an upscale evening cocktail party with your closest friends.

Send out your invites via email, or you can even hand deliver.

Choose a color scheme of black and white, the most sought after shades of the fall season.

Decorate simply but with statement making fabric for table linens.

I love the look of an all white pumpkin. If you can’t find them locally you can always break out the paint, like I did here!

One of the things I’m currently obsessing over is cake stand. They are so pretty to look at! Mix and match, or stack atop each other for a gorgeous dessert display.

Pour. Champagne and sparkling wine is one of my favorite ways to kick off a party. Line the rims in black and white sanding sugar for a touch of sweet and serve in memorable stemware as seen above. The Crystal Head Vodka could be used as a centerpiece on its own. Such a stunning bottle which I’m sure would also make a mean martini (sorry for the bad pun.) And don’t forget the paper straws! A party isn’t complete these days without them! The specific ones seen above can be found in my Etsy shop.

Sweets. If you’re short on time, dress up bakery bought cupcakes with a simple topper and an additional cupcake liner for a layered look. You can really serve anything black and white to tie in your theme, from dipped oreos, and black and white macarons, to licorice wheels and gumdrops..oh my!

There’s more coming up this week so do check back soon.

Thanks for reading!

xo

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Create – Paint and Glitter Mini Pumpkins

These past few days I’ve been busy prepping and getting things ready for the Mammogram Party I’m a vendor for on Friday. I’ll be selling many of my pink ribbon products and other party supplies in shades of pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness, with a portion of proceeds going towards the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

I’ve also been working on a few DIY crafts that will be on display in my vendor space, like these darling mini pumpkins that underwent a very pink makeover. Inspired by Breast Cancer Awareness and the month of October, just 3 shades of paint, and some glitter was all it took to transform these cuties from plain to posh!

Paint & Glitter Pumpkins - DIY by PLD

As you can see, the pumpkins are sporting Martha Stewart Acrylic Paint and iridescent glitter. I’m obsessed with her colors! Maybe because of some of the names like Raspberry Ice and Poodle Skirt, Jelly Bean and Cotton Candy. Let’s just say I had a bit of a field day at Michaels.

Here’s what you’ll need!

Paint & Glitter Mini Pumpkins – DIY

Supplies

3-6 Miniature pumpkins.

1 medium and 1 small paint brush.

Multi surface acrylic craft paint in 3 colors of your choice. I chose shades of pink for a bit of an ombre effect.

Craft Glue.

Glitter.

Newspaper or scratch paper.

Painters tray or old container.

Marthat Stewart Paint

Instructions

Wipe pumpkins down with a damp cloth to remove excess dirt.

Squeeze a small amount paint onto tray and begin painting your pumpkin. Paint as much of the pumpkin as you can see visibly then allow to dry (about 15-20 minutes). Once the top of the pumpkin is mostly dry, flip it stem side down and paint the bottom. Allow the bottom of the pumpkin to dry and then repeat these steps painting 2-3 more coats until your pumpkin is evenly coated. Set aside to dry.

Continue painting as many pumpkins as your heart desires, following the  steps above.

It helps to use the same brush strokes in a downward motion so the pumpkins have an even finish.

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Allow 24 hours for the pumpkins to dry, and they’re ready for their final accessory, the glittered stems!!

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For the stems, dip your small paint brush in craft glue.

Simply coat the stems with the glue making sure not to get any on the pumpkin skin itself.

Dust in your favorite shade of glitter until fully coated.

Flip pumpkin upside down over a sheet of paper and gently tap the bottom to remove any excess glitter.

Allow 1 more hour for the stems to dry and your pumpkins are ready for display!

Paint & Glitter Pumpkins - DIY

 If you’re throwing a Breast Cancer Awareness themed event or have a fundraiser coming up, these will add a fun touch to your party decor!

Paint & Glitter Pumpkins

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You can really paint these pumpkins in any color that you choose, your options are limitless. Black would be fabulous, as would metallics. Great party activity for kids!

Paint & Glitter Pumpkins - PLD

Thanks for reading! I’ll have plenty more to share soon.

Think pink!!

xo

This DIY is an original concept by PLD. All Images are photographed and owned property of Posh Little Designs. All Rights Reserved 2013.