Sunday, October 14, 2012

Neon Pumpkin



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I know, I know, it's a gourd! But I like this shape better :) Halloween is approaching fast and there was no pumpkin in the house. The perfect time to try out my first neon project. I keep pinning wonderful neon images, my friends gave me a set of neon watermark colors and my autumn decor was in need of a funky addition. Enter the neon pumpkin, the star of the home!




This is easy and quick to do. I've snapped some pics for a little tutorial. First, mark your separation line with duct tape and paint the whole thing white (I used acrylic paint). Second, use the duct tape to set a new line and paint the neon graphic line. Add some dots for a whimsical effect. Remove the tape and you're done! Actually, when I removed the tape over the white paint there was a little accident and some of the paint got stuck to the tape and went away. Oh well, I could have repaired that but I love the perfectly imperfect neon pumpkin :)




Update - My neon pumpkin has been featured at Petite Hermine and The Gingerbread Blog. Thank you so much for the feature, you've really made my day!
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33 comments:

  1. Cioa Meeha,
    As always,you surprise everybody with cute ideas!!. Check in my blog because you have a surprise!!!
    Happy week end, baci, Eva

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  2. I already voted for you entryway, and I hope it wins. Your neon pumpkin is sure a winner too! As always....only you! I love it!

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  3. Eşti surprinzător de inventivă! atât de vii şi de frumoase!
    Mulţumesc pentru urări, o seară frumoasă!

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  4. I love the painted pumpkin I have to buy some also for me and decorate it!
    I VOTED!!! You have one more signed right now! ;)))

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    1. Laura, thank you so much for giving the vote, it's a wonderful gesture and I hope I can do the same for you some day!

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  5. That is such a fun take on the season! ~ Maureen

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting, Maureen!

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  6. everybody paint theire pumpkins white, black, or they leave them orange, but not you - you make a statement out of ordinary pumpkin! neon pink!

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    1. Thank you so much, Ana, the truth is that I really wanted a little neon play :)

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  7. Gorgeous!!!! What a wonderfully cool looking butternut (this is what we call these things)
    hugs
    jutta

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    1. We call it "Sweet pumpkin" and use it to make jam :)

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  8. I love the pop of neon! Such a fun idea!

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    1. Thank you so much for making time to visit the link-ups, I really appreciate it!

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  9. this is so cute!

    Have a great night! Stop by nichollvincent.blogspot.com and say hello! xo

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  10. Great pumpkin! (even if it is a gourd!!) :)

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/


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  11. Oh cute cute cute - we don't do halloween in Australia, but that pumpkin kind makes me wish I was decorating for it xo Stopping by from Happy Hour Projects

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Mel! We don't do Halloween either (here in Romania) but to me pumpkin says Autumn so I'm in!

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  12. I love it because it's so different from any pumpkin I've seen. Found you on Shine on Friday.

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting again, Tina! That was my idea: to make a new kind of pumpkin, instead of replicating something I saw already done. It's more fun for me this way!

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  13. Really cute idea, but isn't that a butternut squash?? Whatever....it looks great!
    HPS!
    ♥ Jil

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    1. Jil, thank you so much for the lovely words! It is a butternut squash, indeed :)

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  14. It does not matter what you use, it still looks great to me.

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  15. Lovely gourd!

    My PINK is also a giveaway so come and check it out, you might want to join. Have a great weekend.

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  16. So pretty!

    Come and link up at my Coolor Connectio meme through my PINK entry. Hope you join the fun!

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  17. Such a artistic gourd!

    Healthy Pink Snacks
    Have an enjoyable Pink Saturday!

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  18. your neon pumpking looks great and just to let you know I voted for your room :)) good luck!!!

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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely words and for the vote on Apartment Therapy, Ewa - I hope I can return the favor some day soon :)

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  19. So cute! I love it!

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Katie, I'm glad you like my little neon pumpkin :)

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  20. How fun! I love your colors on the squash! And super exciting news about Apartment Therapy! Good Luck! Thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday.

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    1. Thanks a million for making time to visit the link-ups, Christy!

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