MORE PUMPKIN CRAP … ER, CRAFT

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Several weeks ago, I posted a craft where I glammed up a faux pumpkin so it would lose some of its orange-y brightness.  Today, I bought another pumpkin, antiqued it with brown craft paint, and then got the inspiration for this monogram.  I already had the these pearlized pins on hand from another project.  I purchased these in the sewing section of Wal-Mart, and they remind me of my mom and her sewing attempts.  I’m afraid I come by my craftsmanship honestly!

I used an erasable pen to lightly sketch an “R” on the pumpkin, and then I began poking.  The pins went easily into the pumpkin for the most part.  Occasionally I had to use a little bit extra push, but it wasn’t difficult. CRAP ALERT:  Who knew that the hardest part of the project was following a straight line?!  I had to do an occasional readjustment to get the line straight — sometimes repositioning the pin and sometimes just wiggling it to get the alignment right.  You can see in the picture below that my mine needed a little straightening. IMG_1358You’ve seen the finished project at the top of this post, but I’m still deciding if the monogram needs a double row of pearls.  What do you think?  

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