It takes a true DIY dork to make a punked out pumpkin, right? But when I spotted the gold studded pumpkins below at my local craft store I knew I wanted to make my own version (sidenote, I’m resisting ALL URGES to make any jokes with the word STUD in them. Because Google is not forgiving when it comes to creepy search terms.) The studs (keep your mind out of the gutter!) on the retail version were a little measly, and since full-out bling is always appreciated I decided there has to be an easy way to make my own– and there is, and it only takes 5 minutes, so hooray for DIY no-carve pumpkins! Here’s the craft store version:
The best part is they’re totally customized towards your personal style: you can switch out the color and sizes of the pumpkin or the design of the studs. Black pumpkin with gold studs? Striking! White pumpkin with a smattering of bling? Glam! Go for the style that speaks to your heart.
Here are the materials I found at the craft store to play with. I have to tell you, I tried the iron on studs with hot glue and burned off my fingerprints the first time I tried to put one on, plus you could see the glue around the edges. To avoid potential lawsuits I decided to put away the hot glue and try the studs with the prongs– and I’m glad I did, as they were super simple to use! Here’s the various studs I bought to try:
And the one that worked best for this particular project:
I mean, it couldn’t be easier. Simply decide on the pattern you’d like (I stuck the prongs into the pumpkin a teeny bit, just enough to stay on while I came up with my pattern). Once you finalize the pattern, go for it! Push those studs in.
Here’s one with the prongs out:
And prongs pushed in:
Done! Five minutes later, a glam punked out pumpkin.
I have to admit, these copper spikes are waiting to be used. Oh man, how amazing would that look?!
Looking for more no-carve ways to bling out your pumpkins? These easy DIY sequined pumpkins are an oldie but a goodie:
Get creative and go for it. Be sure to share your studded pumpkins on my Facebook page!
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