Sunday, October 13, 2013

Trick AND Treat- Happy Halloween!

What is it about crisp air & the smell of apple cider that makes me want to decorate my house tip to toe in Halloween décor? I just love this holiday so much! I truly love answering the door for hours handing out candy, seeing all of your little cuties in their costumes. I already have my door-answering outfit planned & it is majorly cute! I saw a lot of great ideas of how to paint pumpkins and had a nice little plan in place, until I saw glow in the dark paint. Oh my, I couldn’t resist!

P.S. Glow in the dark paint comes in a spray paint version. You know how passionately I feel about spray paint but I resisted this time. Just thought I would mention it for your project needs though.

I kept it very simple with one live pumpkin

I ordered this off of Amazon & thought I was getting one bottle but
I actually bought a package of three...anyone want a bottle?

I generously painted two coats onto my pumpkin

Once it dries, it adds a very nice sheen.

What it doesn't do, however, is make your pumpkin glow.......

Do you feel like we were playing trick or treat & I tricked you? Yeah, sorry about that. I always love sharing when my projects go awry so you don't make the same mistakes that I do but I was pretty disappointed in this one. Luckily, since I accidentally over-ordered, I moved on to Plan B.

I have a nice stock of mason jars on hands so I decided to give them a try.
I really like how these turned out and at least I can re-use them next year.

The paint needs to cure in bright light in order to be activated. 

After a full day of bright sunlight, tada!

This project is cute, fun, easy & cheap....just don't paint a pumpkin ;)

I would be remiss if I didn't mention my dear friend Shannon's company, Preppy & Co.:
She has the cutest Halloween (and Christmas & tailgating) items. You will love them!



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