In preparation for this activity, I headed over to Michael's to purchase Martha Stewart's very own line of glitter. She really does offer some beautiful colors, not that multi-colored stuff of kindergarten days. I purchased two colors, orange sorbet and fire opal. Then I stopped in at the grocery store to buy some pumpkins as my Halloween ones had all rotted. Imagine my surprise to discover that pumpkins had disappeared along with the trick-or-treat candy. I did find a sugar pie pumpkin tucked away and some kind of squash that looked orange and passable so I snatched them up and headed home.
The rest was really easy. I painted some glue on the squashes and sprinkled the glitter. I was impressed at the transformation. They were certainly no longer humble pumpkins. They were clearly centerpieces! I felt kind of disappointed that I am not hosting a Thanksgiving feast at my home for these would certainly love to be the center of attention. But, as you can see, they did get some attention. From a little boy. Who keeps getting glitter on his hands . . .