Polka Dot Pumpkin

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I had been seeing white pumpkins around lately and decided to buy one the other week at Michael’s. 

My original intention was to decorate it keeping it simple by gluing some fabric mums to it and then putting it in a wreath of silk autumn-colored leaves but………that didn’t happen. 

At that same trip to Michael’s when I purchased the pumpkin, I also bought rhinestone tape. 

I had no idea what I was going to do with that but it caught my eye and I bought it.  While the pumpkin was sitting on my desk waiting for something to happen, I had the idea to put the rhinestones on the pumpkin

One thing led to another and I decided to make it a polka dot rhinestone pumpkin.  I had some black scrapbook jewels

and added those in a random pattern around the pumpkin and voila – a polka dot rhinestone pumpkin was born

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  1. So chic pumpkin!!! I love withe pumpkins!
    Have a wonderful week!

    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
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  2. Julia A. Stansel says:

    OMG! Rachel will love that! She loves anything that sparkles. I bought her one of those hot fix crystals guns and several hundred crystals. She has been wanting to try it out on something. I am going to look for a pumpkin today for her to try it out on. Great idea! I would never have thought to put them on a pumpkin. Once again you have inspired!

    • You’re so sweet, Julia! I would love to see any pictures of Rachel’s creation. I found the pumpkin at Michael’s but I have seen them at JoAnn Fabrics as well.

      Have a wonderful, wonderful day ~ you and your awesome family! hugs, mb

  3. Oooh…I love all the sparkle. Such an elegant Halloween decoration!
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  4. Such a pretty pumpkin! I adore white pumpkins and this little dazzler is no exception :)
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  5. This pumpkin is screaming my name!!! I love it. So pretty, elegant and festive!
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    • Mary Beth says:

      I wasn’t sure what it was saying but now I know it was your name! : ) Thanks so much, Carolyn.

  6. That is too cute! I love the bling. Megan
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  7. Hi Mary Beth! I love this pumpkin idea, it’s on the neutral side with a bit of bling and can fit anywhere with different style embellishments. Thank you for sharing.

    Have a good day, Nancy
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  8. You have the sweetest ideas! Lovely pumpkin!! Bling is a happy thing :)
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  9. So glamorous! Love it, MaryBeth!
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  10. Hopped over from the Pinterest party – pinned your project :-) It is gorgeous!
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  11. stopped by Debbie Doo’s and saw this on the pintrest board – so wonderful!
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  12. Hey Mary Beth. I went ahead and featured you but can you add my link in to the parties you entered.



  13. I surprised myself by liking this. :P

    It’s pretty, it’s fun, it’s different! I like it! :D

  14. What a cute idea! Nothing is better then a glam pumpkin.
    Thanks for the wonderful pictures.

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  15. OH this is so cute Mary Beth! I love it!
    Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/halloween-projects/

    Have a great rest of the weekend!

  16. So chic! That’s beautiful! you made a great work! i’m a new follower now via the linky ;)

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  17. This is quite striking! I love the idea of using the rhinestones to outline the pumpkin and the random way you added the black details — pretty!
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  18. So pretty!
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  19. omg..what an elegantly decorated pumpkin! LOVE IT!

  20. I love it, so pretty! White pumpkins are always my favorite. :) I would love to have you stop by ‘Or so she says…’ today and share some of your great ideas with my readers! The ‘Your Great Idea’ link party runs every Sat through Tuesday. Hope to see you there! http://www.oneshetwoshe.com

    * Also, we’ve got a great giveaway going on with over $500 in prizes!
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    • Mary Beth says:

      Thank you for the party invite and for the giveaway heads up ~ I linked and entered! Wonderful prizes by the way. Have a lovely week, Mary Beth

  21. This is so glamorous!! So cute! I would love for you to come link up to my Get Social party and show off your amazing blog!

  22. Ooooh, beautiful job, Mary Beth! And i love the lamp in the background as well!
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  23. LOVE white pumpkins!! Too classy ;)

  24. Hi – I love this! What a great idea. It pays to shop even the aisles we don’t always go down, huh? I love all the white pumpkin ideas but this blinged-out pumpkin – great idea!

    Thanks for posting!
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  25. Very cute! I love the rhinestones and polka dots. The black cheesecloth on the lampshade is cool too.
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  26. So lovely! White pumpkins are my favorite to decorate! Thanks for sharing at Show & Share, featuring this tomorrow!
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  27. this pumpkin is just so stinkin’ cute. LOVE IT!!
    We just started back up our link parties and we would love if you came and linked up at The Humble Brag. Each week, one lucky featured blogger will get one free week of advertising, which mean thousands of ad views a day! Hope to see you there.
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    • Hey, I saw that you linked back to our link party but didn;t see your link. Just wanted to make sure you weren’t experiencing any problems. Let me know if you need anything and thanks for linking back. :)
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  28. Love this. I happen to have a blank white pumpkin that is in need of some gussying up!!
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    • Mary Beth says:

      Thanks, Marie ~ gussying up is a very good thing! : ) Have a great week and thank you so much for stopping by.

  29. I featured your pumpkin in my pumpkin round up today. I love it!

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  30. Featuring your darling pumpkins on this weeks All Star Block Party.


  31. Hey Mary Beth, Thanks so much for linking up last Friday. Hope to see you back tomorrow to link up and see if you were featured or even won the free ad space!
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  32. I love your pumpkins! I am not much for orange, but I love the white ones! I need to try your cleaning recipes as well. Visiting from the blog tour…thanks for the inspiration!

  33. Marybeth, you make the prettiest pumpkins ever…hands down! Can’t wait to feature this beauty! Pinning now!
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  34. Just beautiful…I LUV the bling.
    Over from DebbieDoos….

  35. bling, bling, craftiness calling. Love it!!!!! Big hugs my friend
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