This post originally appeared on The 36th Avenue on October 16, 2014.
I know tomorrow is Halloween, but Thanksgiving will be here before you know it! Are you hosting this year? We love to host Thanksgiving dinner! Lucky for me, the husband does all the cooking. I’m in charge of ambience. To spruce up the dinner table, I whipped up these Gold Pumpkin Votives.
To create your own Gold Pumpkin Votives, you will need:
Drill and wood bit (1 1/4 size)
Small paring knife
Gold spray paint
I kind of love any project where I can use my power tools!
Slowly drill into the center of your pumpkin. I went with a wood bit that was smaller than the votive because I did not want to crack the pumpkin from the force.
Scoop out the pumpkin innards.
Gently trim the edge of the hole with the paring knife. Slowly cut away to make room for the votive.
Once the pumpkin has been hulled and the opening is the size of the votive, it’s time to spray paint!
Apply a couple of light coats of spray paint to completely cover.
Allow the paint to dry over night before placing the votive in the pumpkin and lighting.
I love it’s simplicity!
But what about the kids’ table? No worries – I have that covered too! Check out my Turkey Crayon Caddy!