Friday, October 12, 2012

A DO NOT DIY...

You think this is scary?

or this?
They don't scare me!
(well maybe just a little)
 
Wait until you see where I went yesterday:
Now THIS is scary...
That is right...nothing scares me more
than taking three little boys into Michaels!
 
Now THAT is scary!
It really is.
 
I'll tell you why I braved up for this scary trip.
My friends have all been creating gorgeous pumpkins.
Koralee paints them,
Theresa sews them,
& Jessica wraps them magically with yarn.
& they are all perfect!
 
So...when I bought a bunch of sweet little gourds & pumpkins from a friend at Annie's school I knew I wanted to "do them up." 
 
I also knew with all the little hands around I should probably go with something "easy" since I knew I wouldn't be doing it alone.
 
Well here is a little DN (do not) DIY to paint pumkins:
 
First, do not find your self telling all your boys,
"SURE, you can hold the pumpkins in the car...
(seemed harmless)
 
...just be careful not to break off the stems!"
 
Do not tell them they can pick any color they want at Michaels.
 
EW.
 
Then when you start painting, 
do not tell them, "Try really hard to keep it off the stems."
 
 
 
And do not buy the cheap paint.
 
Who even knew a pink pumpkin could be so ugly?
(Not me, I mean did you see Koralee's adorable pink pumpkin?)
 
Just when you think they can't get any uglier...
they do:
 
This is when I just started shaking my head.
 
Oh...& whatever you do, do not try to fix them with glitter!
 
Sigh...
 
Of course, the whole time they are
smiling & so proud of their work.
"How does it look mom?"
"Interesting Bo...very interesting."
 
And poor  Annie,
"Honey, I can't lie....that thing is pretty ugly."
She laughed & agreed :)
 
When they are drying, do not bother telling any little boys,
"Don't touch them yet, they are still wet."
It's like saying, "Please touch them all!"
 
Then, after about 5 coats,
do not keep pushing on determined to finish the project
by spraying them with a shiny clear coat.
 
They are still just ugly.
Now they are just shiny and ugly.
 
No matter what...DO NOT try this at home.
 
You have been warned.

But, I have this baaaaad feeling we will be
destroying pumpkins for years to come.  The kids love those awful things :)

If you have some cute pumpkins for me to see make sure to let me know!  I need a little cuteness after all this!
 
 

34 comments:

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Hilarious!!!! But yet there is something so perfect about them!

Pen Pen said...

I think they are 'precious'... LOL. What a cute post! Great memories in the making! :))

pollydove said...

LOL!!! Oh my ... that is too funny! But, we know how good of a mom you are - and good times, good memories are what it's all about, so keep those coming girl! Maybe those can be the decorations for outside the back door! ;)

Sweet Tea said...

"Artists" - one and all!!

ShannonAnn said...

Just so laugh out loud cute! I can hear all the giggles and hoots, thanks so much for sharing your DO NOT DIY!

It's me said...

O my o my......you must be a crazy mam......but i love you....happy weekend ...with your lovely kids and husband xxx....

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Okay they may not look like Koralee's sweet little pink pumpkin but I think they look absolutely adorable all linded up in a row! And I am sure it was fun for all involved.

koralee said...

This is the cutest/funnist/adorable post ever!!! Really I think these are so GREAT!!!!! The smiles on your sweet children say it all...how many mom's would even try this??? You are the BEST! Plus believe me it is very hard to keep the paint off the stem!!! Thank you for sharing and you just made my day sweet friend. xoxoxoxoxoxox
I am about to do another post on my pink pumpkin...should have it up by tomorrow...something else you can do with your painted pumpkins and the best thing is you don't need the stems! xooxxoxo

Cheyenne said...

LIBBIE! YOU ARE A RIOT! Seriously, lady! Nine shades of AWESOMENESS reign right here. I howled out loud! They look cute, for reals, and I do just know those kids would've had the time of their lives. Who cares about cutesy pie pumpkins! You made memories!

Beth W said...

I laughed so hard at this! I shared it with my mom, who used to dress us in smocks (men's old denim shirts) and let us sit on a floor covered in plastic tarp with 'armageddon supplies' (various art and craft stuff) and let us do our thing for an hour. I can guarantee you, your boys' neon pumpkins aren't that bad. ;)

Shelby Beach said...

LOL!!!!!!!!! I was laughing so hard through the whole thing...my husband asked me what's so funny? So I read it all over again for him...thanks for the chuckle! Dan thought it was funny too! The sun illuminating your creation so beautifully...Love it! Abstract Art rocks!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Ha-ha! I can just imagine you going to Michael's with those boys! And the stems -- no doubt they were twirling those pumpkins by the stems. Crack! Ha! What counts is that everyone had fun! Next time, take Annie and let her pick out the colors. :) Have a great weekend. Tammy

Victoria said...

I think they're adorable! These kinds of crafts are so much fun, even with the mess and unexpected results. <3

Cassie said...

Haha! They are cute! What memories you made even if you were going for a bit of a different look. ;)

Miss Holly said...

Hello from " seaview cottage" . Thank you so so much for joining my site! I too have a sister that I can not live without...sisters are the best!!! We just spent a week in Paris together and it was heaven!!!
What a beautiful family you have!!! I don't have children of my own so I live through all of my friends babies!! And love every minute of it!!
I have not met any blog friends "yet" but hope to soon.....such a wonderful way of opening doors to people we would never have known.....I so look forward to following you!!! Happy day!!

Miss Holly said...

Oh and I love your name....my sister is Dibby.....I have never met anyone with that name ....she is really Olivia but has always been called Dibby....
Thanks again Libbie!!!

Anonymous said...

You are the best MOM! At least you attempted for the perfect pink pumpkin, but your kids' faces say it all! That is perfection.

Laura/Sacramento

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