Even MORE Pink Pumpkins…(and gourds)

In case you missed it, we’ve been talking about, and sharing photos of, PINK PUMPKINS this month, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.  You can read the other posts HERE and HERE.

And guess what?  Today… I have even MORE photos to share, along with a tutorial.  It’s not JUST pumpkins today either… we have PINK GOURDS too!

Shabby Chic Pink Pumpkins and Gourds, to be specific.  (Click the photos below to view MORE photos and the tutorial).


Aren’t these fantastic?

And remember, you can click HERE to visit Andrea at the Cottage Market blog and read her tutorial.  She has even MORE lovely photos, and she shares all about how to make these fabulously DIVA pink pumpkins and gourds.

(I have never typed the word gourds before so many times in one sitting.  It’s really not an easy word to spell… or type.)

Now… forward this on to a friend.  Make some shabby chic PINK veggies


Pink Pumpkins For The Cure

My friend Mandy over at Project Queen wrote a lovely post this week about Breast Cancer awareness.  I will let you read her post in it’s entirety on her blog (by clicking HERE), but I wanted to share her fabulous photos with you.

Aren’t those fabulous Pink Pumpkins?  Mandy was kind enough to share her materials list with us:

Martha Stewart Craft Paint (Pink Taffeta Pearl and Amaranth Satin)
Straight Pins
Breast Cancer Ribbon Stickers (found them at Michael’s) and painted them a darker pink

I definitely want to make some Pink Pumpkins… how about you?  I just LOVE the detail that the straight pins add on the ribbon.  I would not have thought to use pins like that (and I’m afraid I might not have had the patience TO do it)… so I’m completely impressed with how beautiful these pumpkins are!


Mandy is the proud creator of a blog called Project Queen.  She is a mother of 5 amazing children, a Nana to 4 grandsons (with another one due the end of this month) and a wife to an amazing man that she has been married to for 21 years.  She is excited to venture into the new territory of being an “empty nester”, making new friends and finding an outlet for inspiring others, as they inspire her along the way.  

Your can read some FABulous… FABulous DIY posts on Mandy’s blog.  She is truly the Project Queen!


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