I love me some monograms AND pumpkins:)
I had wanted to do this for quite sometime! I enlisted the help of my best friend to come over and help me gut the pumpkins and then use wood etching utensils to etch the rind off the pumpkin so that it would glow. I used these in various places on the serving tables (mostly on the dessert tables).
This is a great project to do for any occasion, and even for none at all! Of course I was inspired by Martha and she didn't disappoint. This project was easy (just a little time consuming as we made 6 of them)! We did them the Thursday before the wedding so I'm unsure as to how long they would last, but I'm assuming they'd last as long as any regular carved pumpkin would. When we were finished with them we gave them to my parents-in-laws and Stephen's side of the family whose last name ended in "C".
If you're interested in making your own glowing pumpkins, you can find the tutorial here.
I'll see you back here tomorrow for another fun DIY wedding project!
I've linked this idea up to:
Tools are for Women Too!; The DIY Showoff; Making the World Cuter ; Skip to My Lou; The Girl Creative; Sumo's Sweet Stuff; Between Naps on the Porch; Cottage Instincts; Keeping it Simple; Mad in Crafts; It's So Very Cheri; C.R.A.F.T.; All Things Related; Silly Little Sparrow; Today's Creative Blog;