Glitter Pumpkins

A couple of week’s ago, I guest posted this at The Thriftiness Miss. Just in case you missed it, here ya go! Happy weekend everyone!

Glitter Pumpkins - a tutorial from www.loveandlaundry.com

A while ago, I bought a pumpkin trio from this website and I have been dying to get them ready for Halloween! I think you could probably find something similar at a craft store. Here’s what you need to make your own:

Glitter Pumpkins - a tutorial from www.loveandlaundry.com

A set of pumpkins
Craft Paint & sponge or brush
Orange and Green Glitter
and Mod Podge

My pumpkins came with the stems separated. I was originally going to glue them into the hole at the top of the pumpkin. But, knowing myself, I couldn’t resist putting the stem in the hole. Well, it stuck. Completely. And instead of just leaving one alone, I had to try it on the second pumpkin. Yes, it did in fact stick again. So, before I could get tempted and see if the third one would stick also, I hurried and took a picture with one stem left out. But, in my rush, I forgot to add the mod podge to the photo. Oh, well! I’m human, I guess! Well,  it worked out easier to have the stems already in before starting. So, anyway…on to the project.

First, you need to paint the pumpkins orange. I did two coats.

Glitter Pumpkins - a tutorial from www.loveandlaundry.com

I didn’t paint the bottoms. Also, it doesn’t matter if the stems get orange on them. In fact, it’s probably better if they do. After they’re painted, let them completely dry.

Glitter Pumpkins - a tutorial from www.loveandlaundry.com

Now whip out the mod podge and add a coat to the front of the pumpkins, being careful not to get into the crevices.

Glitter Pumpkins - a tutorial from www.loveandlaundry.com

Then, sprinkle the orange glitter all over the front.

Glitter Pumpkins - a tutorial from www.loveandlaundry.com

 Then of course, dump the excess glitter. It’s just like  being in elementary school all over again! Why don’t I do glitter on every project?

Glitter Pumpkins - a tutorial from www.loveandlaundry.com

After that part is all dry, put some mod podge on the stem, being careful not to get any on the rest of the pumpkin. BAD PHOTO WARNING! {I am obviously not a photographer! I took like 10 pictures and every one of them was focused past the pumpkin – so it’s a little blurry. Life does go on, I guess.}.

Glitter Pumpkins - a tutorial from www.loveandlaundry.com

Then, sprinkle and dump the green glitter.

Glitter Pumpkins - a tutorial from www.loveandlaundry.com

Give them a good while to dry completely. Now, you can leave it there if you want, but it you’re worried about the glitter coming off and making your shelf glittery as well, here’s a fun trick to getting glitter to stay put.

Grab a can of clear spray paint.

Glitter Pumpkins - a tutorial from www.loveandlaundry.com

And spray an light coat over the glitter.

Glitter Pumpkins - a tutorial from www.loveandlaundry.com

And that’s it! They’re finished and ready to display!

Glitter Pumpkins - a tutorial from www.loveandlaundry.com

I love glitter! It makes me happy.

Glitter Pumpkins - a tutorial from www.loveandlaundry.com

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Comments

  1. says

    OMG, I think I can use glitter again! Was always hesitant of using it because of the mess it, so I thought, inevitably left behind. Thank you for sharing that clear spray tip! Maybe your not the first to do this, but you’re the first one I’ve seen! Great pumpkins, too! I’m just now getting into the Halloween crafting spirit, dunno if I’ll actually have time to make anything. Hope your having a great weekend!

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