Okay, today’s project might be one of my favorites ever…DIY glitter pumpkins! I know, just when you thought pumpkins couldn’t get any more fun, you have been proven wrong. Long live diy glitter pumpkins!
These pumpkins with glitter are one of the easiest fall craft projects I’ve ever done, and they last forever. I made a batch of glitter pumpkins several years ago and they are still going strong. You’ll want to pull these out year after year and layer them in with your fall decor.
I’ll be completely honest with you guys—this project can get very messy. I’m somewhat of a glitter expert, and even I spilled glitter here and there. Oops. Now our living room floor has some sparkle too…I’m not mad about it. 🙂
DIY Glitter Pumpkins Supplies
Another fun thing about this project is the limited supplies needed. All you need to make these pumpkins with glitter are:
Two other optional supplies that I would highly, highly recommend is a box that your pumpkin can fit inside and a shoebox. You’ll see why, but just trust me on that one!
How to Make DIY Glitter Pumpkins
Making these pumpkins with glitter is both quick and easy, especially if you implement the tips I’ll share below.
- Start with foam craft pumpkins. Any type of foam pumpkin will do, but if you want to make your pumpkins with glitter that is gold or a lighter color, it’s a bit easier to start with a white or light-colored pumpkin. If you have a dark-colored pumpkin, you could even spray paint it a lighter color first.
- Next, use your foam brush to cover your pumpkin in a coat of Mod Podge. You definitely want to lean towards a thicker coat rather than a thin one.
- Cover the pumpkin in glitter. Make sure to use extra fine glitter to get that pretty sparkle.
- Let it dry for 24 hours or so. You can do an additional coat of Mod Podge to seal the glitter in, or do a second coat of glitter if needed.
Tips for Making Glitter Pumpkins
If you have never worked with glitter before, be prepared—it gets pretty much everywhere! If you want pretty glitter pumpkins but don’t want your entire house to be covered with glitter, make sure to follow these tips:
- Make this craft outside if possible, for the easiest clean up possible.
- If you prefer to make these pumpkins with glitter inside, make sure you have a plastic tablecloth or roll of paper on hand so that you can roll it up, capture all the glitter and toss it.
Remember up above where I recommended having a couple of small boxes on hand? This is where they will come in handy.
Pour the glitter into the shoe box, hold your pumpkin by the stem over the bigger box and use the shoe box to pour glitter on your pumpkin as you rotate it.
When the smaller box is empty of glitter, pour the glitter from the big box into the smaller one, then start the process again. Give it a good shake and set it to dry for 24 hours (I put mine in another box for glitter control).
That’s it! Aren’t DIY glitter pumpkins so simple?
The darker colors of glitter tend to work better for coverage, but the white glitter gave my pumpkin a nice, frosted look.
Are you on team glitter or team no way? I feel like people are very black and white on this issue—let’s hear it! I think you know where I stand…sparkle, sparkle!