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!
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. 🙂
Another fun thing about this project is the limited supplies needed. All you need are some craft pumpkins (found at your local craft store), Mod Podge, a foam brush and glitter. I think for this kind of project a fine glitter, like this one, works best. One other optional supply 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!
Start with simple craft pumpkins.
First, 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.
Here’s where the boxes come in handy. I recommend doing this outside! 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!