October 10, 2014

DIY: Chic Glitter Pumpkins

Growing up we always decorate our pumpkins or carve out cool designs. As adults we kind of lose that fun. I always see such adorable pumpkins on Pinterest and want to do them but in the back of my head think it must be a pain. Well this season I took on the challenge! I created two different options on two different types of pumpkins both involving glitter (because of course). It does get messy so I recommend setting up an area you don't mind glitter being. All the tutorials were different so I think go with what items you have available to you. Here's what I did:

Pumpkin(s) - wash before painting
Paint - didn't find a lot about which is best. I used what I had on hand.
Glue - I used Elmer's glue
Glitter - I used nail art glitter from Julep
Supplies (not pictured) - I used a makeup sponge and Q-tips

Pumpkin 1 (big one):

Definitely let it sit for at least an hour. You may need to do more than one coat. 

I found the Q-tip was best for drawing on the circles. I used black and purple glitter but the purple only showed up in the pics. I also found this is when the sponge came in handy to help press the glitter. To do the stem, I simply wiped glue with a rag and then poured the glitter.

While Pumpkin 1 dried, I worked on Pumpkin 2 (little one):
I wanted to only glitter every other ridge. I found a Q-tip was helpful for more precise glue application. Then used the sponge to press the glitter into the glue to make it last longer.

Let it dry at least an hour (I did it over night) then you can wipe away the excess glitter.

They're not Pinterest perfect but I was quite pleased with myself. I really loved the glitter stem!

How would you decorate your pumpkin?


  1. YES GLITTER PUMPKINSSSSSS!!!! I love the black one. Instead of glue last year i used metallic paint to match the metallic glitter :)


  2. @heather ooo very smart! I'll have to remember that next year. I think I'll just paint them to avoid spilling glitter all over my kitchen floor lol

  3. I LOVE the polka dot pumpkin! Didn't realize you painted it at first and totally thought it came that way... do black pumpkins actually exist?

  4. @Alex haha I don't know if they have black pumpkins. I know there are white ones!

  5. Amazing Halloween decorations. A few of my friends are throwing parties this year so I'm defs passing this onto them.

  6. Oh such a good idea...I might try this. We just bought three pumpkins, and they need some love, well, one does...the other ones will be carved.

  7. these are so cute! i am going to do glitter leaves with my grand baby.

  8. @Sherin thanks! Let me know if they end up doing them :)

  9. @Selma do it up! Send me a pic if you do :)

  10. So cute! I need to paint some instead of carve them because they last so much longer. I love the black and purple one!

  11. @Christina and much less messier :)


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