Friday, September 28, 2012

Glitter Pumpkin Tutorial

I know, I know, I know, I have been slacking in the blogging dept.  But did you guys miss me?  I hope someone noticed I have been gone for three months. ha ha!  Well I am back.  I can't say how consistent I will be, but if I have something to blog about- I promise I will do it!  

In the meantime I have been doing a lot of Zumba, reading, playing with family and friends and I went on a mini-vaca with my high school girlfriends!! It has been a great 3 months.  I hope to share some of it with you soon :)

Well let's get to the point here... This week I hosted book club and had some of my besties over and we made glitter pumpkins. Everyone had such a good time and loved the pumpkins.  The ladies suggested that I post a tutorial on my blog.  It was a great idea, especially since I posted pics of them on Facebook and Instagram and everyone has been asking how to make them.  So here you go friends!!

Here are the supplies you will need.

  • a pumpkin
  • spray adhesive
  • fine glitter ( I prefer Martha Stewart brand)
  • metallic spray paint (optional)
  • clear outdoor weather coating spray (optional)

Get your pumpkin and place it on a bag or newspaper and start spraying the metallic or metal finish spray paint all over the pumpkin.  This evens out the color of the pumpkin, then you don't have to worry about your glitter being perfect ;)

 Look how awesome this looks.  Last year I just kept some of my pumpkins spray painted without glitter and they looked great!  If you like this look then stop here!

 On the same bag that you used to spray the spray paint, spray the adhesive all over your pumpkin.  Now be ready to switch to a different bag or paper surface for the glitter immediately after.  Because if you glitter on this bag, all your excess glitter will stick to the bag and you can't reuse it (see, I'm always thinking ha ha)

 Put the pumpkin on another bag, preferably a flat one so that it is easier to put the glitter back in the jar and just dump that glitter all over the sucker.  Be quick so the adhesive doesn't dry.  Also if you want you can just glitter the top of the pumpkin-- ombre style.

 Then I spray painted the stem with the metallic color {after all the adhesive and glittering and moving it around so I don't have to grab the stem anymore ;) }  If you want here is where you can spray the weather coating clear spray.  I didn't use it last year and mine held up great but you may want to just for good measure.

Then you are DONE ya'll!!!  Super easy huh?? It takes like 10 minutes tops! 

 Here is mine that I just made (in the middle) along with Lola's on the right and the one I made at book club on the left.

 I used the copper and orangey glitter on this one to give it a richer color.

 Here they are on my porch.  I love them and they lasted for Fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving decorating.  I was really sad when I had to chuck them last year when it was time to decorated for Christmas, because they were still in great condition.  They are the perfect pumpkin in my book!

I hope you have fun making your own!  Let me know if you have any questions!


  1. They look lovely. Now you just need to pick up some fake pumpkins so that you can reuse them every year! Target has some cheap ones or you can get them for 40% off at Joanns right now :)

  2. Dari,
    I was searching the web for glitter pumpkins and found your blog. What a small world. I can't believe how much Lola has grown up. She is such a little cutie.
    These pumpkins are so cute and I am going to use your idea for the pumpkins I am making this year. Thanks for posting them.


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