I love fall  – and not just for the pumpkin spice everything. It’s my favorite season. Not hot (usually), not cold (hopefully). Living in Chicago we have hot, humid summers, fridgid, snowy winters, and rainy, mixed temperature springs. Fall is short, but perfect. It’s important, to me, to make every moment count during this season. One thing I love to do in fall is decorate pumpkins. I’m not a big pumpkin carver, and I like the idea of using pumpkins in décor beyond Halloween.  This year I’m all about the glitter.

First, I needed pumpkins. The grocery stores haven’t had a great selection of pumpkins, so I headed to the farmers market. They had a ton of options, and the best part, the ones I bought for this project were only $2.00 each.

I didn’t need to purchase anything else. Instead, I looked through left-over craft supplies and things I had around the house. Based on what I had and wanting to keep the color palate black, white and gold, I decided on a black pumpkin with gold glitter stem and a white pumpkin dipped in gold glitter.

Black Pumpkin with Gold Glittered Stem

Materials

Pumpkin

Black Spray Paint

Gold Glitter

Mod Podge

Paint Brush

Directions

  1. Wipe down the pumpkin with a wet cloth to get rid of any dirt.
  2. In a ventilated room, spray the pumpkin with the black paint. Wait one hour, then spay with a second coat.
  3. Allow the pumpkin to completely dry overnight.
  4. The next day, brush the pumpkin stem with Mod Podge one section at a time, covering in gold glitter as you go.
  5. Brush off access glitter and enjoy your pumpkin!

Glitter Dipped Pumpkin

Materials

Pumpkin

Painter’s Tape

Mod Podge

Gold Glitter

Directions

  1. Wipe down the pumpkin with a wet cloth to get rid of any dirt.
  2. Using the painter’s tape, tape an even line around the circumference of the pumpkin.
  3. Brush the bottom half of the pumpkin with Mod Podge one section at time, covering in gold glitter as you go.
  4. When the Mod Podge is dry, carefully remove the painters tape. You should have a clean line.

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