Have you ever wondered how to glitter (affiliate link) a pumpkin at home?
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Save Money On Your DIY Halloween Crafts
It is a lot cheaper than buying ones that already have glitter (affiliate link) on them plus you can easily customize the design and colors to fit the rest of your holiday decor.
Pumpkins are a staple of fall decorating – from harvest through Halloween and even Thanksgiving, they fit into almost any type of decor.
Where To Find Faux Pumpkins
Faux pumpkins come in multiple sizes and price ranges.
Look at hobby stores and if they are not discounted, use a coupon or for smaller pumpkins look at the dollar stores.
For this project I chose a foam pumpkin that cost $1.00.
I already had glue and glitter (affiliate link) at home.
Displaying Your Pumpkin
I did purchase the stand seperately for under $10.00.
It’s up to you if you wish to display your pumpkin the way I did or if you wish to just sit it on a tabletop.
I intentionally let some of the orange of the pumpkin show through the glitter (affiliate link) to make it look old.
Here is how I glitter (affiliate link) a pumpkin.Print
Use a paintbrush to brush to cover one section of ribbing with a thin layer of glue*.
Hold the pumpkin, glue side facing up, over the top of a piece of paper and sprinkle the area covered in glue with a single color of glitter (affiliate link).
Tilt the pumpkin sideways to allow any excess glitter (affiliate link) to fall off onto the piece of paper.
Give the pumpkin a slight tap on the bottom to release any loose glitter (affiliate link).
Set the pumpkin aside on a piece of clean paper to dry.
Fold the paper and pour the glitter (affiliate link) back into the bottle it came out of.
Once the first sections of glitter (affiliate link) are dry, brush a thin layer of glue onto one of the remaining orange sections.
Pour a second color of glitter (affiliate link) onto the fresh glue.
Tilt the pumpkin straight down – do not let any of the second color of glitter (affiliate link) get onto the glittered areas.
Give the pumpkin a slight tap on the bottom to help release any loose glitter (affiliate link).
Move onto the next section that has no glitter (affiliate link) on it and repeat the process.
Once the entire pumpkin is covered in glitter (affiliate link), set it aside to dry overnight.
The next day look carefully at the pumpkin. If there are areas that need more glitter (affiliate link) on them carefully add glue using the paint brush (affiliate link) and then dust some glitter (affiliate link) on using the same process as above.
Allow the pumpkin to dry for another 24 hours.
Repeat this process until you are satisfied with the way the pumpkin looks.
Allow the sealant to dry according to the manufactures instructions.
Repeat the sealing process three times making sure the sealant is completely dry before adding another coat.
Once the final coat of sealant is dry your pumpkin is ready to display.
Be sure to wrap it in bubble wrap or newspaper at the end of the season and store it away so you can use it again.
*Note: Choose how large of an area you wish to cover with one color of glitter (affiliate link). I choose to cover 2 ribs of the pumpkin with one color, skip 2 ribs and repeat until I completed the entire pumpkin. It is best to work a section at a time to prevent the glitter (affiliate link) colors from mixing.
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