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.
Tilt the pumpkin sideways to allow any excess glitter to fall off onto the piece of paper.
Give the pumpkin a slight tap on the bottom to release any loose glitter.
Set the pumpkin aside on a piece of clean paper to dry.
Fold the paper and pour the glitter back into the bottle it came out of.
Once the first sections of glitter are dry, brush a thin layer of glue onto one of the remaining orange sections.
Pour a second color of glitter onto the fresh glue.
Tilt the pumpkin straight down – do not let any of the second color of glitter get onto the glittered areas.
Give the pumpkin a slight tap on the bottom to help release any loose glitter.
Move onto the next section that has no glitter on it and repeat the process.
Once the entire pumpkin is covered in glitter, set it aside to dry overnight.
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.