Over the weekend the kids and I went crazy with glitter. I forget how much fun it is to play with glitter until I do it, and then I’m looking for anything in the house that needs a little “sprucing up”. Oh dear.
Anyway, we crafted like crazy, and today I’m here to show you how to make glitter pumpkins.
- Elmer’s Glue or other inexpensive school glue
- paintbrushes + shaped sponges
- glitter in all different shapes and colors
- newspaper or paint tarp
Thin out the glue with water to make it go further. About a 50/50 mix, in a paper cup.
Apply glue to pumpkin. I decided to do glitter dots with a sponge brush, but anything you do is fun. Next time I’m going to glue and glitter the WHOLE pumpkin.
Sprinkle glue with glitter. Put something underneath the pumpkin so you can catch + reuse the glitter. That stuff is pricey!
Using a dry, clean paintbrush, sweep away the excess glitter. I cleaned up the non-dot areas so the glitter circles look more pronounced.
Show off your work!
Charming glittered a very adorable face with, uh, something on the head.
Precocious opted for a more geometric + sophisticated design.
Put the pumpkins on the front porch, back porch, table, mantel, counter, or dresser. Really, they look so fabulous you can put them anywhere you want.
BONUS: These last well into Thanksgiving decor if you keep them around. Two holidays in one, boom.