If there’s any craft weakness I have…it’s glitter. It’s messy to work with…and I always use way more than I need. But when I’m done I just feel happy. Sparkly things=happy crafter. So this little project combined two of my loves…sparkly, happy PUMPKINS! With this easy glittered DIY pumpkin idea, you can apply your own taste and personal preferences to this project, but the premise is pretty simple!!
- Darice Paper Mache Pumpkins
- Mod Podge & Foam Brush
- Darice Extra Fine Glitter in Coffee Brown and Copper
- Darice Oh So Trendy Bronze Ribbon
- Darice Baker’s Twine
- Darice Suede Cord (optional)
- Darice Hot Glue Gun and Glue
You will want to start by adding a thick layer of Mod Podge to about half of your pumpkin and then adding glitter to it. If you wait too long the Modge Podge will dry and the glitter won’t stick to the pumpkin. Apply glitter to the whole pumpkin and go back and touch up any bald spots.
I did both my pumpkins this way using copper and coffee brown glitter, then I added some strips of suede into the ridges of the DIY pumpkin using hot glue. After I got done gluing it into the ridges, I added simple bows on top using ribbon and twine.
I made an easy twine bow for the brown pumpkin by wrapping the twine around my hand, then tying it around the center.
I added the glitter pumpkins to the other pumpkins I already had in my home and they made the perfect DIY pumpkin vignette!