DIY Glittered Pumpkins

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This fall craft idea is so fast and easy that my daughter Ellie was able to help me out.

Here are 2 different looks you could use to make a glittered pumpkin:

(Above) No paint. Used Diamond Dust.

(Above) Added orange glitter and then added some fine glitter.

SUPPLIES:

Glue
Paint brush
Paint (optional)
Pumpkin
Glitter (I like Diamond Dust)
Pan
Newspaper

(OR if you are planning on making the darker orange pumpkin:)

FIRST: Buy Pumpkin(s).

I like to go to Micheals and buy the fake pumpkins so I can use them for the next few years.

SECOND: Put out some newspapers down and get a pan for the extra glitter to fall into.

NOTE: IF you want a different color on the pumpkin, make sure you paint the pumpkin and let it dry.

THIRD: Squeeze some glue in a small area and even it out with your paint brush.

(It helps if you have someone to help you hold the pumpkin in place.)

FOURTH: Sprinkle the glitter over the glued area.

FIFTH: Repeat step 4 and 5 over and over until finished. Try not to make a “seam” each time you start glueing, because it will show up thicker later.

SIXTH: Shake off any extra glitter and let it dry.

Just a note: I think it took me longer to write this up and post it than actually making it!

A few more example:

(Used embossing powder on the pumpkins above.)

Thanks Martha Stewart for the inspiration!

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