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.
Glitter (I like Diamond Dust)
(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!