Today I did one of the more crafty things I’ve done in a while, and certainly the first seasonal art project since I worked at a preschool while attending college. I made these awesome glitter pumpkins! They were super easy and they look beautiful, I am thrilled with how they turned out.
As I mentioned in my Halloween Pumpkin Inspiration post, these pumpkins are not cut into or carved in any way, so they should last until Thanksgiving or later. In this house, they will be moving from mantel to centerpiece after Halloween is over. For that reason, I went with a glitter color that will last the season – though it would be really fun to do a bright Halloween orange and black…maybe next year!
I only slightly adapted my technique from Martha Stewart, and I even used her glitter and glue products (purchased at Michaels Craft Store). Take a look at the original “how-to” here; my instructions are below.
Step 1: Gather your materials: Small-ish pumpkins (so the glue doesn’t dry out before you get it all glittered), glue, and glitter! I went all-out Martha on this one, with her Glittering Glue (the cap is also a handy brush) and Bronze Glitter. You’ll also need paper plates or newspaper to catch the excess glitter.
Step 2: Brush half of your pumpkin with glue. This was probably a little too thick. You don’t need to get the bottom, since it won’t show.
Step 3: Sprinkle with glitter until completely coated, and let dry for 1-2 hours.
Step 4: Repeat on other half and let dry. Martha said one hour but I think I put too much glue on because mine took about 5 hours to get completely dry. When dry, shake off any excess glitter and admire your work!