DIY Glitter Pumpkins

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Any excuse for glitter and I am there, so when Sophie etc and I spotted some cute white pumpkins in Buckingham and she suggested I glitter them up for Halloween, I didn’t give it a second thought. I headed straight to Hobbycraft and stocked up on all things glitter and gold – although the spray paint can didn’t work which was hugely frustrating – and got to work.

I made three different pumpkins and have detailed the steps and what you will need for each below.

What do you need:

  • One white pumpkin
  • Some PVA glue
  • A small brush
  • Some glitter glue
  • A glitter shaker

The Glitter Web

Step 1: cover the stem in PVA glue.

Step 2: turn the pumpkin upside down and dip the stem into the pot of glitter, give it a little shake and voila.

Step 3: grab your glitter glue and draw lines along all the grooved segments of the pumpkin.

Step 4: make your way round the pumpkin, joining each line up with a swoop, repeat until pumpkin looks like a glittery spider web.

The Glitter Beachball

Step 1: cover the stem in PVA glue.

Step 2: turn the pumpkin upside down and dip the stem into the pot of glitter, give it a little shake and voila.

Step 3: PVA glue alternate sections of the pumpkin one by one.

Step 4: use your glitter shaker to shake glitter all over the PVA’d section and repeat all the way round. Blow off the excess glitter and you are done.

The Glitter Bomb

Step 1: cover the stem in PVA glue.

Step 2: turn the pumpkin upside down and dip the stem into the pot of glitter, give it a little shake and voila.

Step 3: spread PVA glue half way down the pumpkin, make sure the strokes go from the top down and don’t try to be too neat.

Step 4: grab your glitter shaker and shake away. Another way to do this would be to fill a bowl with glitter and dip the pumpkin in head first. Blow off the excess glitter and you are done.

I would love to see any pictures of your own DIY pumpkins, don’t forget to share them with me on social media.

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