Glittering up those Pumpkins!

Okay, I am totally going glitter crazy! I have been seeing posts and pictures of people adding a little glitter to their Fall decorations and well, if it sparkles, it's for me! LOL

This is really a thrifty little do it yourself project that is easy, fun and sparkley!


All you need is whatever items you want to glitterize (a special word I have been keeping a secret..LOL). I did 8 smaller pumpkins and 10 gourds. Cheap white craft glue. I got the package of 2 at the dollar store. A package of dollar store foam brushes. And glitter. I found this really fine scrapbooking glitter at JoAnns. Regular price was $4.99 but, I got it for half off.


I diluted the white craft glue 50/50 with water. you don't need a lot of glue or glitter for this project. So, you will have plenty of leftover supplies for other projects. I just brushed on the glue water mixture all over the pumpkins and then sprinkled with glitter. I used the copper color glitter. And there is no way to make a mistake with these. If you get too much glitter in one spot, just take your foam brush and smooth it out. The glitter that was on the paper or plate afterward, I just tossed it into the glue mixture.

Since my pumpkins are going way up on shelves above my windows I wanted to have some sparkle and sheen to them that would be picked up by the little while lights that I am adding to the shelves as well. As I look at the picture of this pumpkin, it looks like I sprinkled it wth cinnamon! LOL. It doesn't like that in person. I guess the camera just picks it up weird
Here is one of the pumpkins up on the shelf. You can see a little glittery sheen to it. I was very happy with the way they came out. Like I said, the pictures just didn't seem to capture the colors very good.


I also did some little white pumpkin gourds in the gold glitter.

There are some awesome blogs that I am linking this post to so, make sure to check them out and get some great ideas!

The DIY Show Off for "The Fall Festival"


Metamorphisis Monday at "Between Naps of the Porch"


Knock off-Knock out at "It's so very Cheri"


Make Your Monday at "Twice Remembered"


Someday Crafts



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11 comments :

  1. I love this idea-- They turned out great!
    Besides who doesn't want to be "glitterized" I know I do! Well my husband would say I have already glitterized the whole house..by that he means it flys all over the place. Thanks for sharing and have a fabulous week!!!!

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  2. They looks really good. Everything needs a little glitter-doesn't it.

    Cheri

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  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love this idea! Glittery pumpkins! Soo cute! I might just have to "borrow" your idea and make me some glitter-icous pumpkins !! hehe :)

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  4. So pretty. I just love glitter! Thanks so much for linking to the Fall Festival and sharing your gorgeous pumpkins!

    Roeshel

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  5. Great job. Love the glitter on the pumpkins. If you get a chance, stop by tomorrow for a fun Halloween announcement.

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  6. Love your tranformation! Love the white pumpkings! Stop by for a visit sometime!
    Michelle

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  7. You braaaaave woman you! I've avoided glitter since kindergarten because of the mess, but golly your pumpkins are way awesome!

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  8. They look great! I feel like I need to glitter now too. Thanks for sharing. I'm having a giveaway this week. Stop by to enter if you get a chance.

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  9. I wanted to let you know you have been featured so go grab your button and PAR-TAY.

    Cheri

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  10. Girl I am all ABOUT me some GLITTER!! I LOVE it!! My son says if he stands still long enough, I will glitter him!! I am going to do this! Your pumpkins are sooooo pretty!

    I found your blog today and LOVE IT!! I'm a follower!!

    Have a great day!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  11. Love the glitter! I am going to have to add glitter to my decor this year.

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