Glitter Pumpkin Craft for Moms!

Celebrity Trainer Heidi Powell's Glitter Pumpkins See all of the steps to make these at http://heidipowell.net/4142

Sparkly Halloween Pumpkins? Yes, please! Don’t let this adorable craft scare the amateurs and first-timers away though. Heck, I am as much of an amateur crafter as it comes. If I can make three pumpkins look so good in glitter, you can too. What family doesn’t want to add a little sparkle to their Halloween décor?

Here how I did it.

Supplies:
-Garbage bag: I cut it open to protect the table and it makes for a quick and easy clean up
-Pumpkin
-Foam brushes
-Mod Podge Matte (there are other types of it, ie: glossy)
-Glitter
-Your favorite Pandora station, T.V. show or complete silence (whichever is more relaxing) [not picture] :)

Celebrity Trainer Heidi Powell's Glitter Pumpkins - What you need http://heidipowell.net/4142

Step 1: Cover table with garbage bag. Glitter travels quickly so this makes for easier cleanup and you won’t have to worry about Mod Podging your table.

Step 2: Clean the pumpkin so all dirt, dust, etc. is off the pumpkin.

Step 3: Apply Mod Podge in sections to pumpkin using a foam brush. Don’t skimp on the Mod Podge but don’t drown the pumpkin in it either. You want enough so the glitter will stick but you don’t want it dripping down your pumpkin.

Celebrity Trainer Heidi Powell's awesome glitter pumpkins. See more at http://heidipowell.net/?p=4142

Step 4: Pour glitter on top of the section you just Mod Podged (not sure that’s a word but right now it is. :) For the parts of the pumpkin closer to the bottom, I found it helped to pour some glitter on the table and roll the pumpkin it it. As for the very bottom of the pumpkin, you don’t really need to worry about it because no one is going to see it. :)

Celebrity Trainer Heidi Powell's awesome glitter pumpkins. See more at http://heidipowell.net/?p=4142Celebrity Trainer Heidi Powell's awesome glitter pumpkins. See more at http://heidipowell.net/?p=4142

Step 5: After you have applied Mod Podge and glitter to the entire pumpkin, you may notice that there are spots that are missing some sparkle. One of the beauties of this project is that you can keep fixing it until you get it just right. (My kind of project for an amateur crafter like myself. All is not lost if it’s not done the perfectly the first time.) So, just apply more Mod Podge in the areas you see fit and pour more glitter on top.

Celebrity Trainer Heidi Powell's awesome glitter pumpkins. See more at http://heidipowell.net/?p=4142

Note: I did the orange pumpkin first as a tester to see how the process would work. Because I used orange glitter and the pumpkin is orange, the small spots the glitter didn’t stick to aren’t very noticeable. However, when it came time to do the black glitter I found that it was more difficult to cover the entire pumpkin because of the contrast of colors (orange underneath black). If I were to make another black glitter pumpkin, I might try painting the pumpkin black first and then applying the glitter. Then if there are a few spots that the glitter didn’t stick to, it isn’t noticeable.

Step 6: Let the pumpkin sit for a while and then shake the pumpkin to get any lose glitter off.

Step 7: Display your sparkling masterpiece for all to see.

Celebrity Trainer Heidi Powell's awesome glitter pumpkins. See more at http://heidipowell.net/4142

Step 8: Step back and admire your work. Then pat yourself on the back for being crafty, festive, and giving yourself some much deserved “me” time.

:)


11 Comments

  1. Stefanie - September 25, 2014

    Love this! and I love the idea of using real pumpkins versus foam. Real ones will only last one year (well one month), but then they are compostable.

  2. Manuela - December 6, 2013

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  3. Marla - October 16, 2013

    Ah glitter-the herpes of the craft world because once you get it on you it is near impossible to get it off,lol.
    If you take a dryer sheet and wipe down your arms and your work surface before you get started,the glitter won’t stick as bad.
    Foam pumpkins are great for this kind of craft,plus you can use them for many years(A spray clear coat would keep the glitter from falling off).In fact,I’ve had most of my foam pumpkins for many years and they still look as good as the day I bought them.After Halloween,I just make sure they’re dry,throw them in a garbage bag, and then up into the attic.
    This year,I used chalkboard paint on one of my foam pumpkins.My five year old has had the best time drawing different jack-o-lantern faces on it every day.

  4. Brianna - October 15, 2013

    LOVE this!!! I’m totally going for the painting/glittering decorating of pumpkins this year instead of carving (:

  5. Monica O. - October 15, 2013

    This is soo bling-bling I love it!! Totally have to do this now. I’m wondering if using the foam orange pumpkins in micheals would be easier weight wise. Just a thought?

  6. chris - October 15, 2013

    I think this is something really neat I wonder what it be like if you lite them up afterwards

  7. Denise - October 15, 2013

    I love this idea. I am not a craft person, but my kids wish I were sometimes. They like doing arts and crafts and this seems easy.

  8. Beverly Uerling - October 15, 2013

    Love it! Thanks for sharing :)

  9. Judy Stermer - October 15, 2013

    AWESOME..I’m going to try this. Thanks for sharing. Hugs

  10. Julianna Olan - October 15, 2013

    LOVE this idea!!! I am not so crafty either but this project would make people think otherwise! Thank you for the step by step directions. Looking forward to doing this with my little girl! :)

  11. Beth - October 15, 2013

    Cute! I love glitter and I love pumpkins- what a perfect combo of the two! I’m totally doing this today! :)

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