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Saturday, September 22, 2012

DIY Glitter Pumpkins

It's officially Fall!! My favorite! So, now it's time to get those decorations out {if you haven't already!}.

If you're looking for some simple, inexpensive, and fun Fall/Halloween crafts that you can even have the kids help with, these glittery pumpkins are perfect! I love what they have added to my own decor and the possibilities are endless for making them fit your style.

I started by purchasing three foam pumpkins from Target for about $6 total.
You can also find them at most dollar stores, Wal-Mart and most craft stores in all shapes and sizes.

Next, I painted all the pumpkins. I used Americana acrylic paints in Sour Apple, Dioxazine Purple and Bright Orange. I painted about 3 coats on each pumpkin, making sure to let them dry completely between coats. I also painted the stems of all the pumpkins.

Once the paint was dry, I used FolkArt Extreme Glitter paints in Green, Gold, and Fuchsia. I painted 2-3 coats of the glitter paint. Once the paint was dry, they're done! The beauty of the Extreme Glitter paint is that it seals in the glitter so you don't have to paint a sealer over top. The glitter stays put, and you end up with a whole new pumpkin! You could also use Mod Podge with glitter, and it would look great!

And that's it!! So easy, and fun! My daughter loves painting, so this was a perfect project to let her help.
Happy Fall!

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Would you like to comment?

  1. So much better painted pretty colors! ;)

  2. Thanks for joining our I've been booed party! Happy Halloween!

  3. Love the colors you chose. So festive! Thanks for the great idea!

  4. I love them! I want to make some....maybe I'll stop by the craft store to buy some on my way home from work. Stopping by from Craft O Maniac.

  5. Love the colors!

  6. Love these too! You can enter these pumpkins into the DIY a Pumpkin Challenge! :)


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