For Halloween, I whipped up some glitter and spray paint pumpkins!
A few years back my aunt taught me to make these glitter pumpkins. I’m pretty sure the beloved Martha taught her. Anyway, I’ve been hooked ever since. Glitter pumpkins are now an All Hallow’s Eve tradition in our household. A couple Halloweens ago, I also started experimenting with spray painting pumpkins, which turned out fabulously! To make the glitter pumpkins, I use Martha Stewart brand glitter from Micheal’s. I have a green and orange color. This year, I did all orange pumpkins. The glitter is very fine, so it goes on nicely.
Grab a pumpkin and wipe off all the dirt from it. Get two paper or styrofoam plates. One is for glue and one is for putting the glue / glitter on the pumpkin.
Next, you simply “paint” the glue on the pumpkin. I use one of those cheap $1 chip brushes from Lowe’s.
After you have painted all the glue on, simply sprinkle glitter over the pumpkin. Don’t worry that you are using too much because the excess will shake off and you can put it back in the container.
Ta-Da! Beautiful glitter pumpkins! I also like to spray paint pumpkins too. I’ve spray painted them black and copper before, but this time I had some silver spray paint laying around. So, I took my miniature pumpkins and taped around the stems to keep those looking natural.
A couple of simple coats later and you have these…..
As you probably already know from my post on Halloween decorations, I like to stagger things at different heights when decorating. These glitter pumpkins were no exception.
I mixed in the spray painted pumpkins with the glitter pumpkins to give it a nice contrast! The ones in the lantern are my favorite!!! Happy Glittering!!!!