October 14, 2010

Glitter pumpkins

After this post, I was in need of glitter. And with Halloween on the way, there was no better time to glam up some pumpkins—Martha Stewart style.

After reading recommendations, I decided to use fake pumpkins so I can reuse them. I got mine at Michaels (on sale!). I also got the Martha Stewart glittering glue that has the brush applicator, which definitely came in handy. As for glitter, I used smoky quartz for the smaller pumpkin and fire opal for the bigger pumpkin.


Tips: I coated small sections of the pumpkin with glue at a time and then sprinkled on the glitter. This is a much easier way than coating the whole pumpkin in glue and then trying to add glitter. If you don't have glue that comes with a brush applicator, just use a paint brush. Once I sprinkled the glitter on, I spread it with my fingers and patted it down. The glue can cause it to clump so make sure the glue is spread thin.

This project is very easy to do and in no time at all you'll have a sparkly pumpkin!
(And perhaps even a sparkly home if you're generous with the glitter like me ;) )





Go get your sparkle on!

26 comments:

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Love! So sparkly fun!!

Princess Freckles said...

Beautiful!

Deviled Megs said...

SUCH a cute idea!

***Positively Preppy in Pink*** said...

So pretty! I love them! And of course, Martha Stewart is my fav.!! :)

gramercy boutique said...

These pumpkins are ADORABLE! So festive! Love the idea, want to try it out myself asap!!

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Sweet Southern Prep said...

How cool! I just may glitter myself a pumpkin soon. Thanks!

Fashion Meets Food said...

Love the pumpkins! I would love to make them, but I am semi allergic to glitter. But they are so gorgeous I would love to make them.

xo

Miss Type-A said...

really cute! love it :)

Cherry Blossoms said...

I have been thinking about doing a craft like this and now seeing how pretty yours turned out I think I know what I just may be doing this weekend! Very Pretty and great step by step pointers here.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

These turned out so cute!! Love them. If you used artificial pumpkins, then you could save them from year to year. I always buy artificial ones on sale after Halloween for really cheap. Love & blessings from NC!

Mackenzie said...

Gorgeous!! I want to do this now too!!

A Preppy Princess said...

I love these! I have been wanting to try it and think I'm going to break down and do it this weekend.

Kate said...

Might be making a trip to Michaels this weekend. Such a cute idea!

QueenBeeSwain said...

you OWN sparkles!

xoox

kHm

Pink Maple said...

Love them!

Kristin said...

I am totally enlisting my lil' sis to help carry this project off. Thanks for the idea lady!

AEOT said...

How funny- I did this about two weeks ago with the exact same colors you used. I did both pumpkins in orange and then did the stems in the golder color. They look awesome on our dining room table!! I'm hoping to do a few more little ones next year for our buffet in there as well!

Moonlight Serenade said...

those are so cute! thanks for posting :)

Pink, Green, and Southern said...

So pretty!!

Ally said...

adorable!!! what a great idea!

anotherfishinthesea said...

I love these!! I wish I had seen them sooner and could make them for my Halloween party tomorrow! Next year? :)

Travels in Heels said...

Love this post...I actually did this project over the weekend and it is going to be my Thursday blog post.

xo,
Sara

Merlin said...

oh. my. gosh. i am going to glitter a pumpkin this weekend

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

OMG...they look beautiful! xx

living well said...

oh-so-pretty! love it!

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