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Puttin’ on the Glitz

Updated: Sep. 07, 2017

This might be our easiest pumpkin craft yet!

glitter pumpkins
Too often, the humble pumpkin gets taken for granted. We suggest giving pumpkins unexpected shine with a dusting of fine glitter. On a mantel or your Thanksgiving table, they’ll sparkle in sunlight and glisten magically in candlelight, in any colors you choose.

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glitter pumpkinsHere’s what you’ll need:

  • Pumpkin (real or artificial)
  • Medium-size sponge brush
  • Tacky glue
  • Fine glitter in choice of color
  • Paper plate


Step 1. Use sponge brush to apply a thin layer of glue to surface of pumpkin.

Step 2. Sprinkle glitter over entire glue area; shake off excess onto paper plate. For large pumpkins, apply glue and glitter in sections.

Step 3. Allow pumpkin surface to dry thoroughly before touching.

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This project originally appeared in Country Woman Magazine. Click to subscribe here.