Saturday, October 15, 2011

Glittered Pumpkins


Around our house we glitter our pumpkins instead of carving them. I live in a house full of girly girls that love glitter and so do I. Besides they last forever this way. Last year my mother-in-law had hers for over a year, I don't recommend this, just sayin. 
They are super easy to make but do be prepared for a bit of a mess. You may end up looking like the pumpkin when your done :)

Supplies: Pumpkins/squash, newspaper, adhesive spray/modge podge, glitter.

Pick a place outside on your lawn that you don't mind getting some glitter on. Spread some news paper on the ground. Place your pumpkin or squash in the center. Spray the entire thing with spray adhesive (just a warning this stuff can be toxic so make sure your kids stand back and don't breath any in if you can help it). Last year I used modge podge instead of spray adhesive. It worked out great. This year I went with spray adhesive because it was quicker. Both ways worked out great in the end so you choose your method.
After you spray or paint your adhesive on sprinkle glitter evenly over the pumpkin/squash. Just a heads up it takes a lot of glitter, a little tube wont do. I picked up a big containers at Micheal's and was able to do 1 large and 1 small pumpkin before I ran out. I think next year I will order a huge amount online, we'll see.
If you do use spray adhesive just a heads up, double spraying does not really work out well so make sure you get a good amount of adhesive on the first time around.

After you cover your pumpkin, and yourself :) with glitter let it dry. Once dry place wherever you like and enjoy.




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6 comments:

  1. Love your glitter pumpkins! You must have the prettiest pumpkins on the block. We are big fans of sparkle here too. I am a new follower from Sundae Scoop. Vicky from www.messforless.net

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  2. so pretty... who doesn't love glitter!!

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  3. Love these.. sooo festive and fun! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hhippo Party!

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  4. Love love love your glittered pumpkins!! So darling! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  5. Oh my what gorgeousness! Can you even say that about a pumpkin? Love this idea. I'm sure this would keep the squirrels away, too. One has already eaten 1/4 of my pumpkins.

    Thanks so much for linking up with my {new} Whip it up Wednesday handmade party! Great to have you this week. I look forward to seeing more of your creations.

    Best,
    Emily from Nap Time Is My Time

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  6. Loving your BOO-tiful glittered pumpkins! Thanks for linking to the Tuesday To Do Party!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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