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Can I make a confession? I don’t LOVE glitter. Not like most crafters. I love shiny and metallic and even a bit of sparkle… but glitter? It can just be a mess, you guys. But some times it’s worth it. I think these ombre glittered mini pumpkins are worth it. I love the sparkle they bring to my otherwise plain jane Halloween decorations. I don’t typically decorate much for Halloween (that Trick or Treat Chalkboard is it so far!) because I don’t like how plastic the decorations are. These little guys though, they don’t look plastic or fake or cheap… just adorable. But they’re not expensive, each one came in under $3- less if you already have your glue.
I’m excited to be sharing this DIY with you in the form of a short video tutorial! If you remember, I’ve teamed up with Shaw TV to create simple craft videos and this is the first in our newest series. You’ll be seeing one every couple of weeks until Christmas! And yes, I’m looking more and more pregnant each day.
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:
- Mini Pumpkins (I found mine for a dollar each at Walmart)
- Liquid Glue (I’m a big fan of Tacky Glue)
- Ombre Glitter (these come in small packets at the dollar store here, this Glitter Sample Pack is similar but bigger)
- Paint brush you don’t mind throwing out
- Paper plate or paper to cover your surface
Before you get started, clean your mini pumpkins with soapy water. This will help keep them from rotting. When you pick your mini pumpkins, keep in mind you’ll only see the stems and not the bruises on the pumpkins so go for awesome stems instead of perfect pumpkins. I just re-purposed the ones I’d bought for our Friendsgiving dinner decor. The process is really, really simple although it’s time consuming. Holding the pumpkins stem, turn it upside down and start painting on the glue. Go in layers so your glue doesn’t dry too fast. Open your darkest packet of glitter and either sprinkle it onto the glue or roll your pumpkin in the glitter. Then, continue with another section of glue and lighter glitter as you work your way to the top of the pumpkin. Pretty simple… right?! But be warned… you’ll look like you’ve been playing with glitter.
What do you think? I’d love to hear if you decorate for Halloween (and how!) and if you’re a glitter lover (or not!) in the comments.