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How to Make Glitter Pumpkins the Easy Way: Kid Friendly

Learn how to make glitter pumpkins to add some extra sparkle this fall. Glitter pumpkins add a special twinkle to your fall decor. This tutorial will show you how to make glitter pumpkins in 3 steps.

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My sister asked me recently about how to make glitter pumpkins. She had seen them and was wondering what type of glue to use on pumpkins. Since my youngest daughter Emmie loves pretty things, especially glittery things, I knew we should do it! And this rainy morning we sat down and made some of these sparkly glitter pumpkins to brighten up our day.

I gotta say this was a really simple craft that my daughter absolutely loved! Fortunately we pretty much had everything on hand too. Afterwards Emmie was so proud of her pumpkins she said this was “her craft.” And I tend to agree because she had so much fun!

If you are looking for a fall craft to do with your kiddos and want a simple project than this might be “your craft” too. These glitter pumpkins are a simple way to add some sparkle to your fall display.

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Here’s all you need to make glitter pumpkins:

What is the best type of glue to use on a pumpkin?

The answer is you really can’t go wrong. I have found that Elmer’s glue or a basic craft glue works just fine on pumpkins. We used basic Elmer’s glue.

How to Make Glitter Pumpkins

Here’s how to make glitter pumpkins:

Step 1: Pour glue into a container and water down your glue

How to Make Glitter Pumpkins

I just used regular school glue. And since it can dry quickly I watered it down just a little bit. Like less than a teaspoon of water. Just to give yourself a little more flexibility with the drying time if you are doing this with your kiddos.

Step 2: Paint your pumpkins with the glue

Using your foam brush paint the areas of your pumpkin where you want your glitter or sequins. This doesn’t have to be perfect. Let your kiddos have fun!

How to Make Glitter Pumpkins

Step 3: Pour glitter on your pumpkin.

With a piece of paper underneath your pumpkin to catch the loose glitter, sprinkle or pour your glitter on the areas with glue. Shake off any loose glitter onto the paper. Make a funnel with your paper and pour the glitter back into the container.

How to Make Glitter Pumpkins

And that is really it. Just let your pumpkin dry until the glue is dry.You can try gluing on stripes, circles or patterns as well.

How to Make Glitter Pumpkins

We did the pumpkin below with sequins along the natural lines of the pumpkin.

How to Make Glitter Pumpkins

Don’t these little pumpkins brighten your day? And the best part is that your little ones will enjoy making them too! I hope making these pumpkins with us today added some sparkle to your day too.

If you liked this tutorial, you may want more ideas for fall decor in your home!

-How about making fabric pumpkins from old socks, sweaters or velvet pumpkins from an old skirt.

-Here’s an idea on styling velvet pumpkins in a planter box for fall. And some beautiful farmhouse style coasters for Thanksgiving. Or a very easy to make fall burlap wreath.

I hope you are having a wonderful week! And as always thanks for stopping by!

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How to Make Glittered Pumpkins

Shake up your Halloween decor with these colorful glittered pumpkins. A great project for kids, creating these sparkling pumpkins is quick, easy and fun. Plus, since the pumpkins remain whole, they'll last much longer than carved ones.

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Prepare Work Area

Put down a layer of newspaper topped with a sheet of craft paper to protect the work surface. Then select pumpkins of various sizes and colors, and decide which ones will receive which color glitter.

Creative Glitter Pumpkin Step 1

Put down a layer of newspaper topped with a sheet of craft paper to protect the work surface. Then select pumpkins of various sizes and colors, and decide which ones will receive which color glitter.

Pumpkins Pre-Glitter Step 1b

Put down a layer of newspaper topped with a sheet of craft paper to protect the work surface. Then select pumpkins of various sizes and colors, and decide which ones will receive which color glitter.

Apply Adhesive and Glitter

Spray the top and middle portion of a pumpkin with spray adhesive. While the glue is still wet, use a spoon to sprinkle glitter over the sticky surface of the pumpkin. Allow to dry.

Tip: Unless you want to glitter the stem, try not to spray it with adhesive. Cover it with painter's tape if necessary.

Add Adhesive to Pumpkin Step 2

Spray the top and middle portion of a pumpkin with spray adhesive. Tip: Unless you want to glitter the stem, try not to spray it with adhesive. Cover it with painter's tape if necessary.

Sprinkle Glitter Step 2b

While the glue is still wet, use a spoon to sprinkle glitter over the sticky surface of the pumpkin. Allow to dry.

Remove Excess Glitter

Pick up the pumpkin and shake off any glitter that didn't fully adhere. Set the pumpkin aside and fold the craft paper to funnel the excess glitter back into its original container.

Great Glitter Pumpkin Step 3

Pick up the pumpkin and shake off any glitter that didn't fully adhere. Set the pumpkin aside and fold the craft paper to funnel the excess glitter back into its original container.

Save Excess Glitter Step 3b

Pick up the pumpkin and shake off any glitter that didn't fully adhere. Set the pumpkin aside and fold the craft paper to funnel the excess glitter back into its original container. After removing glittery pumpkin from paper, carefully fold sides of paper into funnel shape and dump excess glitter into cup for later use.

Glitter Bottom of Pumpkin

Place the pumpkin back on the craft paper, tipping it to the side so you can apply spray adhesive to the bottom. Spoon on glitter until the entire surface of the pumpkin is covered. Allow adhesive to dry, then shake off remaining excess glitter.

Optional: Skip this step and only cover the top of the pumpkin, if you'd prefer.

Paint Stem

Use a small paintbrush to apply brown craft paint to the stem of the pumpkin to help it really stand out.

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Glittered Pumpkins

Glittered pumpkins are an easy DIY fall craft that you can create quickly with any glass container.

glittered pumpkins
These glittered pumpkins were without a doubt SUPER fun to create!

I mean, really, there was glitter and fabric involved.

You can’t go wrong!

And the best part?

You only need a few supplies to complete this cute fall pumpkin craft.

So without further ado, let’s create some Glittered Pumpkins!

glittered pumpkins
I have been wanting to try this glitter technique ever since I saw it on Pinterest.

It sounded too good to be true!

But as you can see in the photo above, it totally worked!

First up, the jars.

I found these glass jars at Home Goods and immediately thought they would make adorable pumpkins.

So I grabbed 3 different sizes for this project.

You can easily use any type of glass jar for this craft, but it must be glass.

You can even use Mason jars to get a similar look to these painted pumpkin jars.

glittered pumpkins supplies

Pledge with Future Shine

A very fine glitter

Green fabric

glittered pumpkins Martha Stewart glitter
For my glitter, I chose Martha Stewart’s Fire Opal.

Its kind of a darker orange.

I love it!

glittered pumpkins - adding Pledge and glitter to pumpkins
Add a small amount of the Pledge to your jar.

Swirl it around until the inside of the jar is completely coated with the Pledge.

Remove any excess liquid by holding the jar upside down and letting it drip back into the original container.


Add a small amount glitter to your jar.

Close the lid and shake the container to scatter the glitter.

The glitter will stick to the Pledge on the glass.

Add more glitter as needed until the glass is completely coated.


And that’s it!

I admit I was a little skeptical of the glittering technique.

I tried it on my smallest jar first.

It worked like a DREAM!

I quickly moved on to my other two jars.

Aren’t they looking “pumpkiny” already??

And the sparkle! WOW!!

glittered pumpkins - glitter left over
I wanted to show you how much glitter I used.


Seriously! I have tons of glitter left!

(No glass surface will be safe in my house now.)

glittered pumpkins - make fabric pumpkin stems
Now to move on to the pumpkin “stems.”

I took the wire off of the pumpkins jars and taped the lid on.

glittered pumpkins - make fabric pumpkin stems
I found some pretty dark green satin in my fabric stash.

(I’ve never shown you all my fabric stash… its kind of embarrassing how much I have!)

I cut the fabric into strips.

I taped one end of the fabric to the pumpkin and folded the bottom of the fabric under to make a faux hem.

I wrapped the strip around the pumpkin, overlapping as I went and continuing to fold up my faux hem.

Once I wrapped the fabric to the top of the lid, I taped down the edges.

glittered pumpkins - make fabric pumpkin stems
I used a glass as a template to cut a circle to go on top of the pumpkin’s lid.

I glued it down making sure to keep the glue around the edges of the lid and not on top.

(Glue will permanently darken satin where it touches.)

glittered pumpkins - make fabric pumpkin stems
I used a second strip of fabric to wrap around the top of the pumpkin to hide all of my rough edges.

I folded a double hem as I wrapped it.

I glued the strip to the lid.

glittered pumpkins - ribbon curly cue
The pumpkin still needed something.

I found some green ribbon in my craft stash and tied some into a bow.

I curly-cued the ends by running the back (non-sharp side) of my scissors down the ribbon.

I glued the ribbon to the satin.

finished glittered pumpkins
I love, love, love how these turned out!!

The little ribbon curly cue was just what the “stem” needed!

finished glittered pumpkins
You really have GOT to try this glitter technique!!

In fact, I have a TON of Future Shine and a TON of glitter left over.

Who wants to come over and play?


>> See where I party! <<


This post was originally shared October, 2011.

DIY: Glitter Pumpkins - ShowMeCute

How to Make DIY Glitter Pumpkins

DIY Glitter Pumpkins are so easy to make that there is no need to decorate this year with plain pumpkins so grab your glitter and let’s get started!

Closeup on an arrangement of Orange DIY Glitter Pumpkins in a variety of sizes.

We LOVE glitter.   If you give us the choice between two things, one plain and one sparkly, we will always choose sparkle.  When we decided to take some fake pumpkins and repurpose them, we went no further than our glitter collection. We think they turned out fantastic.  Even Nancy who doesn’t love all things glitter as I do (I know it’s hard to believe we are sisters), thinks they are adorable.  These DIY Glitter Pumpkins turned out to be an easy and inexpensive project that is also a high-impact decoration that you can use for Fall, Halloween, or Thanksgiving.

Supplies You Will Need

All the supplies you will nee to Make DIY Glitter Pumpkins including faux pumpkins, glitter, Mod Podge and a craft brush.
  • Artificial Pumpkins
  • Glitter – Garnet
  • Glitter – Copper/Orange Metallic
  • Glitter – Copper
  • Mod Podge
  • Craft Brush

Step 1: This Halloween Glitter Pumpkin craft project could not be easier or cheaper.  We found these mini fake pumpkins at Walmart for $0.99 each and the glitter was 40% off at Hobby Lobby making it less than $2.00.  We had glittered all three pumpkins in under 15 minutes.  It’s the perfect type of craft – easy, cheap, beautiful!

How to Decorate the Faux Pumpkins

Collage image showing the steps for adding the Glitter to the Faux Pumpkins.

Step 2: Cover the faux pumpkin in Mod Podge using a craft brush.
Step 3: Sprinkle the glitter over the Mod Podge-covered Pumpkin.  Tap off any excess glitter.  The glitter that doesn’t stick can be reused.  I used orange glitter for this pumpkin here but I also made my own “harvest” pumpkin shade of glitter by mixing the orange with some brown and red glitter. Super pretty.
Step 4: The glitter will flake off a bit when handled too much.  You can give the DIY Glitter Pumpkins a spritz of Mod Podge or Martha Stewart Finishing Spray to help with this.  Or as I sometimes do, give it a light spritz of aerosol hair spray which also works.  

Before and After

Collage image showing the faux pumpkins before the glitter was added and after the glitter has been added.

So easy.  So pretty. So grab your glitter and get started turning your boring fake pumpkins into these glittery Fall decoration show stoppers.

Closeup on a stack of Orange DIY Glitter Pumpkins of various sizes sitting on a black surface.

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Pinterest glitter pumpkins

Easy DIY Glitter Pumpkins

Easy DIY glittered pumpkins

I wanted to mention these little glitter pumpkins for those of you looking for some fall crafts with the kiddos.

The girls and I actually made these awhile back and I really loved how these turned out and they are really simple to do.  They are much prettier in person and the glitter really sparkles in sunlight or in the evening with just a porchlight.

And if you are thinking these might not be worth the bother- the pumpkins you see above are literally 4 years old.  They have not been stored carefully but rather shoved into storage tubs after the holidays and I think they still look lovely.

So just a little effort now and you can have something that lasts for ages and ages.

You just need 3 things to make these pumpkins and you can do them in several different colors.  I think they are perfect for fall/Thanksgiving decorations or Halloween and you can use fake pumpkins or real pumpkins.

I have tried this with real pumpkins and it doesn’t look nearly as pretty.  These pumpkins are artificial and I bought them at Michael’s for about $5 each.  You can find pumpkins cheaper at the Target Dollar Spot or the Dollar Store but I have found the better quality pumpkins look much, much better then the cheaper pumpkins.  You will get a nicer stem, more realistic colors and a diversity of sizes and shapes.

how to make glitter pumpkins

To get started you simply want to wipe down your pumpkins so they are free of dust and dirt.  Next you want to methodically paint on some sort of adhesive in long strips around the pumpkin.  I did this in sections because the glue dries quickly but you want to make sure to paint on the glue in a stripe from top to bottom so you get a perfectly glittered surface and not splotches.

I used Martha Stewart glitter glue but I think Elmer’s glue, spray adhesive or Mod Podge would work as well.  If you use a spray glue make sure to use painters tape on the stem of your pumpkin to protect it.

  • I laid my pumpkins out on craft paper (or a paper plate depending on the size).
  • I worked in sections around the pumpkin but the glue dries quickly so just do a section, pour glitter to cover the section well and then move on to the next section until you are finished.  For a smaller size pumpkin, you can probably do it all at once.
  • You can either fold the craft paper or a paper plate and pour the excess glitter right back into the container.
  • I didn’t touch the stems but you can paint them brown or green if you like.

Easy DIY Glitter Pumpkins

The glitter is important to get a super sparkly pumpkin.  I like Martha Stewart glitter because it comes in gorgeous bronzey, orangey, mustardy colors and it is super fine.  If you don’t have Martha Stewart any brand will work just make sure it is super fine and not thick, chunky glitter.
Homemade Glitter Pumpkins

One warning though is that super fine glitter does tend to stick to everything so be careful transporting your pumpkins around as you may have a trail of glitter :).  I didn’t find this to be a big problem but I can for sure see a fine spinkling of glitter underneath where I rest the pumpkins.  You can put a sealant on top of the pumpkins to be really sure the glitter doesn’t come off.

Here are a few other crafts you might enjoy:

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Cute thumbprint spiders for kids 

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Easy no bake ghost cookies 

Halloween Craft for Kids

Easy Boo Sign 

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