DIY: Glitter Pumpkin Tutorial

One of my favorite blogs has been posting different fun pumpkin decorating ideas for a few weeks, and it inspired me to make my own decorated pumpkins! Here's one of them...keep reading for the tutorial! It's super easy to do, and a fun way to glam up your home in time for fall!

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Here's what you need to make a fun, decorated pumpkin:
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Pumpkins: Can be real or faux (I did one of each!) 
Sponge Brush
Glue (Elmer's works!)
Painter's tape

First, tape off your pattern or design
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Working in sections, lightly coat the pumpkin in glue.  
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Glitter each section immediately after applying glue, and then continue on section by section, until you've coated the entire pumpkin. Let dry, and remove the tape! 
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In addition to the chevron patterned pumpkin I glittered, I made an ombre effect pumpkin, too! I didn't take step-by-step photos, but basically just did more glue and glitter at the top, and progressively did less as I went down the pumpkin. 
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  1. It looks GREAT! I absolutely love it! What a great, creative way to add a little flair to your pumpkins.
    xo Josie

  2. They look amazing and the white one is particularly awesome- well done!