Pumpkins: Can be real or faux (I did one of each!)
Glue (Elmer's works!)
First, tape off your pattern or design
Working in sections, lightly coat the pumpkin in glue.
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!
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.