DIY Glitter Pumpkins for New Year's Eve

2013 Dec 30 - by Preeti
Since I am on a glitter roll by making the glitter champagne flutes, I thought I would make some accompanying accessories.

Because Halloween was a couple months ago, I have a bunch of yellowing, dying pumpkins in the house. I couldn't bring myself to throwing them away. Instead, I decided to paint them in a silvery-white, typical New Year's Eve color, and glitter the tops of the pumpkins.

Oh, and the quality control expert by Bubbles, our silly Holland Lop bunny. He approves of the yellow pumpkins.

These baby pumpkins are super easy to make and are a perfect way to up-cycle the pumpkins from Halloween.

What you need:

Any small sized or baby pumpkins

Silver multicolored glitter - I used the silver glitter that has flecks of different colors, instead of the plain silver glitter - but use any color you want!

Folk Art 659 Metallic Pearl White

Mod Podge Gloss Finish


Acrylic Spray

1. Paint the pumpkins with the Folk Art paint. You'll need to do 3-4 coats of the paint to get a nice, strong metallic color. Let the coats dry before painting the next layer.

2. With Mod Podge, paint each of the tops of the pumpkins. Glitter away!

3. Let dry for 10-15 minutes, then add a second layer of mod podge and glitter the pumpkins.

4. Add a final layer of mod podge, but no glitter. When dry, you can spray the pumpkins with the acrylic sealant.

Done! Now you can decorate your table, or anywhere, with these adorable little guys.