Tis the season – to get your glitter on ready for the holidays. I know, perhaps a tad early – but I just can’t help myself and we could all use a little extra glitter. This showstopping autumnal craft is perfect for Halloween and then carries through to give your Thanksgiving table added sparkle. Cinderella’s pumpkin never looked so beautiful.
Source the more expensive glass glitter in antique silver – if you are doing this with young children stick with regular glitter as the good stuff is made from glass. The cheaper stuff in the craft store and supermarket just doesn’t give you that same je ne sais quoi! but better to be safe with little fingers – make up for it by choosing colors that are less obvious – golds, burnt copper and even black.
Chose pumpkins with the most interesting twisted stems in various sizes, here I’m using mini white pumpkins but traditional orange work just as well (once they are covered you don’t see the original color).
Use white glue rather than spray glue for a better finish.
Pumpkins of various sizes
Elmers white glue Elmer’s Glue-All Multi-Purpose Glue, 7.625 Ounces, White (E1324)
Large piece of paper to catch the excess glitter
Glitter – I like using glass glitter Stampendous Glass Glitter 1.59 Ounces-Silver especially the less fine sort for more texture and sparkle and a more sophisticated look but use child-friendly glitter in fall colors if doing this with small children, Martha Stewart Crafts Glitter, Desert, 3-Pack is a great choice.
What to do:
3. Tap off any excess glitter and place the pumpkin on the excess glitter to dry. Recycle the glitter that scatters onto the paper by folding the paper down the center and tapping the glitter into the gutter pouring back into the pot.