When fall approaches the first thing I love to get out of storage and out onto the table are my glittered pumpkins. 2 years ago I saw Martha make them and was instantly in love with how easy they were to make and how they turned out. One thing I did differently is use artificial pumpkins so I could reuse them year after year, provided they were stored safely. I always kept the same glitter on hand to spruce them up if some came off.
- Ultrafine Glitter, I used Martha's
- Small pumpkins
- Glitter glue with brush
- Paper Plate - Martha has these great square ones that make it easy to pour excess back into your container.
Pour glue into a small bowl and add 1 to 2 drops of water to dilute a little. If you are using artificial pumpkins you can pick them up by the step as it won't break off. This is trickier to do if you have real pumpkins, which you could lay down and roll back and forth in glitter using the paper plate. While glue is wet, white and shiny, spoon on glitter. Let your pumpkins dry for an hour and shake/brush off excess glitter. Next, glue and glitter the other side of pumpkin. Once dry, the stem can also be covered with glitter or you can paint with acrylic paint.