No Carve Glitter Pumpkins

No Carve Glitter Pumpkins

For Halloween decor, I prefer to pass on the gore and double-down on the GLAM! These glitzy painted pumpkins (or squash! or gourds!) let you bring the beautiful golden colors of autumn inside with the help of golden glitter. If you have multiple pumpkins to decorate, sticking with the same limited color palette is a great way to create a little pumpkin patch that’s ready to mix-and-match.

No Carve Glitter Pumpkins

what you need:

Optional:

  • Pencil for sketching the design onto the pumpkin
  • Paper and small containers (to capture and reuse excess glitter)
  • Spare bowl or flower pot to hold pumpkin while painting
  • Baby wipe or damp cloth for minor messes

how-to:

BOO Pumpkin
No Carve Glitter Pumpkins

Step 1
Pick your pumpkin.

No Carve Glitter Pumpkins

Step 2
Put masking tape around the pumpkin to section off where you will paint and to help create a straight edge. Tip: run your fingernail along the tape to make sure it sticks down into the small crevices of the pumpkin to help create a crisper line.

No Carve Glitter Pumpkins

Step 3
Paint the bottom section of your pumpkin. Add a second coat if needed. Remove tape. Allow to dry completely. Propping the pumpkin in a spare bowl or flowerpot can make this much easier.

No Carve Glitter Pumpkins

Step 4
Use a pencil to sketch “BOO“ or other design onto the top section of the pumpkin.

No Carve Glitter Pumpkins

Step 5
Fill in the design with white paint. Allow to dry completely.

No Carve Glitter Pumpkins

Step 6
With black paint, add stars, dots, or other details to the pink section of the pumpkin.

No Carve Glitter Pumpkins

Step 7
Paint over “BOO“ with glue and sprinkle with white glitter.

No Carve Glitter Pumpkins

Step 8
Add a few golden details: Paint the pumpkin stem with glue and cover with gold glitter. Select a few stars; cover with glue and sprinkle with gold glitter.

GLITTER DIPPED Pumpkin
No Carve Glitter Pumpkins

Step 1
Put masking tape around the pumpkin to section off an area and to help create a straight edge. Tip: run your fingernail along the tape to make sure it sticks down into the crevices of the pumpkin to help create a crisper line.

No Carve Glitter Pumpkins

Step 2
Place pumpkin upside down in an extra bowl or flower pot. Cover with a layer of Mod Podge.

No Carve Glitter Pumpkins

Step 3
Cover with gold glitter.

No Carve Glitter Pumpkins

Step 4
Remove tape and allow to dry completely.

No Carve Glitter Pumpkins

Step 5
Once dry, paint stem with more Mod Podge.

No Carve Glitter Pumpkins

Step 6
Cover with gold glitter and allow to dry completely.

KITTY CAT Pumpkin
No Carve Glitter Pumpkins

Step 1
Use black paper to cut out ears, eyes, nose/mouth, and whiskers to create a cat face. Be sure to leave extra paper at the bottom of each ear to create a tab where they can be attached to the pumpkin, approximately 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch.

No Carve Glitter Pumpkins

Step 2
Use Mod Podge to paint a triangular “inner ear“ on each ear and cover with gold glitter.

No Carve Glitter Pumpkins

Step 3
Use Mod Podge to attach all elements to the pumpkin.

No Carve Glitter Pumpkins No Carve Glitter Pumpkins
No Carve Glitter Pumpkins No Carve Glitter Pumpkins No Carve Glitter Pumpkins

Happy Halloween!

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