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Pumpkins aren’t just for carving anymore. Now, they’re being embellished with glitter, pushpins, lace, decals and more. Halloween has never been so stylish! And my philosophy is: the more glitter, the better. This quick and easy Halloween project is perfect for the kids. Plus, by using artificial pumpkins, you can keep this glam look for seasons to come.

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How to Make Glittered Pumpkins

You’ll need these materials to get started: pumpkins (artificial, preferably), colored glitter, spoon, spray adhesive, small paintbrush, brown craft paint (for the stem), roll of craft paper and newspaper.

How to Make Glittered Pumpkins

First, prepare your work area by laying down craft paper on top of newspaper. Then, gather your materials and pumpkins and decide which pumpkins will receive which color glitter. Spray the top and middle of the pumpkin with adhesive and use a spoon to apply glitter. Allow to dry. Remove excess glitter by shaking the pumpkin, then funnel the loose glitter back into the container to reuse.

Tip the pumpkin to the side and spray adhesive on the bottom half of the pumpkin. Apply glitter, allow to dry and remove excess glitter. Use a small paintbrush to apply brown paint to the stem of the pumpkin. Get the Full Step-by-Step Instructions >>

How to Make Glittered Pumpkins

Voila! Your glittered pumpkins are complete! Get creative — apply glitter to just the top, just the bottom or in stripes, chevron or polka dots.

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