Halloween decorations don’t always have to be scary! I love these simple glitter pumpkins I made for my daughter’s room.
Pumpkin art is something I really enjoy making, and I am constantly looking for new tricks to try. While I do really enjoy carving pumpkins, they eventually spoil. I save all of my carving crafts until closer to Halloween.
That’s what makes crafting with foam pumpkins so great! You can try out some different decorating techniques AND leave them around the house all month long! Also, they are incredibly cheap. This craft only took a few dollars to make.
What You Will Need:
- Foam pumpkins. (Super cheap and easy to find at the Dollar Tree. These were only $1 each.)
- Spray Paint
- Mod Podge
- Painter’s Tape
- Paper Plates (These are just to help with the mess. I suggest you get something to help catch the excess glitter!)
These are super easy to make.
- First, spray paint your pumpkins. These pumpkins come in traditional colors: orange bottom and a green stem. I wanted to give my pumpkins a white base before doing anything else.
- Allow the pumpkins to completely dry. This is really important so that you don’t peel off any of the spray paint. I let mine dry overnight and then some.
- Next, section off your pumpkin using painter’s tape. I wasn’t really sure what design I wanted to make, so I just tried some different designs. As you see with the first one, I cut several strips of tape and placed them everywhere. I wasn’t sure what the finished product would look like, but I thought it would be a fun technique to try out. On the second pumpkin, I went with a simpler design.
- Cover the visible parts of your pumpkin with the mod podge. I put a generous amount on small sections at a time.
- Immediately sprinkle glitter onto the wet mod podge sections. Sprinkle A LOT of glitter. I put paper plates under my work areas to catch the falling specks. I found it worked best to mod podge and glitter at the same time in small sections.
- After you have added glitter to the entire pumpkin, allow your piece of art to dry. Wait a few hours, at least.
- Finally, peel the tape off your pumpkin, shake off even more glitter, and applaud your latest creation!
These pumpkins look great in my daughter’s pink and gold nursery. I might leave them up until Christmas. Happy October, everyone!