Glam up your pumpkins with this super quick project.  These make a great centerpiece and a fun project to do with the kids.

Glittered Pumpkins


  • Elmer’s Glue
  • Foam brush
  • Glitter
  • Pumpkins or Gourds
  • Paper plates
Step by step:
  1. Paint half the pumpkin with Elmer’s glue while holding it by the stem.  It is easiest to do half the pumpkin at a time, so you can rest the other side of the pumpkin on the plate.
  2. Holding the pumpkin over a paper plate, pour the glitter over the glue.  Don’t be shy here, the excess glitter will fall onto the plate.  Move the pumpkin to a second plate and pour the glitter from the first plate over the pumping again.  Repeat until you have good coverage.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the other half of the pumpkin.
  4. Return the excess glitter to the bottle.  Fold the paper plate in half making a funnel to pour the glitter back in the bottle.

Glittered Pumpkins

I used these glitter pumpkins as a centerpiece for a Halloween feast.  To create more interest in the arrangement, I used three different shades of glitter.  I put the largest pumpkin on the table.  The smaller two pumpkins were elevated on two different height candlesticks.

TIP: If you have bare spots after glittering or want more coverage, spray your pumpkin with spray adhesive and pour on more glitter.

Happy glittering!

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7 Responses to Glittered Pumpkins {Tutorial}

  1. How pretty! I just glittered some black and white, but I love these colors. Yours look more uniform than mine did/do.

  2. Wanda says:

    I love the glittered pumpkins! I am going to make some to use this fall!

  3. Stacey says:

    I’d like to know what brand of glitter you used. Am IN LOVE with the colors you chose.

    • Jackie says:

      All the glitter is from Martha Stewart collection at Michaels. I have had it for a few years so I am not sure if they carry these exact colors anymore. It takes surprisingly little glitter to cover the pumpkins. If you return the glitter that does not stick to the container you can save a lot.

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  4. Dottie says:

    These are beautiful! We’d love if you’d share with our Countdown to Fall link party! Hope to see you there! Happy weekend! :)

  5. anna says:

    love these, so shiny!

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