Tuesday, October 29, 2013

How to Make Disco Pumpkins

It's no secret that I love glitter.  I honestly think that a little tasteful glitter can make anything better, so when Dara posted this picture of pumpkin inspiration, I knew I had to have glitter pumpkins!
I had so much fun making my pumpkins that I wanted to share it with everyone.  I found a package of 6 mini pumpkins at Wegmans that came with its own set of paints (I didn't use them though), it was actually a 'paint a pumpkin' kit for little kids, but I just loved how tiny the pumpkins were so I had to get them!  
Pumpkins (as many as you want!)
Mod Podge
Black paint
Paint brushes
Step 1- Paint the pumpkins black.  I painted the top half first & waited for it to dry, then I turned them over & painted the bottom half. 
Step 2- Allow them to completely dry.
Step 3- Take a paint brush & dip it in Mod Podge, on one of the pumpkins paint the design you want.
Tip: If you are doing polka dots on your pumpkins like I did, I recommend painting them like the picture below (without the lines).  If you do the dots in a zig zag pattern all the way down the pumpkin it will produce the perfect polka dot pattern.  Also only paint a few dots at a time so the Mod Podge doesn't dry before you get to put the glitter on.
Step 4- Shake glitter onto where you painted with the Mod Podge.  (For a polka dot design alternate between painting on Mod Podge & applying the glitter.)
Step 5- Take a clean paint brush to flick off the excess pieces of glitter.  
Step 5- Allow to dry.
Step 6- Enjoy!
These were so easy to make & I was really happy with how they turned out.  I even made one for my Little & put it together with some Halloween candy & a card for her.  You can't completely see in the picture, but I wrote "I [heart] my little!", I wrote it out in metallic Sharpie, & then did the heart in glitter; on the back of the pumpkin I put our sorority greek letters in glitter too!  If you don't feel like using glitter you can also just write on the pumpkins with metallic Sharpies.  
I had a blast with all of this, they've made such cute decorations & a fun gift as well.  I hope you can have fun making them too!

Have you done any halloween crafting?
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  1. aw yours turned out so well - super cute!

  2. Hi Kristin,

    My name is Sami and I am also new to the Her Campus Blogger Network! I am absolutely in LOVE with everything about your blog! I loved this cute crafting idea. Halloween is so close and I wanted a cute Halloween themed craft to surprise my big and little with and this is perfect! Thanks for the great idea!

    I can't wait to see more of your blog!!


  3. cute cute cute! I need to add some glitter to my pumpkins this year :)

  4. These are so cute! I didn't get to craft for Halloween, but I'm definitely saving this for next year!


  5. Recently this company was painting the walls in my house and there is some paint left. Now on Halloween I calmly paint pumpkins with my children. They love this fun activity.


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