I can’t help myself when it comes to glitter, especially around Halloween. This was such a fun D.I.Y. I invited a few friends over and we made a party out of it. It only takes an hour or two. Most of the time is just waiting for paint to dry, so we spent it eating pizza and catching up.
This project was inspired by the glitter pumpkins on Tatertots & Jello.
You’ll need foam pumpkins, acrylic paint or primer, foam brushes, glitter spray paint, and a drop cloth.
I used Krylon’s Glitter Blast Spray Paint. This stuff is amazing. We did three colors: Starry Night, Bronze Blaze, and Orange Burst. Unlike my glitter Christmas trees, which threw glitter everywhere, this glitter stays put. It doesn’t end up all over the house. It sticks right on the pumpkins.
Here’s how you make these pumpkins. First, paint on a base coat. We tried a couple of different options: Martha Stewart’s primer paint, white acrylic paint, and colored acrylic paint. The colored acrylic paint worked best. You can use a white primer (pictured below), but the pumpkins primed with black, brown, and orange paint turned out the best. If you don’t use a colored base coat, you’ll end up using a lot of spray paint (and that stuff is expensive).
We did two coats of primer. Let it dry for a ten or fifteen minutes between coats.
One the coats are dry, get to spraying.
Hold the spray paint about twelve inches away. Coat it completely and evenly with the first coat and wait another ten or fifteen minutes before you apply the second coat. Like I mentioned before, if you use a white base, you’ll need multiple coats. If you use a colored base, you’ll only really need two coats of spray paint. Let them sit overnight to dry completely.
Here’s the finished result. I went a little overboard with the photos. They’re just so pretty. You bet I’m keeping these up through Thanksgiving.
Here’s the whole family. We did a few different sized pumpkins.
This was so much fun. I love looking at them in my house.
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