I’m going to preface this and say that it has been a ridiculous amount of time since I have gotten to carve a pumpkin. So if you want to come over and get messy and do that with me, I am down.
That being said, I somehow ended up with 6 foam pumpkins from the dollar tree this year. I honestly don’t know how it happened. They just seem to multiply like tribbles or something. I made it my mission this week to “edit” at least one of them so I could join the cool club of wonderfully painted and decorated pumpkins. And you know what…. I did it.
Grab some paint, glue and glitter and no one will believe that these glitter pumpkins cost you less than $5 TOTAL. Seriously. Everything came from the dollar tree. Even the paint. Girl get on it!
Time: 30 minutes or less plus dry time
Cost: Under $5
Spooky level: 2…. they’re cute!
Start by painting your pumpkins. I had some white spray primer laying around from a previous project that also doubles as a white paint. If you don’t have primer, don’t worry about it! You just might need to do 2 coats of paint. HOWEVER, I will say that spray primer has changed my life when it comes to painting projects and it is a good idea to invest in some. – Steps off soap box –
If you’re hand painting, each pumpkin half at a time to keep yourself from getting paint all over your fingers and balance them on top of a glass when you’re letting the bottom dry.
Once your pumpkins are dry paint a layer of mod podge on the top with sweeping strokes from the stem down to the first third of the pumpkin. It doesn’t have to be perfect, just do what feels natural.
On a covered surface (use a spare sheet of paper or paper plate because that stuff is gonna get everywhere) sprinkle on the glitter. If you go through the whole container, simply pour it back into the container from your covered surface and keep going until the glue is covered. Tap off extra to reveal your chic glitter pumpkins.
Let the glue dry and convince everyone you spent $10/pumpkin at some super ritzy halloween store.