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Glittered Pumpkin Table Decorations




These decorations bring sparkle to tables and serving areas -- and they last far longer than jack-o'-lanterns.


  • Small pumpkins
  • Medium-sized paintbrush
  • Glitter
  • White Glue
  • Paper plate or newspaper
  • Brown acrylic paint


  1. Step 1

    With paintbrush, spread layer of white glue over the surface of a small pumpkin. Place pumpkin on a paper plate or newspaper to catch excess glitter.

  2. Step 2

    Sprinkle powder glitter over glue, covering completely. Let dry for an hour, then shake off excess powder.

  3. Step 3

    Coat stem with brown acrylic paint, let dry. Once dry, the stem can also be covered in brown glitter if desired. The pumpkins will keep for months.

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Reviews (8)

  • beckscadile 9 Oct, 2011

    I bought some small pumpkins at a great price from a local farm, and thought I'd try this project out with them. I made these to place on my mantel and it turned out awesome, but after a few changes. Rather than the white glue, I used spray adhesive to get a more even coat. I placed the pumpkins on a "silver" platter I found at my local dollar store with some tealights, and they look gorgeous!

  • mykidzmom 27 Oct, 2008

    I did this craft with my 2 daughters (ages 5/8). I had to take over as it was difficult for them to get the glue even. They turned out beautiful, however given the cost and effort I would suggest using imitation pumpkins that can be used again next year. Also of note, the glitter continues to fall off and transfer after drying. We now live in a "magical" home covered in green and bronze glitter!!

  • rsvoboda 8 Oct, 2008

    If using foam pumpkins, you can spray a coat of polyurethane over to protect it. I have seen this same process done with candleholders. Beautiful!

  • newsgirl057 28 Sep, 2008

    These would be beautiful for fall wedding centerpieces! Great idea! I'll have to keep that in mind... : )

  • laceyj 15 Sep, 2008

    I love this idea...i am using them as center pieces for my wedding, they are so easy and look awesome!

  • mcanale 12 Aug, 2008

    i love this idea. and it seem so easy. good idea on the foam pumkins for using them multiple years.

  • cranberrycrossing 18 Jan, 2008

    I alos used the foam pumpkins so they could be used year after year. I got some very good results with the white foam pumpkins...Sppoky.

  • carrievision 10 Dec, 2007

    We made these with foam pumpkins instead of real pumpkins, and they came out great! Plus you can save them for the next year.