Glittered Pumpkin Centerpiece
It's easy to transform any home into a haunted manor; here, a towering glittered pumpkin centerpiece, gothic silver candlesticks, and black candles shrouded in "spiderwebs" do the trick.
These synthetic pumpkins of varying sizes glisten with a spectral sheen thanks to coats of paint and ultrafine opaque black, silver, and charcoal (a mixture of black and silver) glitter. They are arranged on a tiered cake stand; layers of 'Dusty Miller' foliage and a slew of artificial spiders evoke a ghostly garden.
- Synthetic pumpkins of assorted sizes
- Ultrafine black and silver glitter
- Tiered cake stands
- Black paint
- Tacky glue
- Tray or plate
- Artificial spiders (optional)
- 'Dusty Miller' foliage (optional)
Paint the pumpkins black, then apply tacky glue to half of each pumpkin using a paintbrush.
Hold pumpkin over a bowl filled with glitter. Spoon glitter over glued surface, making certain the glitter falls into all the crevices and sockets, and any excess lands back in the bowl.
Place on a plate or tray and let dry for at least 1 hour. Tap or brush off any excess glitter.
Repeat gluing and glittering on uncoated surface of each pumpkin until completely covered, and touch up other areas as needed.