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Gilded-Leaf Pumpkins

This metallic leaf design is made using an easy-peasy foiling technique. More sleek than spooky, these pumpkins will look at home on your front porch or dining table.

foiled pattern pumpkin

Photography: Kate Mathis

Source: Martha Stewart


  • Pumpkins
  • Gilding Sheets, Speedball Mona Lisa Composition copper leaf, $9,
  • Metal-Leaf Adhesive, Speedball Mona Lisa adhesive, $8.50 for 2 oz.,


  1. Trace or draw a leaf on a pumpkin, and fill in shape with metal-leaf adhesive. Wait 5 minutes for adhesive to get tacky.
    leaf pumpkin how-to
  2. Place a gilding sheet over leaf shape and brush with a dry brush. The sheet will stick to the adhesive and disintegrate around it, so a metallic leaf remains.
  3. Repeat all over pumpkin; paint stem gold with craft paint. Let dry, then arrange on a bed of extra cutout foil leaves.

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