Holiday Planning & Ideas Halloween Halloween Projects & Crafts Halloween Pumpkin Ideas Pink Pumpkin with Pearls and Velvet This princess of a pumpkin is inspired by fairytales like Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. By Martha Stewart Editors Martha Stewart Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Website An article attributed to "Martha Stewart Editors" indicates when several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The Martha Stewart team aims to teach and inspire readers daily with tested-until-perfected recipes, creative DIY projects, and elevated home and entertaining ideas. They are experts in their fields who research, create, and test the best ways to help readers design the life they want. The joy is in the doing. Editorial Guidelines Updated on May 24, 2019 Share Tweet Pin Email This idea comes from Digital Editor Alexandra Churchill. Contrary to other pumpkins that wither away at the end of the season (or the stroke of midnight if you believe a certain fairytale) our version is made to be precious and preserved for years to come. We bedecked a craft pumpkin with indulgent little touches: ribbons of crushed velvet snugly fitted to wrap the ridges, topped with a mound of flat-back pearls, and leafy rhinestone appliqués. Oh, and the stem? Gilded in gold. What You'll Need Materials Pink pumpkin Gold liquid gilding (Pictured: Martha Stewart Crafts Liquid Gilding, $7.99 for 0.75 fl oz., michaels.com) Paintbrush Flat-back pearl beads (Pictured: $9.99 for 7.6 oz., tohoshoji-ny.com) Assorted pearl appliqués and charms (Pictured: 3 3/14-inch Gold / silver leaf sequin appliqués, $5.98 each, mjtrim.com) Crushed velvet ribbon (Pictured: 1 inch, $4.98 per yard, mjtrim.com) Tape measure Scissors Silk pins Tweezers Hot-glue gun and glue sticks Instructions Apply a coat of liquid gilding to stem using a paintbrush; let dry completely. Measure indented ridges running from top to bottom (or stem to blossom end). Measure and cut ribbon into strips, based on the dimensions of the pumpkin's ridges. Use silk pins to secure a length of ribbon to each indented ridge: pinned at the blossom end, pulled taut, and pinned again at the stem. Decorate base of the stem with a cluster of flat-back pearls, using tweezers and a dab of hot-glue to affix each one into place. (Tip: We used varied sizes of pearls to achieve this dimensional look.) Decorate pumpkin as desired with assorted pearl appliqués and charms, using silk pins to secure into place.