Adding a little sparkle to your front porch or living room for fall couldn’t be easier thanks to this simple glitter pumpkin craft. You can use any color you want and if you have a glitter-obsessed child like I do, they will love helping with this craft! Here’s what you need:
Pumpkin (mine was artificial)
Mod Podge, any finish
Apply Mod Podge to every other ‘stripe’, but not all at once. Do one stripe at a time so the Mod Podge doesn’t dry on you.
Using a spoon, sprinkle glitter over the place where you have Mod Podged. Repeat until your pumpkin is done.
Once your glitter stripes are dry, your glitter pumpkin is ready to display!
For more great fall craft ideas, check out the Holiday & Seasonal page!
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In case you haven’t noticed, I love no-carve pumpkin projects! I also love crafts that don’t take a Master’s Degree in crafting to do. Some of you e-mailed me asking for the links to these. So instead of making you search my site to find them, I’ve pulled them all together for you right here! And as always, the links to the original posts are under the pictures. Enjoy!
I’m so glad that you all love the Canning Lid Pumpkin as much as I do! Lately, I have received a TON of emails asking for tips and advice–everything from where to find canning rings to issues with the paint. So, I thought your questions deserved their own post. Here are the questions that have come up the most.
Where can I find the cheapest canning rings?
I found all of mine at thrift stores and yard sales. Usually, I find them in big bags for $1-$3 there. Definitely cheaper than buying them full price at the store. If you’re not concerned about the price, you can find canning rings at Walmart with the other canning supplies.
Where can I find cinnamon sticks?
Any craft store–I know Michael’s and Hobby Lobby have cinnamon sticks in their fall section right now.
How do I make the rings stay in the shape of a pumpkin?
If your pumpkin is collapsing and won’t keep its shape, try re-tying the string. Usually it is too loose. Then, be sure to place the cinnamon sticks in the middle before spacing out your rings so that the rings can form a circle around them.
Why won’t the paint dry?
This is a problem I didn’t run into so I’ll share with you what I did. I painted one coat at a time and let each coat dry completely before painting the next coat. I also painted them when it was not humid and let them finish drying out in the sun.
How do I keep the paint from peeling?
Make sure you are using clean rings with no rust. Also, primer will help prevent peeling. I skipped this step because I wanted the edges to look a little worn.
Can I use the rings for canning after painting them?
No. Once painted, they should not be used for canning.
What size rings did you use?
I used regular mouth rings.
I hope that helped! If you have other questions, feel free to leave a comment.
I love simple crafts, don’t you? Some of my all-time favorite projects were also the easiest to make and this monogrammed pumpkin is a great example of that. There are only 2 steps involved and 3 supplies. If that’s not easy, I don’t know what is!
If you have a Cricut or Silhouette, you can make the vinyl letter yourself. I don’t, so I bought mine for a couple of bucks from Sherry’s Stickers on Etsy. You can also use a stencil and paint the letter on there if you want. Here’s what I used:
Artificial white pumpkin
5″ vinyl letter
Wipe off the surface of the pumpkin and apply the letter.
Attach ribbon to the stem.
You’re done! How easy was that?
A like to add a little twist to my pumpkin decorations and every year I try to do something different. That’s the nice part about artificial pumpkins–you can reuse them and change them up year after year. This year, I had to try a lace pumpkin. I’ve seen them everywhere and love them! The best part–they’re cheap and super easy to make. Here’s what you need:
Needle and thread
Cut the legs off of the tights.
Place the foot of one of the legs on the bottom of the pumpkin and stretch the tights over the pumpkin.
Sew all the way around the edge of the stem. Pull the thread tight and tie it off. Cut off the excess fabric or tuck it in where it doesn’t show.
Tie a ribbon to the stem. If the stem is short like this one, use a little bit of tacky glue to secure it.
Your pumpkin is ready to display!
For more fall craft ideas, check out the Holiday & Seasonal page!
Wooden Pumpkins by Crafty Chic Mommy
Monogrammed Pumpkin by Mom 4 Real
For more fall project ideas, check out the Holiday & Seasonal page!