Fireworks Inspired Glitter Pumpkin

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The pumpkin madness continues! I always go a little overboard on the crafts when Suncoast View asks me to appear but this time I've gone a little completely over the top. My kitchen dining area looks like Halloween exploded! Half decorated pumpkins are everywhere, just waiting for glue to dry so I can move on to the next step.

Like my Cinderella pumpkin, I didn't really have a finished vision for this one. I knew what the finished product would be with my melted crayon pumpkin but this time I just played it by ear. Sometimes it's just more fun to make it up as you go.

What you'll need:

A pumpkin

2 different glitter colors (I used purple and silver)

Mod Podge

An angled foam brush

Fireworks Inspired Glitter Pumpkin

I started with a cheap $1 foam pumpkin that I found at Dollar Tree.

Styrofoam craft pumpkins

After I made my unicorn pumpkin, I went back and stocked up on these. I had so many ideas.

This time my only idea was to make a glitter pumpkin. Why purple glitter? That's what I had the most of. Any color glitter will work great for this project. Be sure to put something underneath your pumpkin before your start...this will get messy. I painted the pumpkin with Mod Podge and started sprinkling on the purple glitter.

Start by covering your pumpkin with Mod Podge and sprinkling glitter over the top
Your glitter pumpkin should be completely covered.

I left the stem but once the rest of the pumpkin was covered, I set it aside to dry. You can go back and add more glue and glitter if there are any spots where you see the pumpkin peeking through.

H...where to go from here. I'd thought about sparkly polka dots but while I waited for this to dry, I'd made polka dots on another one of my pumpkins. I had to come up with a different plan.

Make short Mod Podge lines on your glitter pumpkin

Instead of polka dots, I used my sponge brush to make lines on the pumpkin with more Mod Podge. Then I sprinkled on the silver glitter.

Sprinkle your glitter pumpkin with silver glitter
Don't you think this glitter pumpkin resembles fireworks?

Finally, I added glitter on and around the stem. I took one look and fireworks immediately came to mind.

You could do any color theme you want with these pumpkin and my girls oohed and ahhed when they saw this one. Looks like the next one will be a family project!

Kids are going to love making this glitter pumpkin

What do you think? Does it remind you of fireworks? What colors would you use for your own glittery pumpkin?

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