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October 19, 2011

Glittered Pumpkins

This project was without a doubt SUPER fun to create! 
I mean, really, there was glitter and fabric involved. You can't go wrong! 

So without further ado, let's create some 
Glittered Pumpkins! 

I have been wanting to try this glitter technique ever since I saw it on Pinterest
It sounded too good to be true! 

First up, the jars. 

I found these glass jars at Home Goods and immediately thought they would make adorable pumpkins. So I grabbed 3 different sizes for this project. 

For the glittering process you need Pledge with Future Shine and a very fine glitter. That's it!

I'm not going to go through the entire tutorial. You can read a fabulous one here

For my glitter, I chose Martha Stewart's Fire Opal. 

Its kind of a darker orange. I love it! 

I admit I was a little skeptical of the glittering technique. I tried it on my smallest jar first. 

It worked like a DREAM

I quickly moved on to my other two jars.
Aren't they looking "pumpkiny" already??

And the sparkle! WOW!!

I wanted to show you how much glitter I used.
HARDLY.ANY.

Seriously! I have tons of glitter left!

(No glass surface will be safe in my house now.)

Now to move on to the pumpkin "stems."

I took the wire off of the pumpkins and taped the lid on.
I don't want it to be loose!

I found some pretty dark green satin in my fabric stash.
(I've never shown you all my fabric stash... its kind of embarrassing how much I have!)

I cut the fabric into strips.

I taped one end of the fabric to the pumpkin and folded the bottom of the fabric under to make a faux hem. I wrapped the strip around the pumpkin, overlapping as I went and continuing to fold up my faux hem. 

Once I wrapped the fabric to the top of the lid, I taped down the edges.

I used a glass as a template to cut a circle to go on top of the pumpkin's lid. I glued it down making sure to keep the glue around the edges of the lid and not on top. 
(Glue with permanently darken satin where it touches.)

I used a second strip of fabric to wrap around the top of the pumpkin to hide all of my rough edges. I folded a double hem as I wrapped it. I glued the strip to the lid.

The pumpkin still needed something.

I found some green ribbon in my craft stash and tied some into a bow. I curly-cued the ends by running the back (non-sharp side) of my scissors down the ribbon. I glued the ribbon to the satin.

I love, love, love how these turned out!!

You really have GOT to try this glitter technique!!

In fact, I have a TON of Future Shine and a TON of glitter left over. 
Who wants to come over and play? :)


I link up to these fun parties.


43 comments :

  1. They look great, going to check out that glitter technique!

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  2. These are fabulously cute!!! Definitely must try this technique but I about fainted when I saw the MS glitter LOL Gotta use my own ;)

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  3. Wow Michele!! They are soooooo awesome!! I love them! The glitter is perfect and the way you wrapped the tops for the stems is darling!!

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  4. These are SOOOO dang cute, Michele! Just pinned! :)

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  5. These look fabulous! I'm pinning them to my fall/Halloween board now! :)

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  6. AMAZING! So darn pretty I can barely stand it! Shared it on Facebook - too sparkly not too share!

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  7. So beautiful! I wish we had a Home Goods store in the Seattle area. :(

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  8. So adorable Michele! I just featured them on my FB page :)

    xox
    Jen

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  9. Michele I can't wait to try this! I love the idea of the glitter!

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  10. I love the jars you used - they look so pumpkiny:) I'm definitely trying this.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  11. This is amazing! I am loving glitter right now. This is such a versatile technique too. I would love it if you would link up to my party and share with my readers: http://www.momontimeout.com/2011/10/taking-timeout-thursday-link-party-no-1.html

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  12. I LOVE these too :) so cute!
    Found you through Serenity Now's blog hop...am your newest follower.

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  13. Went over to the site to learn how to do it. Brilliant! I love the way your pumpkins came out too. I'm really digging her ornaments too. Ideas are swirling in my head.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Jessica

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  14. These are so cute!! Such a fun piece of fall decor!

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  15. These are beautiful Michele! I am so trying this on ornaments! Thanks for sharing at this week's BFF Open House!

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  16. So creative!! Love it!! Your pumpkins turned out great!!

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  17. These look FABULOUS! I'm a firm believer that glitter makes everything better and these pumpkins prove it! Would you share them here?

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/10/csh-thursday-link-party.html

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  18. Those really are pretty! Love the Halloween bling bling!

    ~Rainey~ @ The Project Table

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  19. I love these! I wish I had a Home Goods close by! I found you at I Heart Naptime. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Love your little pumpkins! Way to think out of the box and find such a interesting thing to make a pumpkin.

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  21. OMG!! You are so creative. I would have never thought of using those for pumpkins. I would love for you to stop by and link up your project to More the Merrier Monday. It lasts through Wednesday so you have plenty of time to link up. I also have a link party for Halloween projects only at http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/2011/09/trick-or-treat-link-party.html that I would love for you to link up to as well.

    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

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  22. Highlighted this project on my blog today!! I also highlighted the blog you posted with all the amazing treats found on PinInterest. I tried to give proper credit. For example, I mentioned the PinInterest account that you talked about.

    If you wanna take a look....here is the direct link.

    http://thehomelessfinch.blogspot.com/2011/10/best-of-halloween-from-around-blogs.html

    Thanks for such a great stuff!

    Lesley

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  23. That are some gorgeous pumpkins - awesome job.

    Love for you to link up at:
    "Made by ME" Linky Party at JAQS at http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2011/10/made-by-me-4-linky-party-and-features.html

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  24. These are so fun! I love glitter and will have to try to make these!
    Thanks for sharing!

    I found your adorable glittery pumpkins at the Whatever Goes Wednesday link-up party!

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  25. I love this. Please link it to my linky party & anything else you have to share. Thanks, Peggy.
    http://diycraftstomake.blogspot.com/2011/10/whacha-work-up-wednesday-weekly-linky_25.html

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  26. Michele, your glass pumpkins are so cute!
    pledge future shine? how cool!
    catching you this week,
    gail

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  27. Would the glitter and Pledge work with a plastic jar?

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  28. Hey Its Cheri from Its So Very Cheri. Those jars are adorable. I am going to feature them over at 50Plus More on the 13th. Super Super Cute.

    Cheri

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  29. Love your glitter pumpkins - adorable! I'm a new follower from the Countdown to Fall, would love if you followed back :)

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  30. Love the look of that dark orange glitter! Great idea. I've heard of the pledge stuff and the glitter but I was wondering if you knew, how long will the glitter stay 'glued' on?

    Love your blog, new follower too! Stop by and say hi sometime!
    xoxo
    Kim

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    1. Good question, Kim! I'm pulling them out of storage in a few days so I'll see how they fared over the last year and will let you know. :)

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  31. These are so lovely! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Fall link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/2012_09_17_archive.html

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  32. Don't you just love Homegoods? I could buy everything in that store. Those pumpkins are such a cute idea, and seem so simple to make too.

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  33. Truly beautiful! I think I have this same project pinned...now I must try it. With the same color glitter. That is beautiful!!

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  34. Found you on Transformation Thursday and have pinned these awesome pumpkins to my fall crafts and eats board.

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  35. We love what you have done. Please come share it with us at http://obsessiveandcreative.blogspot.com Craft Frenzy Friday! The party starts Thursday to 7pm cst. I won't be a party without you!

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  36. Cute pumpkin project and a great toot!

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  37. These glitter pumpkins are so awesome! Featured you today on Living Creative Thursday: http://www.livinglocurto.com/2013/09/fall-diy-craft-ideas/ Thanks so much for sharing your fun project.

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