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.
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Comments

  1. says

    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

  2. says

    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!

  3. says

    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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