Glittered pumpkins are an easy DIY fall craft that you can create quickly with any glass container.
I mean, really, there was glitter and fabric involved.
You can’t go wrong!
And the best part?
You only need a few supplies to complete this cute fall pumpkin craft.
So without further ado, let’s create some Glittered Pumpkins!
It sounded too good to be true!
But as you can see in the photo above, it totally worked!
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.
You can easily use any type of glass jar for this craft, but it must be glass.
You can even use Mason jars to get a similar look to these painted pumpkin jars.
Pledge with Future Shine
A very fine glitter
Its kind of a darker orange.
I love it!
Swirl it around until the inside of the jar is completely coated with the Pledge.
Remove any excess liquid by holding the jar upside down and letting it drip back into the original container.
Add a small amount glitter to your jar.
Close the lid and shake the container to scatter the glitter.
The glitter will stick to the Pledge on the glass.
Add more glitter as needed until the glass is completely coated.
And that’s 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!!
Seriously! I have tons of glitter left!
(No glass surface will be safe in my house now.)
I took the wire off of the pumpkins jars and taped the lid on.
(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 glued it down making sure to keep the glue around the edges of the lid and not on top.
(Glue will permanently darken satin where it touches.)
I folded a double hem as I wrapped it.
I glued the strip to the lid.
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.
The little ribbon curly cue was just what the “stem” needed!
In fact, I have a TON of Future Shine and a TON of glitter left over.
Who wants to come over and play?
>> See where I party! <<
This post was originally shared October, 2011.