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Glittered Pumpkins

Glittered pumpkins are an easy DIY fall craft that you can create quickly with any glass container.

glittered pumpkins
These glittered pumpkins were without a doubt SUPER fun to create!

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!

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!

But as you can see in the photo above, it totally worked!

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.

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.

glittered pumpkins supplies

Pledge with Future Shine

A very fine glitter

Green fabric

glittered pumpkins Martha Stewart glitter
For my glitter, I chose Martha Stewart’s Fire Opal.

Its kind of a darker orange.

I love it!

glittered pumpkins - adding Pledge and glitter to pumpkins
Add a small amount of the Pledge to your jar.

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!!

glittered pumpkins - glitter left over
I wanted to show you how much glitter I used.


Seriously! I have tons of glitter left!

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

glittered pumpkins - make fabric pumpkin stems
Now to move on to the pumpkin “stems.”

I took the wire off of the pumpkins jars and taped the lid on.

glittered pumpkins - make fabric pumpkin stems
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.

glittered pumpkins - make fabric pumpkin stems
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 will permanently darken satin where it touches.)

glittered pumpkins - make fabric pumpkin stems
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.

glittered pumpkins - ribbon curly cue
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.

finished glittered pumpkins
I love, love, love how these turned out!!

The little ribbon curly cue was just what the “stem” needed!

finished glittered pumpkins
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?


>> See where I party! <<


This post was originally shared October, 2011.

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Rebecca Payne

Wednesday 1st of September 2021

So Cute! Thank you for sharing.


Wednesday 20th of September 2017

These are so cute!! I want to find pretty jars like that to make some too.

Thanks for sharing at #bloggerspotlight!


Sunday 17th of September 2017

Such a great idea. Love these. I would love to make some. Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays last week, you will be one of my featured blogs tomorrow :)

Karen Del Tatto

Wednesday 13th of September 2017

I saw pumpkins like this at Home Goods, but I didn't want to spend the money even though it was exactly what I was looking for for my office.

And now I see this post and how I can make it myself. :-)

Thanks for sharing!

Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

Monday 11th of September 2017

Great job and a lovely idea. Thanks for sharing with us at #overthemoon link party.

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