Guts and gore not your thing? Ours either. That's why we came up with these super fun, crazy, and glamorous pumpkins that will make you want to celebrate Halloween every day!
What You'll Need:
- 8-9407: Ivory Flake
- 8-9405: Serenity
- Two styrofoam pumpkins (I got mine at Goodwill for $2!)
- Any variety glitter (I used holographic chunky glitter for a little more sparkle and flare!)
- Mod Podge
- Medium and large paint brush
How It's Done:
- Begin by painting each pumpkin with a light, even coat of RePurpose. I used a larger brush and it worked very nicely and the product's leveling quality allows the texture of the pumpkins to show through which really makes them look realistic. Instead of using traditional fall colors, I wanted to give these pumpkins a contemporary vibe so I chose a cooler color, Serenity, for the small pumpkin and a soft, delicate color, Ivory Flake, for the larger pumpkin. Once dry (approx. 30 minutes to 1 hour), apply another coat of each color.
- Allow pumpkin to cure for at least 24 hours.
- To apply glitter, take a medium paint brush and dip it in the Mod Podge. Apply a fairly thick layer of Mod Podge to the stem of the pumpkin and, using a downward motion, pull the glue down the sides of the pumpkin, approx. 1/3 of the way down. You will want to ensure that the glue is somewhat thick as it dries quickly and the glitter will fall off. (You may re-apply glue after glitter is added... but this is NOT a fun process!)
- Immediately after placing glue, take glitter and sprinkle very heavily over stem and top of pumpkin. For a more cascaded effect, "rain down" the glitter over the sides of the pumpkin. This will allow the glitter to create a sort of natural cascaded effect. This can be a little tricky so I recommend starting with less glitter, and adding to match your preference.
- Once glue has dried, look over pumpkins to see if there are any patchy spots where the glitter did not stick to the glue. If this has happened, very carefully apply small strokes of Mod Podge and re-sprinkle the glitter. (Like I mentioned earlier, this is not super fun! Glitter will stick to the paint brush, and to you, and to well, just about everything.) I had to do this on both pumpkins so don't feel discouraged if you must also take this additional step!
- Allow pumpkins to dry and cure for 48 hours and place them somewhere in your home so that everyone knows you celebrate Halloween in style!
Spook-Glam. It's a thing.