DIY // Gilded and Glittered Pumpkins


I am fully committed to fall right now.  All I want is some chilly weather, cable knit sweaters, and pumpkin flavored everything!  This past weekend I moved all of my summer clothes out of my closet and made room for my favorite fall jackets and sweaters.  Yesterday I decided it was time to bring a little fall to our home and broke down and bought pumpkins.  I’m not even sure they will be in very good shape by the time halloween rolls around, but I don’t mind.  Every time I pull into the driveway now they make me giddy!  Want to make your own gilded and glittered pumpkins?  Here’s what you’ll need:


  • Pumpkin
  • Brilliant Gold Spray Paint
  • Spray Adhesive
  • Martha Stewart Fine Gold Glitter
  • Stencils of your choice
  • Contrast Color Spray Paint of your choice.  We used Matte Black.


Step 1: Place pumpkin on newspaper, cardboard, or other surface that you wouldn’t mind getting paint on.

Step 2:  Cover pumpkins in gold spray paint.  Get at least 12″ away when spraying and keep the coats thin.  Allow to dry.

Step 3: Place your stencil onto the pumpkin and tape down the edges gently with painters tape.  Depending on your spray paint, the tape may or may not remove the paint also, so test it first on the back or underside.  If paint comes up, you may need to allow it to dry, or you can wear gloves and hold the stencil.

Step 4: Spray pumpkin stem with spray adhesive and immediately shake gold glitter onto stem until covered.

Stem 5: Allow all paint and adhesive to dry, then shake/blow off extra glitter from stem.


Voilà!  One step closer to fall!

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  1. Love these! I think this is one craft I could actually do!

    • Jen Pinkston


      Right? It’s the perfect gateway DIY for beginners 🙂

  2. justine


    Love this simple DIY! Also love the redesign – gorgeous! And finally, congratulations on the news!

  3. These are adorable! I’m totally doing it this fall!

    • Jen Pinkston


      Thanks, Sarah! Send us pics of them when you’re finished! xx

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