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How to Make a Glittered Pumpkin

Editor’s note: my daughter has a Pinterest addiction and has made a ton of pumpkin crafts for Halloween already. We have painted pumpkins and carved pumpkins, but after she sees this glittered pumpkin craft from Andrea Tabler, I know what she’ll want to make next! Read more from Andrea on her blog, Tabler Party of Two.


Here in the California desert, it doesn’t feel much like fall yet. So I’ve decided to celebrate autumn indoors with some fall decorations. This week I set out dress up the ordinary and make a glittered pumpkin centerpiece for our kitchen table. This is a pretty simple project you can complete in one an evening.

fall decorations upplies

Supplies from Michael’s (unless otherwise noted)

-Decorative white pumpkin
-Krylon Metalic gold paint
-Loose gold glitter
-Mod Podge (not pictured)
-Krylon spray sealer (not pictured)
-Martha Stewart Crafts pouncers
-Milk glass cake platter (Homegoods)
-Fall pine cone/pumpkin/berry vase filler (Homegoods)
-Green moss vase filler (I got mine from Target a long time ago)


Dip the pouncer in the Mod Podge, blot the excess on your paper and then stamp a couple of circles on your pumpkin. Sprinkle glitter on your circles, and continue around the pumpkin. I used the three largest of the pouncer sizes to create the look I wanted. While the glitter is drying, spray paint small pine cones and pumpkins metallic gold. Use a clean, dry foam brush to dust excess glitter off the pumpkins and spray to seal. Note: use Kraft paper instead of newspaper on your work surface, or put some white copy paper on top of the newspaper where you are working. I didn’t at first and noticed I got black smudges on my pumpkin. 

For the burlap runner, I cut a piece from a huge roll I I had left over from my son’s rehearsal dinner. On each end, I gathered it and tied it with twine and burlap fabric.

How to Make a Glittered Pumpkin


burlap fall decorations

To complete my centerpiece, I arranged the pumpkin with burlap ribbon, moss and pinecones on the cake stand. For the final touch, I scattered the small gold pumpkins and some paper leaves I had kept from one of my going-away parties last year. My talented friend Rachel photocopied pages of a very old book and then cut them into leaf shapes.

paper leaves fall decorations

fall decorations glitter and burlap

That’s it! A centerpiece that will last through Thanksgiving. With one project down, I’m thinking about what fall decorations to tackle next! What fall decorations do you have planned?

Andrea Tabler

An empty nester lifestyle and adventure blog on everything from entertaining and healthy cooking to style, beauty, travel and faith. Instagram: tablerpartyoftwo

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