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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Glitter Gourds

This morning Ava and I decided to spice up, well sparkle up, our little pumpkin. I got this idea from the 2004 October edition of Martha Stewart Living Magazine. It turns out that sparkle pumpkins actually last longer than carved ones, and of course, they're quite pretty to look at too ;)

Here's what we did:

1) With a paintbrush, we spread white glue (we used Elmer's Paper Craft Glue) over the surface of our pumpkin. 

2) We then sprinkled powder glitter (we used combinations of lavender, white, and red) over glue, covering completely. Note: Be sure to place pumpkin on newspaper or paper plate to catch any excess glitter.

3) Lastly, we let our sparkly gourd dry for about an hour and were then sure to shake off the excess glitter. It's that simple!

If you haven't already, you should definitely think about sparkling up your little gourds. They're quite attractive and definitely make beautiful centerpieces!

This craft was linked up with the following:

Tip Junkie handmade projects

FYI: Be sure to check out my SIL's blog, Happily Mother After, to enter for a chance to win her current Candy Corn Earring GIVEAWAY!


  1. This looks absolutely fabulous! I'm a firm believer that glitter makes everything better! :) Thanks so much for linking up at One Artsy Mama. I'm featuring this on Facebook today. Feel free to stop by and also to pick up a featured button from the blog sidebar!

  2. Thanks for stopping by and following me! I completely agree that glitter makes all things better ;) And I will definitely stop by Fb to pick up the featured button!

  3. I love the way these pumpkins turn out with glitter. I have a big glitter collection, and think it would be fun to glitter up some pumpkins! Love the color you chose for yours! ~April

  4. Love your glittered pumpkin, Breena..looks like the little one is having a great time too! I have joined your followers list and grabbed your blog button. I invite you to join my followers list; as well,I hope you will grab a blog button. Hugs, Gayle

  5. Breena, what a cute idea!! Love the glitter on the pumpkin! I will have to "borrow" this idea...LOL! I am a newbie and saw your post on Debbiedoo's. I hope you will follow me, too! Blessings to you!!

  6. How CUTE Breena...your little girl is simply adorable. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

  7. Like your glitter pumpkin and your other glitter pumpkin is sooo cute. Laura Cottage and Broome

  8. How cute! I think I will have to pick up some more pumpkins and glitter to try this at our place. Thanks for the idea.

  9. What a fun idea!!! It turned out beautiful. Just discovered your blog and I love it. I'm a new follower. Hope you stop by and check out my blog. I also have a link party every Monday. Would love for you to stop by and link up.

  10. Hello Breena, what a cute job you and Ava did in glittering up the pumpkin. She is a cutie too. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris


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