A Little Halloween Bling

I’ve seen a lot of pumpkin variations out there in blog land. There are duct tape ones (which were pretty cool by the way) and glitter ones and painted and jeweled ones. I’m kind of the traditional orange pumpkin kind of gal. I like the carved basic pumpkin pumpkins. So I didn’t really pay too much attention to all the other “styles”. Then I remembered it wasn’t just me =o) and quickly ran to Michaels so my kids could do a little something different this Halloween. I wasn’t sure what they would think of this but I figured it’s glittery and sparkly and my daughter is usually all about that.

I bought the basic white fake pumpkins at Michaels. They were 50% off which was a big bonus. Then I headed to the Dollar Store and bought some glitter. Sure, they had glitter at Michaels but it wasn’t $1.

I wasn’t quite sure how we were going to do this but when in doubt… mod podge, right? So my kids started covering their pumpkins in mod podge.

Then came the glitter. I do have to be honest with you and tell you that this was about the messiest project EVER! But we worked out in the garage so I didn’t care too much. When in doubt, go in the garage. That’s what it’s for, right? =o)

My kids loved it!
When it was dry I sprayed them with a finishing spray. I didn’t want the glitter to fall off and go everywhere and I want to keep these so we can use them next year. What do you think? Sure, I still love the traditional orange pumpkins but these look pretty cool too.

My daughter covered hers in pink and white sparkles. Then decided to throw in a little gold on one side. She said she was being creative.

And this smile made it all worth it! (We were cleaning out old Halloween costumes in the garage. I guess she liked the Batman cape!)

Happy Halloween!

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  1. CUTE!!!!! I love the fake pumpkins from Michaels. I bought some brand name Funkins a couple years ago at Joann’s and they are now falling apart. So bad that my favorite one Frankenstein Goofy had to go in the trash.

    Enjoy your sparkly pumpkins for many years.

  2. This is very cute. I am impressed by how much glitter you got on it. I also love that you can use it again! 🙂

  3. Love this! I was a preschool teacher for a long time and developed a strong dislike for glitter (SO hard to clean out of carpet!) but these look worth it! and you’re right, garages are GREAT for messy projects like these!

  4. GREAT idea!! Looks like the kids had lots of fun making these!! Super CUTE!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower. I’ll do a tutorial post in the near future!! (=

  5. these turned out great, love the blue one!!
    smart to do this outside!!

  6. I did all kinds of glitter and wild colors this year, so I’m really crushing on this!

  7. thanks for stopping by my blog, and becoming my newest follower!

    I just love these blinged out pumpkins!! Super cute!

  8. So cool!

  9. I’m a basic orange pumpkin kind of person myself. BUT the ones your kiddies decorated are SO cute! I love your daughter’s creative one.

  10. Beautiful pumpkins! I love how they color-coordinated them to their personalities. The best thing about these is that they must have had so much fun making great Halloween memories:)

  11. Love the blue!! Great job!

  12. Love it! I bet they had so much fun! Excellent to do the gittering outside!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie.
    I can’t wait to see what you have next week!