I can’t believe that Halloween is around the corner! Our family loves this time of year, there’s so many fun activities and Halloween crafts to do. One tradition my husband and I always do is pumpkin carving. Unfortunately, our oldest daughter is still too young to actually carve anything.
This year, I wanted to make cute pumpkins that she could participate in decorating. I chose to make glitter pumpkins (even though my husband hates glitter) because she loves sparkle. I decided to make one with her name on it, and another with her sister’s name.
I plan to use them for a holiday photo shoot, but these pumpkins could be used as place cards, too. If you use your street number (or words like “Boo” and “Spooky”) instead of names, they would be super cute on a front porch also.
Materials needed for these easy glitter pumpkins:
- Silhouette Cutter and Silhouette Vinyl, or Alphabet Stickers
- Mod Podge
- Sponge Brush
- Pumpkins and/or squashes of your choice
If you are using the Silhouette, select your font and type the words you want to glitter. Remember to size the words according to the size of your pumpkin.
If you want just the letters to be glitter then place the negative vinyl cut out of the name onto the pumpkin. Don’t worry if the edges crease a little, just make sure all of the vinyl is secure around the letters.
With alphabet stickers, you will not be able to glitter just letters. The pumpkin color will be the letter color, and the entire pumpkin will be glittered around the letters. Using the sponge brush, apply Mod Podge over the vinyl or around the alphabet stickers. Then glitter over the Mod Podge with the glitter of your choice. You can remove the vinyl and sprinkle glitter on pumpkin or just leave the vinyl and sprinkle over it. If you leave the vinyl you will waste more glitter because the glitter will stick to the vinyl, too.