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DIY Glitter Pumpkins

Dollar Store Decorating: Glitter Halloween Pumpkins

Head to the dollar store for plastic pumpkins and super-fine glitter for this spooktacularly easy DIY. You'll love how the finished chic pumpkin decorates your space while showing your Halloween spirit. The project only takes a couple of minutes to pull off, and once the festivities are over, the pumpkin can be packed away until next All Hallows' Eve.

Read on for the directions.

What You'll Need:

  • Newspaper
  • Plastic zip-top bag
  • Superfine glitter
  • Plastic pumpkins
  • Paintbrush
  • Mod Podge


  1. Cover your work area with newspaper, which keeps your space from looking like a glitter explosion. Pour around one-quarter cup of the glitter into the plastic bag, and then get ready to coat your pumpkin with glue.

  1. Liberally paint the pumpkin with Mod Podge, and then pop in the plastic bag. Close the top, and shake until the entire pumpkin is covered.

  1. Open the bag, and let the pumpkin to dry for 20 minutes. Lift out the pumpkin, give it a little shake over the plastic bag, and then remove. If there are any areas where the glitter hasn't stuck, dab with glue, and then shake on a bit more glitter.
  2. Your dazzling pumpkin is ready for display. Pop on your mantel, tuck in a corner, or even place next to your computer at work.

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