I love Halloween - don't get me wrong, but I like decor that is more "fall" and less "plastic orange and black shit I bought at Walmart," and this project fits the bill nicely.
And now - a tutorial! Because I don't think you are clever enough to figure out that all you do it put glue on a pumpkin and sprinkle glitter on it.
Step 1: Find some cute lil pumpkins, adhesive, and a color of glitter that tickles your fancy. I used spray adhesive (although Martha says Elmers. What can I say, I'm a rebel!) and some orange glitter I borrowed from the art room at work. Hey, I'm on a budget and don't often find the need for glitter, okay? Okay.
Step 2: Use painter's tape to cover the lil stems so you don't glitter them. I used Frogtape, it's the best! I really liked how cheerful they looked with the green tape. For a split second I thought of abandoning the glitter and finding some green paint, but I could not be moved. I was committed to glitter!
Step 3: Spray those pumpkins! Make sure you cover your work surface. Spray adhesive gets everywhere. I used garbage bags I cut down the side so it became a total glam rock black plastic table cloth. Hold pumpkin by the stem and rotate as you spray. You will get glue all over your hands.
(No photo of this step. Too hard when your hands get all gluey. Please trust me when I say it was very exciting.)
Step 4: Place a paper plate or other glitter catch-all on the table, hold your pumpkin by the stem over the plate, and start sprinkling glitter on the surface of your pumpkin, rotating as you go so you get to all sides.
Again, no photo, because THIS is what happens to your hands during the process:
Step 5: Survive glittering your hands, I mean pumpkins, and place them on a plate to dry. I left them for about 6 hours. I don't think they needed that much time. Aren't they cute already?
Step 6: Shake off excess glitter, but not too much, and place your new fall decorations!
There is some glitter fall out, but all in all, I say it was a pretty good and super easy project, if you feel so inclined to add some sparkle to your pumpkins.
Peace, love & glittered hands,