Glittered Pumpkins For Thanksgiving

{Martha Monday) Glittered Pumpkins!

by Megan on November 14, 2011

With Thanksgiving almost here, I wanted to add some glitter and cheer. I wanted some fun decorations to spruce up the home and sparkle up the holiday table . These mini pumpkins and pine cones did just that!

How to glitter pumpkins


  This week, it was my turn to pick the Martha Monday project and I was thrilled to find Martha’s Glittered pumpkins. Her instructions were to paint your pumpkins with a little white glue and sprinkle with glitter. I started it that way, but sorry Martha, they needed more oomph. So I got out a can of copper paint, gave them a good coat, and sprinkled the glitter on the wet paint. So easy, yet so elegant!

glittered pinecones and pumpkins

I used 4 different glitter colors to add lots of pretty sparkle. And then my eye caught some pine cones my friend brought over. Move over pumpkins, there’s a new idea brewing. So the pine cones got a shiny coat and some sparkle too. I was also going to try spray painting acorns and glittering just the caps but didn’t get to those. I also thought about gourds.

Fall inspired Wedding Dessert Table
These were so easy to make and added so much warmth and holiday cheer. In fact, I did a wedding dessert table (more to come on the that later) and used them for the table decorations. The photographer liked them so much, she kept taking pictures of them, and even asked how I made them.

And she put the brides ring on one of them for a photo opp.

glittered pumpkins for weeding

Next year, I’m going to buy different colored paints, like bronze, gold, and more copper. I might even try bigger pumpkins and pine cones.

I’m picturing them outside the front door, sure to make a impression!


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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lyndsey@The Tiny Skillt November 14, 2011 at 8:33 am

These look so cool…I even have Martha Stewart glitter just waiting to be used. I was going to glitter some shells, but the pine cones would be good too. Our neighbor across the street gets rid of them as soon as they fall. Will post mine soon!

2 MarthaAndMe November 14, 2011 at 9:30 am

These are so gorgeous. Somehow glittery things don’t look right in my house, at least in this color palette, but yours are beautiful.

3 Barbara @ Barbara Bakes November 14, 2011 at 9:31 am

Such a fun idea. I can’t wait to hear more about the wedding.

4 Barbara | Creative Culinary November 14, 2011 at 11:14 am

I love these…I love a bit of glitter but can sure see why the spray paint would add more oomph. I could even see these outdoors when the weather is nice. I don’t do many crafts anymore…this might be on the agenda for next year though.

5 Pru @ Perfecting Pru November 14, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Megan, I loved these. I think that as mine were smaller, the glue and glitter worked just fine, but yours look wonderful with the spray paint AND glitter! I love how festive everything looks in your house. I just wish I could bring me and my family to you for Thanksgiving! If only wishing made it so!

6 Nutmeg Nanny November 14, 2011 at 4:58 pm

These are so adorable! Perfect for fall and Thanksgiving!

7 Salad in a Jar November 15, 2011 at 9:33 am

Brilliant! Just brilliant. I guess these are a one season decoration since you used real pumpkins, right?

8 Delishhh November 17, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Just sooo cute.

9 Kari November 18, 2011 at 8:22 pm

These are pretty, but I just can’t imagine spray painting something only to throw it away. Seems wasteful and not so “green.”

10 Sassy November 19, 2011 at 6:53 pm

I finally got mine done! Yours are so beautiful and definitely perfect for the Fall Wedding theme :) Thanks for picking something easy, fun, and beautiful!

11 Barb February 2, 2012 at 11:08 am

I like to cook, but I am not very crafty. Saw your pumpkins and loved them. Easy enough of us non-artist types. They looked beautiful on our Thanksgiving table. Then all I could think about is what else can I spray paint and glitter? While in Tahoe, stopped and picked up a bunch of pine cones and sprayed them silver and gold and added glitter of our Christmas table. Thanks for the great ideas!

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