Halloween DIY: Black Glitter Pumpkins

DIY black glitter pumpkins tutorial
We’ve been doing a little bit of decorating for Halloween lately, and after I did Halloween nails I decided we needed some festive gourds, too. Not just any festive gourds, would do, though. These black glitter pumpkins are my attempt at sophisticated Halloween decor.

Materials:
Pumpkins to paint
Black spray paint (if you want a flat black, I would use this one)
Black glitter (I used some by Martha Stewart, and it was great. Now I want all the glitter!)
Newspaper or paper bags

DIY black glitter pumpkins tutorial
Methods:
1. Make sure your pumpkins are clean and dry. Place them on your newsprint or paper bag and give the tops and sides a nice even coat of black spray paint. Let it dry according to the instructions on your paint.
DIY black glitter pumpkins tutorial
2. Flip over your pumpkins and do the same on the bottom. Let this coat dry, too.
DIY black glitter pumpkins tutorial
DIY black glitter pumpkins tutorial
3. Turn your pumpkins back over and give them another coat of paint just on the surfaces that you want the glitter to stick. Then immediately sprinkle glitter onto the wet paint.
DIY black glitter pumpkins tutorial
4. Let dry completely, and that’s it, you’re done!
DIY black glitter pumpkins tutorial

DIY black glitter pumpkins tutorial

DIY black glitter pumpkins tutorial

DIY black glitter pumpkins tutorial

DIY black glitter pumpkins tutorial

DIY black glitter pumpkins tutorial

One tiny word of warning: Try not to handle these too much, as it’s easy to accidentally scrape off the paint with a fingernail. Who needs to handle pumpkins much anyway, though? They mostly just sit around and look festive.