10.01.2012

DIY :: Cinderella Pumpkin

Happy October 1! In honor of this month, I wanted to share a quick & easy DIY project to jazz up your pumpkin. 

I was gifted my pumpkin after Doug's mom purchased it on behalf of a family raising money for their daughter who has cancer. They referred to it as a "Cinderella Pumpkin", and thus I decorated it accordingly. 

Can't you see a glass slipper sitting beneath the glitter + ivy?


Click "Read More" below for directions + more pumpkin-decorating ideas!


Make sure your pumpkin is clean & free of dirt. Place paper bags or other floor protection below your work space.
Use a medium-to-small size paint brush and apply glue. (I used generic Tacky Glue)
Use thicker glue at the top and fade it when you've reached your desired sparkle length.
Sprinkle the glitter over your wet glue.
I chose to do this section by section to ensure the glue didn't dry. 
Once all of the glitter is on the top of your pumpkin, let the glue fully dry and gently wipe off all excess glitter.
Take fake (or real!) ivy and cut long pieces. You can purchase fake ivy at any craft supply store.
Wrap the pieces of ivy around the top. Let select pieces hang from the pumpkin to create a "Just Picked" effect. 
...and there you have it! A lovely "Cinderella Pumpkin". 

Looking for other ideas? Check out some fun carvings below!



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25 comments:

  1. How cute! I don't have the patience for carving but this might be right up my alley! Glitter makes everything a little better.

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  2. What a cute idea - and I haven't even seen it on Pinterest (I find that quite refreshing)! Your blog is adorable and I love, love, love you header. Did someone design it for you or did you do it yourself?

    Megan
    slightlynorthofbeingsouthern.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Megan! I designed it myself but I got the illustration off of Pinterest!

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  3. Oh cute! I love pumpkins, but haven't decorated one before. I also like the one with light dots in it--it's like a pumpkin disco ball!

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  4. Super cute! Love that it is officially fall. Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

    Marisa
    http://brokewithdesignertaste.blogspot.com/

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  5. how cute!! you're inspiring me to glitterize a bunch of mini pumpkins!

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  6. What a great idea! I'm not a big fan of carving pumpkins because the insides freak me out so this is a great alternative. Glitter makes everything better imo ;)

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  7. Oh I LOVE. What a cute little pumpkin! :)

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  8. Who says pumpkins are just for carving?! Loving the idea of switching it up this year. The glitter is everything. love.

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  9. I love these! You've inspired me :) I'm a new GFC follower!

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  10. hah! I've totally been thinking about DIYing some pumpkins somehow... either with paint or glitter! Love this DIY!

    New fan and follower right hurr!

    xx

    Holly Foxen Wells
    GlamourMash

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  11. That's really cute and cool! Halloween isn't so big here in Australia, which I think is a pity because it seems pretty fun~

    I like your blog, and I've followed you, it would mean so much if you could follow back :)
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  12. This idea is adorable!! So creative:)
    xo, amy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  13. Lovely idea- love the one with all the little holes and light glowing through too.Rx

    http://sandersonsmithstory.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. oh my goodness! this is so sweet :)

    -Melissa
    shakeshakee.blogspot.com

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  15. That glittery pumpkin is SUCH an adorable idea! I don't normally decorate for Halloween (or any holiday, for that matter), but this makes me rethink it. Love the Cinderella throwback.

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  16. How cute! Love how it turned out.

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  17. love the glitter on the pumpkin! i am going to doing some crafts this weekend, i was thinking a glitter pumpkin too except the whole thing

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  18. Aaaaah I love this! And my daughter will too. We are most definitely doing this! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  19. This is such a great idea!!! I will definitely be giving my pumpkin the cinderella treatment! Thank you for this:)

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  20. Aww...these are such cute decorative ideas....love fall and pumpkins :D
    xoxo

    novelstyle.blogspot.com

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  21. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! I love this idea, it is so special. :)

    Alexis

    swaney e

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