How to make a jeweled pumpkin centerpiece

Halloween is a festive holiday for the whole family and traditionally brings pumpkins, candy, friends and a side of scary into nearly every home. This year, instead of sticking with the familiar, why not give your October festivities a little bit of glitz and glam? With nothing more than a pumpkin and some simple craft items, it’s possible to take your Halloween décor from drab to dramatic and oh-so chic in just a few simple steps.
This DIY project gives you the freedom to explore luxury and shine as a symbol of the season. Glitter and a hot-glue gun have the power to take the concept of pumpkin decoration to a whole new level. With the addition of a deep black background and a bedazzled touch at the top, your pretty pumpkin takes on an entirely new look. Once it’s done, it’s the perfect, shining centerpiece for your next Halloween bash!
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Materials
- Pumpkin
- Black paint
- Silver paint
- Two paint brushes
- Hot-glue gun
- Glitter spray
- Cardboard square
- Craft jewels
-Plastic paint palette
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Instructions
1. Fill your plastic paint palette with black paint.
2. Use a paintbrush to cover your entire pumpkin in a coat of black paint, avoiding the stem.
3. Rinse your plastic paint palette and refill using silver paint.
4. Use your second paintbrush to paint the stem of your pumpkin with silver paint.
5. Set the pumpkin on a cardboard square to protect your work surface.
6. Use a glitter spray to cover the entirety of the pumpkin in sparkle and shine.
7. Use a hot-glue gun to attach craft jewels in a star pattern expanding out from the center pumpkin stem.
8. Once dry, set the jeweled pumpkin out on a shelf for display or on the table as a sparkling centerpiece.
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