Gifts: Seasonal Inspiration: DIY Glitter Strip Pumpkins

October 30, 2012

Glitter Strip Pumpkin Tutorial

Two posts. One day. Yep – it’s that kinda party. Get ready for it.

To start, how about we talk about this glittery ball of awesome…

I’ll put glitter on anything. Sometimes, I find flakes of glitter in the car, on my pillowcase…but the best is when I find a grain of glitter on Andrew’s face.  He hates it. Makes me laugh. When the holidays come around, the Damask Love Glitter Index reaches an all time high. Glitter Blizzard 2012. Sparklestorm of the Century. Whatever you wanna call it, it’s all sorts of glittery up in here.

Today, I’m ringing in Halloween with a glittered pumpkin treat container that I’ll be handing out tomorrow to some of my coworkers. I’m sure they’ll thank me in March, when they’re still finding flecks of orange and green sparkles on their clothing. Hey, it’s the gift that keeps on giving.

Glitter Pumpkin Treat Bag Supplies with Text

1) Eight 11″ x 1/2″ strips of orange cardstock with holes punched on each end.

2) Orange and green glitter

3) Glue

4) Die cut leaves & tag (I used Clear and Simple Stamps Leaflets, Favor Flags, Favor Flags Fillers, Apothecary Holidays)

5) Foam brush

6) Brown baker’s twine

Glitter Pumpkin Treat Bag Instructions Step 1

1) Use the foam brush to apply glue to paper strips, then sprinkle with glitter. *Hint: I like to apply the glitter in a metal roasting tray to cut down on the mess!*

Glitter-Pumpkin Instructions Step 2

2) Once you’ve applied glitter to the paper strips and the leaves, allow them to dry completely.

3) Arrange strips in circle as shown and attach by stringing twine through the center of the circle. Tie a knot to secure the twine.

4) Tie another knot on the inside of the circle.

Glitter-Pumpkin Instructions Step 3

 5) Place twine through each of the holes punched on the edge of the strips.

6) Work your way around, and stop when there are still three strips left unattached.

7) Fill pumpkin with yummy treats, then finish threading the last three strips to complete the pumpkin!

DIY Glitter Pumpkin Treat Container

I’ll be back at noon with more seasonal inspiration…a special “5 Minute” project for all you procrastinators.

7 thoughts on “Seasonal Inspiration: DIY Glitter Strip Pumpkins”

  1. Hahahaha… here I was, going to leave something all ego-boosting and complimentary.. but then I read the first comment about candy corn, and now I can’t stop laughing! hahahaha…. Where’s the LIKE button?!

    I met my hubby working in a home decor/housewares store. He was the stock guy… so he wore more glitter at Christmas than the rest of us sales girls combined. He knows all about cleaning it up well into spring time! 😉 So he doesn’t even flinch when the house is covered in it!

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