Pumpkins for Dummies


To be clear, I am by no means a crafty person. If I can do this, you can too. I believe in you.

[title subtitle=”(Because Carving Is SO Last Year)”]Decorating 101[/title] [infobox subtitle=”” bg=”gray” color=”white” opacity=”off” space=”30″ link=”no link”]The Goods[/infobox]


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[title subtitle=”(You’ll need: rhinestones and Washi tape)”]Say Boo[/title]


[directions title=”Directions”]

  1. Spell out “BOO” with rhinestones.
  2. Congratulate yourself. You are done.
  3. Optional: Make a small bow out of Washi tape to replace the traditional pumpkin stem.


[title subtitle=”(You’ll need: glitter, glue and a roll of tape)”]Glitter Polka Dots à la Kate Spade[/title]


[directions title=”Directions”]

  1. Hold a roll of tape to your pumpkin. Dab glue in the negative space like so:PolkaDotProcess
  2. Tap glitter over the glue.
  3. Lift the tape roll up after the desired amount of glitter has been applied.
  4. Clean up your polka-dot with a Q-tip.
  5. You may or may not find yourself a victim of the glitter ghost. Teeny tiny speckles of reflective particles may or may not be everywhere. My apologies in advance.


[title subtitle=”(You’ll need: gold gilding foil, gild adhesive, and painters tape)”]Micro Pumpkin[/title]


[directions title=”Directions”]

  1. Place your painter tape around the pumpkin, however high you want the gold gilding foil to go.
  2. With a brush, apply a thin layer of gilding adhesive where you want the foil to stick.
  3. Let the adhesive sit for 15-30 minutes. You can test the adhesive’s readiness by tapping it with your knuckles. If nothing sticks to your knuckles, you’re ready to go!
  4. Cut the foil into manageable pieces.
  5. Apply the foil onto the adhesive.
  6. Gently rub the back of the foil (the tissue paper side) to make sure the foil is pressed into the adhesive.
  7. When ready, remove the tissue paper.
  8. Apply a sealant over the foil to keep it all in place!
  9. Optional: Attach a name tag to your gilded pumpkin to customize it for a dinner party.



[title subtitle=”(You’ll need: fake flowers and Washi tape)”]Flower Child[/title]

[directions title=”Directions”]
  1. Apply washi tape vertically along the rinds of the pumpkin.
  2. Place the flowers all around!


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