Thursday, October 21, 2021

DIY Sparkling Beads and Pearls Pumpkin

Don't you just love looking online for inspiration these days! Who doesn't enjoy creating a good hack! I love looking at upscale sites to see what my next project might be.  - take a look at this pumpkin I found at Z Galleria.  
It's topped with mounds of glitter, pearls, beads, sequins and glittery leaves! How cool is that! And everybody loves decorating pumpkins! I'm partial to making the fancy kind like I did here, here and here. All glitz and glamour! 

But I've never done one with beads and pearls. Until I saw the one at Z Galleria!  And I have lots of faux pearls and beads in my stash, too!  Perfect for this months' Creative Craft Hop, hosted by Sara @Birdz of a Feather
If you're coming over from Sara's wasn't her Crochet Plant Hanger fabulous!
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Materials Needed:
Let's begin by painting the entire pumpkin including the stem, white using chalk paint.
Next, apply mod podge along the top and sides in a drip pattern.
Sprinkle lots of glitter over the mod podge .  .  .
and let dry.
Next,  put a mixture of beads, pearls and mod podge in a bowl and stir together. 
And spread the mixture all around the top and sides of the pumpkin. Let dry.
Add additional pearls and beads around the stem and pumpkin where needed using hot glue. be sure to use different sizes of faux pearls and crystals for dimension.

Doesn't this pumpkin look chic and lovely!
Cut out a free online copy of a pumpkin leaf template and lay it on top of a strip of wired ribbon.  
Cut out the ribbon leaf and remove the side wire ribbon hems to glue on around the leaf. Then attach stem wire to the center of the leaf with glue. 
Use the round handle of a utensil .  .  .
to curl the stem wire .  .  .
for a decorative effect.
Attach leaves and curled stem wire near pumpkin stem with hot glue.

Next up is Rachelle @My Hubbard Home, sharing her gorgeous Fall Leaf Jar Candle Holder!

Be sure to have fun and get inspired with all of the wonderful creations offered this month by clicking on the links below!


  1. What a beautiful pumpkin Gail. I love this. Pinned so I can make this next year. Happy Fall!

  2. Oh Gail, your elegant pumpkins are gorgeous! I love the way you embellished them to add a touch of glam! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  3. Wowza Gail, I love your blinged up glam pumpkin! The way you mixed up the paste of mod podge, beads and pearls is brilliant, and the leaves, so clever! LOVE it!

  4. Your pumpkin is gorgeous and elegant, Gail. I'm sure every 'Good Witch' will want one! Love it!

  5. Beads and pearls pumpkins - here I come! You did a great "hack" job Gail and it is so darn cute!

  6. Gail, this pumpkin is so unique. It’s beautiful. Never seen one like it. Definitely saving.

  7. Hi Gail. Thanks for sharing your elegant pumpkin at Funtastic Friday. I def want to make one.

  8. Beautiful pumpkin. Makes me want to go out and find some pearls to remake one of my own. So glad to join you in the hop this month.

  9. Beautiful! I love a good DIY of an expensive piece for a tenth of the price. Thanks for sharing on Happiness is Homemade at Traffic Jam Weekend opens at 5pm today (Thursday) and I think my readers on that link party will love this too, so I'd love for you to come by again and share on that party. I love the way you mixed the beads and Mod Podge. That's a great tip.

    XO, Niki - Life as a LEO Wife

  10. Very pretty pumpkin Gail. Love the bling! I am happy to feature your pretty pumpkin at Love Your Creativity. Happy Halloween.


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