Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Gold Hot Glue Leaves on Pumpkin


For fall, have I got a fun way to glam up your pumpkins with hot glue leaves coated with a sparkling gold finish! Why not take your fall decor to the next level with this "hot" idea! 

Materials Used:

  • Pumpkin
  • Acrylic paint/Mod Podge Gloss/brushes
  • Leaf silicone mold
  • Hot glue gun/glue sticks
  • DecoArt Extreme Sheen 24K gold metallic paint

For this project, I started with an old pumpkin I had in my stash. It had a silver finish which I easily peeled off to reveal a white foam pumpkin. Next, I started painting the pumpkin with FolkArt's Multi-Surface acrylic paint called Berry Wine. 

I applied three coats .  .  .
letting the pumpkin dry between coats. Then sealed with Mod Podge Gloss
Next, painted the stem with DecoArt Extreme Sheen in 24K gold.
While the stem was drying, began making the hot glue leaves using a silicone mold with eight small leaf molds.  Just to fill two molds half way, I used one regular 4" glue stick.
So I went through lots of glue sticks. - about 15, I think. After the last leaves set, I put them in a box and .  .  .
spray painted them with Rust-oleum gold metallic spray paint outside. And let them dry overnight.

Once the leaves were dry, started gluing them on .  .  .
randomly around the stem.

I love how this pumpkin turned out.  It's simply beautiful!
And goes with my decor, perfectly!   Welcome Fall!

Welcome to this month's Fall Blog Hop hosted by Shae @ Sweet Southern Grace 
Be sure to check out all of the wonderful Fall projects from the participants in this month DIY Fall Challenge:
                                            Hannah @ Baggott Farmhouse


  1. Very pretty! I never thought to make molds using glue sticks! Game changer! Great idea.

    1. Thanks, Jodi! Yes, there are so many crafty things you can do with hot glue!

  2. These pumpkins turned out so pretty. I love the idea of making leaves with the silicone molds.

  3. Such a great article. I love how this pumpkin turned out. It's simply beautiful. I really like it. Thanks for sharing this article good information. Now it's time to avail HALFCASTE CREAM SET for more information.

  4. Such a cute pumpkin & an ingenious idea with the hot glue! I've had a mold of skulls for years that I got from Dollar Tree, but I never came up with an idea for it. Now I do. I've just got to think of something to use them on. Maybe a bowl filler. Thanks so much for sharing on Crafty Creators!

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  7. Gail,
    This pumpkin looks very high end and is absolutely stunning! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing!!


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