Glitter and Gold, An Easy No-Carve Halloween Pumpkin

Easy No-Carve Halloween Pumpkin - Gold and Glitter

Gold and Glitter No-Carve Halloween Pumpkin

Even though we don’t really celebrate Halloween much here in Australia, I’ve always loved taking part in the tradition of pumpkin carving. Usually I’ve just stuck to simple jack-o-laterns, having them in the garden at night with a few candles, but after seeing so many wonderful no-carve ideas on PInterest over the past year, I decided I  wanted to do something a little different this time. As I recently got some new gold spray paint and sheets of glitter paper, I knew I would have to include both of these things in the project!

Gold and Glitter No-Carve Halloween Pumpkin

How I decorated the pumpkin :

I first painted the pumpkin with two coats of gold spray paint and left it to dry. I then used this leaf template from Martha Stewart and printed out the largest sized leaf.  I traced it onto a piece of gold glitter paper and then stuck it onto piece of card with a glue-stick. The letter I created in photoshop (Engravers MT font), squishing it horizontally so it would fit on the leaf. I printed it as a very light grey, then cut around it with small scissors and glued it to the leaf with the white side facing up. I made the tendrils from curled coloured gift ribbon and attached them to the back of the leaf with a glue gun.  I then glued the whole thing to the pumpkin!

DIY - No-Carve Halloween Pumpkin with Gold Spray Paint and a Glitter Leaf

And that was it! It was so simple and quick to make. I really love the change of having a bright, colourful pumpkin about this Halloween – even though its not partiacualry traditional – it feels much more appropriate for Spring anyhow.

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