diy glittered purple painted pumpkinGlittered Painted Purple Pumpkin…

(say that 3 times – HEHE)

I can’t believe 2015 is almost over! October is flying right past me.

Each month I do a DIY challenge and this month’s assignment was to create pumpkins. In addition to the monthly challenge, I also give each participant an “assignment” which could be a color, theme, or material that needs to be incorporated into the item that needs to be made.

I decorated my pumpkin with metallic purple paint and purple tinsel glitter (my “assignment” was to incorporate glitter). I wanted it to be a bit girly, so I can give it to my niece. Right now, it’s sitting on a shelf in my office. (See my office tour here.)

You KNOW I love simple DIY projects, so this DIY pumpkin was easy-peasy.

diy painted pumpkin

Here’s what you need:

  • Pumpkin
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Glue
  • Glitter
  • Paint Brush

Here’s what you need to do:

  • Step 1: Since I like things done the quick way, my small bottle of purple paint made it easy to just squeeze paint all over the pumpkin. Then, I used my paint brush to spread the paint.
  • Step 2: Let the paint dry and paint a second coat
  • Step 3: Paint glue on the pumpkin stem and anywhere else on the pumpkin that you’d like to attach glitter.
  • Step 4: Sprinkle glitter where you put the glue and let dry. Dust off extra glitter.

Step 1

diy pumpkin

Step 2

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Step 3

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Step 4

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Here are some of the other pumpkins that were made for the DIY pumpkin challenge:

diy pumpkin white with rhinestones
How cute is this pumpkin Tynia made? I seriously want this for myself! Her assignment was “greenery”.
diy paper pumpkins to hold candy
Miranda’s assignment was to use paper. She made these paper pumpkins for her son’s Fall Festival. They hold candy. Cute!!
feather pumpkin
Ricardo’s assignment was “feathers”. I love everything about this! It reminds me of Mardi Gras here in New Orleans. Ricardo’s a fellow Interior Designer. Make sure you follow him on Instagram to check out his amazing room designs!
fabric pumpkin
I had to ask Tammy to tell me how to make these fabric pumpkins, because I have some burgundy fabric that I really want to use to make my own. Her assignment was fabric.

And, since we’re doing a giveaway each month for these DIY challenges, here’s what I’m giving away this month:

see jane work mousepad


It’s the SEE JANE WORK Mousepad & Coaster set in white. I’m doing a big collaboration with SEE JANE WORK in a couple weeks and it’s going to be super fun! Can’t wait to share the details with you guys. The winner of the Mousepad & Coaster set is Miranda!! Miranda, email me your address at hello[at]whitneyjdecor[dot]com or contact me here.

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Have you done a DIY pumpkin recently? What do you think about ours? I’d love to hear your thoughts! Leave a comment below.

Till next time,