I’ve seen pretty sparkly pumpkins in recent years that look so fun for Halloween. I wish when I was a kid we had Pinterest to find blogs with super cool ideas for holidays. Luckily raising my daughter I can find fun inspiration and lots of supplies at the craft store. Oh what a time to be alive! There might be craziness in the world but the crafting has never been better. I was wanting sparkle without using glitter so I used glitter spray paint and it was so fun to use! I may have gotten a little extra sparkle on our patio, whoopsie, I hope my fiancé likes the glitter porch. I’ve been on a mermaid kick since the summer and I wanted to bring it into the fall. Mermaids don’t need to stay in the summer and since we live near the ocean why not have a mermaid themed pumpkin. I love how pretty and sparkly this diy mermaid pumpkin is, I think it looked even better in person. It’s hard to capture in pictures just how sparkly it looks.
What you need to make this diy mermaid pumpkin:
decorative white pumpkin or orange and paint it white
green and purple spray paint
decorative star fish
- Cover the top of the pumpkin with tape. You can also just spray the whole pumpkin and then just the top part with the glitter spray paint.
- spray the bottom of the pumpkin. You can just do it around on the sides that will show. I flipped it over and did the whole bottom but just the sides should work fine just thoroughly cover the pumpkin. Let the paint dry.
- Spray the glitter spray on the top half or third. You can cover the bottom to get an even line across or just spray away if you don’t mind a little drip effect.
- Let the first layer of glitter spray dry then spray another layer on.
- Then paint the starfish with paint or the bottom color of spray paint.
- Add little jewel stickers in different colors on the pumpkin and starfish for added embellishments.
- Tie or glue the starfish to the top of the pumpkin.
I love how fun and sparkly this turned out! I don’t think the pictures even do it justice. If you have an inner mermaid or need a little more sparkle in your life this pumpkin is for you!