Glittered Paper Mache Pumpkin

Every year towards the end of August I start getting really excited about fall and Halloween. I’ve been holding off putting my decor up but this past weekend I started looking through my boxes and I think it’s time to change things up a bit. Does your style preference change over the years? I seem to have a new preference every year or two. But one things for sure, I will always love glitter! With that in mind I recently made a glittered paper mache pumpkin to add to my fall decor.

If you like a little sparkle in your decor here’s an easy tutorial on how to make a glittered paper mache pumpkin.

I began by painting the paper mache pumpkin. I used spray paint but acrylic paint would work as well. I even thought about not painting the pumpkin, adding glittered leaves, and lace trim for a rustic, vintage look.

Once the paint dried, I glued the ribbon onto the pumpkin. You could add as little or as many “stripes” as you like.

I only glued the top and bottom of the ribbon onto the pumpkin. You could glue the entire ribbon piece but it’s really not necessary. 😉

Once I finished adding the ribbon, I cut maple leaves out with my die cutting machine. I used the Martha Stewart glue and glitter to match the leaves to the ribbon.

Once I finished the pumpkin, I displayed it on a white cake stand and wrapped the brown berry garland around the bottom.

I’m so happy with the way it turned out! It’s modern yet still a little glitzy with the glittered accents.

So tell me, what is your fall decor style? Do you like glitter in your decor or do you like more of a neutral look?

About Crystal

Crystal is the crafter and writer behind She’s a wife, SAHM and crafty blogger who spends most of her days trying to balance all three roles while still squeezing in time for crafting. She enjoys creating on a budget and taking something from blah to fabulous with quick and easy tutorials. She is passionate about living a creative lifestyle and loves sharing a variety of DIY projects, paper crafts, and recipes.


  1. Love this! Great job Crystal!

  2. Love the white against the glitter!! Stunning! Fabulous job Crystal!! :)

  3. I love those sparkly leaves!!!

  4. I’m a glitter girl so I love this idea!


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