2 years ago

DIY Glitter Pumpkin Candles

I am constantly bored with my home decor.  I have endless stacks of throw pillows and blankets to try and create the illusion of difference.

That’s why the holidays are so great; it’s a perfect time to spruce up the home with simple, festive projects that don’t break the bank.

In this DIY, I’m using mini-pumpkins leftover from my Halloween decorations and transitioning them into candles that can be used for your Thanksgiving festivities.

What you need:

  • mini-pumpkins
  • assorted glitter (make sure it says non-flammable)
  • votive candles 
  • plain ole school glue or Mod Podge (I used Elmer’s – also non-flammable)
  • knife/ pumpkin saw from carving kits

DIY Glitter Pumpkin prep

Make it!

  1. Draw circle on top of pumpkin the same size as votive.  Carve out the circle just as you would a normal pumpkin.
  2. Scoop out the seeds.  I used just a kitchen spoon, because you need something small enough to get in the nooks and crannies of the little pumpkin.
  3. Apply glue directly to the pumpkin.  Sprinkle on desired glitter.  *I did this in a number of rounds, letting patches dry, then  seeing where I needed to fill in.
  4. Let dry overnight.
  5. Place votive candle in the center.  Enjoy!
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