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Glittered Fall Pumpkins and Crate

Galaxy Glitter™

Glittered Fall Pumpkins and Crate
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Glittered Fall Pumpkins and Crate

designed by Claire Sale

Step up Fall décor with these glittered pumpkins, sparkling with Galaxy Glitter™.

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Americana® Acrylics

  • Calypso Blue (DA234)

DecoArt Media® Specialty Products

  • Texture Sand Paste (DMM23)

Galaxy Glitter™

  • Aqua Meteor (DGG10)

Other supplies

  • sandpaper (220-grit)
  • 1/4" flat brush
  • unfinished wood crate (Home Depot)
  • damp cloth
  • 1" paintbrush
  • faux pumpkins (Hobby Lobby)


NOTE: Sand any rough edges on the crate before painting.

  1. Paint the crate with one coat of Calypso Blue. (Don't paint the corner trim pieces yet.) Let dry completely.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Lightly distress the crate with 220-grit sandpaper. (Don't sand the corner pieces.) Wipe the crate with a damp cloth to remove sand dust.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Mix (2) parts Calypso Blue with (1) part Texture Sand Paste. Paint one coat of this onto the corner trim pieces. Let dry completely.
  4. Paint two coats of Aqua Meteor over the corner trim pieces. Allow to dry completely between coats.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Paint one coat of Calypso Blue (or your chosen color) onto the pumpkin. Let dry completely. (If painting a white pumpkin, it may need two coats of paint.)
    Step 4 Example
  6. Apply two coats of Aqua Meteor (or the Galaxy Glitter that is close in color to your chosen base color of paint). Let dry completely between coats.
    Step 5 Example
  7. To make a striped pumpkin, measure down from the pumpkin's stem where you want the top and bottom of the stripe to be. Lightly mark these measurements with a pencil all the way around the pumpkin. Paint each color to where you marked and let each color dry completely before painting another color next to the first color.


Set pumpkins on sturdy paper plates to dry to keep them from rolling.

I used two different water containers for my paintbrushes: one for the acrylic paint and the other for the glitter paints.