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Gold Bling Pumpkin DIY


Make a cool and stylish metallic pumpkin in no time using Tacky Glue and a string of gold mardi gras beads.  Such a sophisticated look that screams upscale, don’t you think?  

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What you need:– small round pumpkin
– 3 yards gold plastic mardi gras beads (you can also use several bead necklaces)
– Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
– scissors

What you do:
Starting at top of pumpkin, squeeze out a small amount of glue and attach gold beads in place. Add glue and tightly swirl around pumpkin, making sure to keep the rows tight. Do 4 or 5 rows and let dry .  Come back to the pumpkin later and do a few more rows, let dry. Finally, complete your pumpkin by finishing the bottom off. Since you don’t see the bottom, I actually didn’t bead that part, so that the pumpkin had a sturdy base, as opposed to a wobbly one.

If I did this project again, I think I would spray paint the pumpkin gold before I wrapped the beads, but it still is a very stunning pumpkin on it’s own. I envision setting this next to other metallic pumpkins in different textures and techniques. Would make for a beautiful display.


Don’t be afraid to try out other mardi gras beads or mix and match colors for a striped effect!

I would love clicked on some of my other fun pumpkin designs. I have over 30 inspiring pumpkin crafts to choose from!

Until next time Swellions!


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Crayon Drip Art Pumpkin Tutorial

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I was so inspired by all the pumpkins and Halloween stuff I saw at Michaels this past week, that I decided to go ahead and get started on my Halloween crafting!  With the popularity of the crazy crayon dripped canvases, I decided to do my own version using a pumpkin instead of a canvas.  I think it turned out funky, abstract, oh-so-colorful, and fun.  Here’s how you make one of your own!

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Pumpkin Jewels

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Even though the “Biggest holiday of the year” is upon us, let’s not forget about that one that is just a few weeks away…the one where we throw our last hurrah for fall beauty!

I wanted to create a pretty pumpkin project for those of you not sure what do do with those autumn accents! Adding bling to your pumpkins is super fun and easy and something you can do in mere minutes. I did a couple different versions as you will see and here’s how to do them:

Jeweled Pumpkin Stem

– Mid-weight gauge wire (I used copper)
– large seed beads, crystal beads, gold spacers
– pumpkin with long stem
– round nose pliers

1. Cut off a piece of wire about 12” to 18” long. This will vary based on how long your stem is.
2. Create a small loop at the end of wire with round nose pliers
3. String beads randomly onto wire until desired length is achieved.
4. Make a coil at the end with the wire to finish it off.
5. Wrap it around pumpkin stem and display!

Curly Coils Pumpkin

– Mid-weight gauge wire (I used copper)
– large beads and charms in various sizes (I used resin pendant drop beads, large ab faceted beads, and even a heart toggle)
– ring mandrel
– round nose pliers

1. Cut several lengths of wire in various sizes (mine were anywher from 6” to 12” in length).
2. Coil wire ring mandrel to make long curly design. If you don’t have a ring mandrel, use your finger or a round tube (like lipstick or mascara tube).
3. Stick end of wire securely into pumpkin.
4. Place beads on ends of wire. Make small loops to hold into place if necessary. Since I created this for temporary décor, they just loosely hung on the coiled ends, kinda like ornaments on trees.

Hope you enjoyed this project and are getting inspired for the Thanksgiving days ahead!

Until next time Swellions!


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Crayon Drip Pumpkin