Elegant Pumpkin Decorations

Check out the elegant pumpkin decorations I made!  I love when I can use holiday decorations more than one holiday… so, when I saw these unpainted pumpkins on Oriental Trading’s website I knew I had to make something with them that I could use the entire autumn season!  I wanted something more classy and elegant than just orange pumpkins, so I decided a little sparkle was in order – everything is better with glitter!  Keep reading to learn how to make these super easy elegant pumpkin decorations!

If you aren’t crafty, or are looking for a finishing touch for this year’s decor or costume, make sure you head over to Oriental Trading’s Halloween Headquarters!  They even have candy and other novelties to pass out to all the beggars!  And, make sure you pick up the supplies to make our elegant pumpkin decorations for your Halloween display!
Elegant Pumpkin Decorations | Mini Van Dreams


plaster pumpkins

acrylic craft paint


Mod Podge® Matte Finish

foam brushes


ribbon or yarn scraps


  1.  Paint pumpkins with two coats of acrylic paint.  Allow to dry between coats.
  2. Using brush, dab Mod Podge® on area of pumpkin you want to be glittery.
  3. With pumpkins on newspapers, sprinkle glitter over wet Mod Podge® until covered.  Carefully, press glitter onto pumpkin to ensure adhesion.  Set aside to dry overnight.
  4. Tie ribbon or yarn to stems and display.



Elegant Pumpkin Decorations | Mini Van Dreams


Complimentary supplies were provided by Oriental Trading to make this craft. No other compensation was received in exchange for this post.  No affiliate links are present in this post.  Please see my disclosure for more information.