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Fall Sequin Pumpkin DIY Decoration

Fall Sequin Pumpkin DIY Decoration

Fall is here! My favorite time of the year, and my favorite time to decorate the house. I love walking into someone’s home and seeing they have put some thought into their decorations, which is what I am striving for this year! However beautiful fall decorations usually run between $10-$45, so they can get pretty pricey!

This year I wanted to get a little more festive and make my own sequin pumpkin. I have a soft spot in my heart for all things that glitter, which is why I went with sequins. (Plus, it’s a lot LESS messy than glitter!) I chose a cream-colored pumpkin with silver and gold sequins to try and keep a more elegant feel, and they usually match everything

Luckily with this project if you already have a hot glue gun and some glue, then this is only going to cost you about $4.00, for the first pumpkin. Then after you have made one, you will definitely have left over sequins so all you will need to buy is another cheap pumpkin! So much better than $10 per decoration!

If you’re not familiar with a hot glue gun, this sequin pumpkin is going to take about 2 hours to complete. However, you can start and stop this as many times as you need to. Since I have a toddler running around I couldn’t do it all in one sitting, so I did it in chunks.

 

Materialssequin pumpkin

  1. Plastic Pumpkin of your choice ($2.88)
  2. Hot glue gun ($2.97)
  3. Glue stick batons ($0.97)
  4. Sequin of your choice ($0.98)

Directions

  1. The most crucial part of this whole thing is picking out a pumpkin that you are going to be happy with. Most of the pumpkin is still going to visible so be sure to pick one out that is going to look good in your house.
  2. Make sure the pumpkin is free of any dust or dirt because the sequin won’t stick as good to a dirty pumpkin.
  3. Plug hot glue gun in and let it heat up.
  4. Place a small dot of glue where you want to put the sequin, then quickly and carefully place the sequin on the glue. You need to be quick because the glue dries fast!
  5. Repeat step 4 until your whole pumpkin is covered in sequin to your liking.
  6. Once all the glue has dried, if you got the sequins with the hole in the middle (like I did), be sure to trim any glue you can see. I used tweezer to pull it out and then, I rubbed off any excess on the sides.
  7. Place in your home and show off your beautiful pumpkin!

 

Once you have completed your pumpkin, send me a picture of it so I can see what kind of sequin creations you come up with. You can email them to me or post them to my Facebook page HERE.

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