Paint a Glitter Blast pumpkin & seven more pumpkin crafts

It’s October – let the season for Halloween crafts begin. And, what better way to start than with Halloween decorating ideas featuring pumpkins? First up is our Glittering Jack-’o-Lantern made with Krylon’s new Glitter Blast. When Krylon sent me sample cans of this sparkly, spray-on glitter finish, I knew I had to try it out on STYROFOAM Brand Foam. Glitter Blast is totally safe for STYROFOAM Brand Foam and comes in a dozen colors – imagine how it will make your holiday crafts shimmer!

I’ve collected seven other pumpkin crafts for Halloween, and tutorials for each one are available on http://styrofoamcrafts.com . The photos link directly to the project instructions, so the instructions are just a click away. Enjoy!

Halloween decorating ideas.

Make several glittering jack-'o-lanterns and stand them in a row.

To make the Glittering Jack-‘o-Lantern, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam, 12” x 5” cone (or other size of your choice)
  • Krylon Gitter Blast: Starry Night, Orange Burst
  • Contact paper
  • Glittered, sheer black ribbon
  • Green, glittered floral pick
  • Glittered raven
  • Newspaper
  • Low temp glue gun & glue sticks
  • Tools: Scissors; rubber gloves; wire cutters

To make the Glittering Jack-’o-Lantern:

Krylon Glitter Blast on cone

Spray only the area of the cone where you will add your jack-'o-lantern face.

1. Before you start, carefully read the label on the can of Glitter Blast. Cover work area with newspapers.

2. Spray front of cone with Starry Night Glitter Blast. Let dry. (Glitter Blast darkens as it dries, so be careful to not overspray. If you overspray, the finish can run. Yes, I learned the hard way . . .) If you would like more color, spray on a second coat.

3. Cut jack-‘o-lantern face from contact paper. Remove backing from contact paper and adhere facial features to the painted area of the cone. Pay special attention to the edges of your pattern pieces.

4. Spray entire cone with Orange Burst Glitter Blast. It might take more than one coat to cover the Starry Night Glitter Blast. Let dry. Add second coat, if necessary.

5. Wrap top of cone with sheer, glittery black ribbon and glue ends with low temp glue.

6. Cut stem with leaves from floral pick. Insert stem into cone.

7. Glue raven to top of cone.

Still looking for the “perfect pumpkin”? Here are seven more:

Halloween activities

A Handful of Pumpkins by Kathleen George

Halloween crafts

Shadow Box Jack-'o-Lantern by Denise White

Crafts for Halloween

Punkin Zelda by Debi Schmitz

Halloween activities

Jolly Golly Pumpkin Doll by Kathleen George

Halloween crafts

Clowning Around Pumpkin by Rebekah Meier

Halloween activities

Pumpkin Berry Centerpiece by Kathleen George

Halloween activities

Friendly Jack by Rebekah Meier

Happy crafting!

Sharon

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6 Responses to Paint a Glitter Blast pumpkin & seven more pumpkin crafts

  1. Diane W says:

    P.S. {{HUGS}} for all the wonderful & fantastic Halloween ideas/projects and How-To’s and patterns! I can’t wait to get started on making some of them for my home decor! :0) Soooo happy to have found this site as I am a foamboard-addict already! Now I’ll have to add styrofoam-addict and find a place in my craft room to store all that is needed to create with the stuff. Can’t wait to see the Christmas ideas! :0)

    • Sharon says:

      I’m so glad you found us, Diane, and thank you for visiting. And yes, we’ll have a lot of fun over the hoilday season! We look forward to having you visit often. Sharon

  2. Diane W says:

    I hear what you’re saying about spraying styrofoam! But I’ve found that if I use a lite covering of Mod Podge (dry thoroughly-overnight) and then spray the object from a distance “lightly” to coat several times, allowing each spray time to dry, I prevent alot of issues!

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you for the tip, Diane. If you protect the foam, you can indeed spray paint it. Tissue paper decoupage, spackling, gesso, etc., are all ways to add a barrier between STYROFOAM Brand Foam and spray paint.

  3. Katiria says:

    Everytime I have sprayed on styrofoam it has ended badly LOL But I’ll give it a try again because that glitter spray paint looks so pretty

    • Sharon says:

      Yes, you need to be very careful when choosing a spray paint for STYROFOAM Brand Foam. Spray paints often contain solvents and these will melt the foam. Read the label on the can very carefully and be sure it says “safe for STYROFOAM”. I am very happy to report, however, that Glitter Blast works great and does not melt the foam. Imagine the fun you can have with Glitter Blast & STYROFOAM Brand Foam at Christmas time!

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