Gold Harvest Pumpkin Tutorial

Hello again MyCraftySpot readers! I am Jen from over at visiting to share another craft with you this month. I am so excited about the weather changing and the holidays that are coming up. We have so many plans over the holidays, that this year I am crafting up a storm and getting things ready early!

harvest pumpkin

To get ready for Fall and Thanksgiving, I am going to share with you my Harvest Pumpkin. It’s a really fun, crafty, and simple project that you can do in an afternoon. Ready to get started?

First we will want to gather out supplies:

  • Craft pumpkin ($5)
  • Leaves ($3)
  • hot glue gun, tape, and a bag (on hand)
  • Gold Paint ($3)

Harvest Pumpkin Supplies

The first step in creating the Harvest Pumpkin is by taping off and painting the pumpkin. I wanted the pumpkin to look like it had been dipped in gold, it’s a fun trend that is making it’s way through Pinterest these days. In order to get that “dipped in gold” look, I took my tape and made a circle around half of my pumpkin. Make sure to fill the tape into the indentions so you can have that crisp line. Once you have the pumpkin taped, cover the additional exposed area with a bag. I also taped around the bag, as you can see below.

Harvest Pumpkin Taped


Then take your gold paint and put a good coat over the remaining exposed pumpkin. Make sure that you stay at least 12-18 inches away from the pumpkin when spraying so you don’t incur any drip lines. It’s good to paint outside on a covered surface in a well ventilated area.

Once you have your pumpkin covered, allow it to dry for 2 hours. It should be dry to the touch within 15 minutes, but fully dry within 2 hours.

Harvest Pumpkin Painted


Once your pumpkin is dry, it’s time to start decorating! Go ahead and get your hot glue gun ready. While you are waiting for it to warm up, remove about 20 leaves from the branches. It will look like fall leaves all over your table!

Take your hot glue gun, and one by one, start gluing the leaves to the bottom portion of the pumpkin. This part should go by within 10 minutes. Make sure to cover the entire pumpkin, and create layers with your leaves.

Harvest Pumpkin Gluing Leaves


Once you have your leaves attached, you are finished! While this is my first fall piece for inside the house, I am excited! It’s always fun to decorate when you start off with one focal piece. I can’t wait to start adding more!

harvest pumpkin2

I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy Harvest Pumpkin tutorial. Have a wonderful week, and I will be back again at the end of the month for another fun craft for the season.

jenn-pinkwhen-2Jennifer, is a Southern girl living in Louisiana, and is addicted to crafting. When Jennifer sees something she likes, she has a crazy need to try and make it. With her blog, PinkWhen, Jennifer gets to share all of her addictions of DIY, crafting, upcycling, recipes, healthy living, and more. Jennifer and her husband have four kiddos whom they merged together to become quite the little “Brady Bunch”. Their children include two girls ages 12 and 2 years old, and two boys who are 8 and 5. “I am excited to be able to share some of these ideas with you on My Crafty Spot and look forward to many fun posts!”
Twitter: @pinkwhen

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Erin Kennedy

Erin Kennedy is the owner and editor of My Crafty Spot and loves to find the latest crafting creations to create and share.

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  1. I loved this pretty pumpkin so much I featured it at Get Your DIY On tonight! Check it out here: . Thanks for linking up!

    ~Abby =)