german glass glitter pumpkins {pottery barn knock off}

This is my Masterpiece knock off  ; ) of some glass glitter pumpkins from Pottery Barn.

Glitter pumpkins

I love German glass glitter and I fell in love with these pumpkins as soon as I saw them in my local pottery barn store.
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II did not love the price tags so much though.
So what’s a girls to do?
Well, pull out her German glass glitter and get to work, that’s what.

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I bought these plastic & foam pumpkins at the dollar store in varied sizes and collected some branch pieces to use as stems and created my own.
You can see additional ways I’ve transformed other dollar tree pumpkins here.
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I started by spray painting the pumpkins with silver spray paint to establish a good base and prevent the bright colors to peak through the glitter.
Next I used spray adhesive to add a layer of silver glitter.

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I added a layer of basic glitter first since I did not have that much German glass glitter left.
I let the first glitter layer dry for a few hours in between and then after the glass glitter layer I let all the glitter set over night.
{all the above steps are best done outside because of the fumes and mess; just my 2 cents~trust me}

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The next day I hot glued the stems to the pumpkins and started to play.

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A dough bowl and dried hydrangeas.

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You really can’t go wrong, right?

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Then I added some of the faux white pumpkins I created with dollar tree pumpkins a few years ago.

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They mix and match well together.

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And although I would have preferred to have used all glass glitter since I think the look would have been different better, I’m still pretty happy considering what it cost and the amount of time & energy it took.

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I love the texture they add plus a bit of bling.

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 “She who leaves a trail of glitter is never forgotten.”

sharing @:

vintage charm @ our hopeful home 

home & garden @ a delightsome life  

share your cup @ have a daily cup of mrs. olson   

home sweet home @ the charm of home 

share your style @ 21 rosemary lane   

feathered nest friday @ french country cottage  

morning cup of joe @ the cottage market   

create-bake-grow-gather @ shabby art boutique

friday feature @ oh my heartsie girl  

funtastic friday @ olives-n-okra 

farmhouse friday @ the painted hinge

bff open house @ answer is chocolate  

saturday sparks @ pieced pastimes 

scraptastic saturdays @ scrapality 

simple saturdays @ sunny simple life  

sundays at home @ love of home   

dishing-it-digging-it @ rustic & refined 

that diy party @ diy show off  

nifty thrifty sunday @ nifty thrifty things  

amaze me monday @ dwellings-the heart of your home  

the scoop @ stonegable   

inspire me monday @ my uncommon slice of suburbia  

mmm @ between naps on the porch   

celebrate your story @ the sweet sensations  

mmm @ keeping it simple crafts 

inspire me tuesday @ a stroll thru life

tuesdays with a twist @ stone cottage adventures    \

reader tip tuesday @ jodie fitz 

 wow  @ savvy southern style  

  fall into fall @ diy by design 

great ideas @ fluster buster.com

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11 Comments

  1. These are gorgeous and I love how you styled them with the dried hydrangeas, my favorite! I literally had this on my list to make this fall as I fell in love with them at PB too! I never got around to it, but I’m glad you did! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm, pinned!
    xo Kathleen|My Hopeful Home

  2. German Glass Glitter, who knew? I love the bling and combined with the hydrangeas it’s a beautiful centerpiece. So happy that you share this with us at Celebrate Your Story!

  3. Thnx cynthia! I know, I used the other glitter out of necessity but I’m thinking it might be a good idea for future projects; economical anyway! thnx for stopping by. xo- mj

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