Frosty fall pumpkin craft

Frosty fall pumpkin craftHi all! This is Heidi from Hands Occupied with a super simple DIY frost-covered pumpkin project. This is a great project for Halloween to Thanksgiving transitional decor in your home, and it’s simple enough that it can be done in just a few minutes. Schedules are full enough at this time of year that a really time consuming project might not be high on your list of priorities. A patch of these frosty pumpkins paired with some leaves would make an awesome late fall mantlescape.


epsom salt
pumpkins (any size)
paint brush
Mod Podge Matte
Mod Podge Clear Acrylic Sealer


Clean and dry your pumpkin. Start by painting a generous layer of Mod Podge Matte all over the outside of your pumpkin.

frostypumpkin2Being careful not to break off the stem, roll your Podged pumpkin in epsom salt, coating as much of the bottom and sides of the pumpkin as possible.

frostypumpkin3To get salt on the upper half of the pumpkin, sprinkle large pinches of salt over the top. Unlike a glitter pumpkin, you don’t need to completely conceal all of the orange of the pumpkin. Letting some of the orange show through helps remind you you’re looking at a pumpkin. It also makes the pumpkin look fall-frosty instead of frozen in February.

frostypumpkin4Let dry. To finish, spray your pumpkin(s) with Mod Podge Clear Acrylic Sealant and let dry again before incorporating into your decor!

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