DIY No-Carve Little Mermaid Pumpkin – how to make a Disney Ariel inspired pumpkin with glitter, pearls, seashells and a mini fork to complete your under the sea creation.
If you’ve been a reader for a while you know we LOVE our Disney princess inspired pumpkins. It started with our Frozen Elsa Pumpkin, then over the years we made a Belle and Cinderella pumpkin. My daughter and I really enjoy this tradition that is special to the both of us. When I shared her Little Mermaid mason jar night light earlier this year, I talked about this being her favorite ride at Disneyland. I thought it was the perfect inspiration for this year’s Disney princess pumpkin. So today I’m sharing how to make your own no-carve Ariel pumpkin!
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Step one: cover your pumpkin with 2-3 coats of glitter blast. Depending on the size of your pumpkin, you may need two cans. Make sure you allow each coat to dry before adding a new coat of glitter blast. Allow pumpkin to dry overnight before adding decorations.
Step two: make a bow by folding the sequin fabric in to hide the exposed edges. Then fold in half and gather in the center to create pleats. Use hot glue as you go to keep it together. Wrap blue sequin ribbon or fabric around the center of the bow, gluing it closed in the back. Slip a mini fork in between the blue ribbon and the bow. Finish it off by gluing a seashell in the center; glue bow on top of pumpkin
Step three: Add adhesive gems and pearls around the pumpkin. I found the purple gems at Michaels in the scrapbooking aisle. Tip: if you have trouble with the adhesive gems falling off, add a little bit of hot glue to keep them in place. I’ve made several glitter pumpkins and sometimes the gems stay intact and other times the glitter blast spray causes them to slip right off. A low-temp glue gun will ensure they stay on.
We are thrilled with the way our pumpkin turned out! My daughter is planning to proudly display her Ariel pumpkin on her dresser after Halloween.
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