DIY of the Week: Gold Leaf Pumpkin

This DIY project courtesy of Michaels is a sophisticated take on Halloween decor. Perhaps you don’t want the mess of carving a pumpkin this year, or you prefer fall decor that works from Halloween through Thanksgiving. This easy project does just that!


  • Modge Podge
  • White acrylic paint
  • Various metallic paints (copper, gold, rose gold)
  • Faux leaves in various sizes
  • Paint Brushes
  • Plastic Pumpkin


Paint the base of the pumpkin with white acrylic paint and let dry.
Select 12-15 leaves in various sizes. Paint them gold, copper, and rose gold. Let your leaves dry.
Paint the stem of your pumpkin gold and let dry.
Brush Mod Podge┬« around your pumpkin in a wavy line. Now, while the glue is wet, add your painted leaves. Alternate the Golds and sizes as you work around the pumpkin, then let dry.