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DIY Nail Art Foil Pumpkin


DIY Nail Art Foil Pumpkin

Why let your nails have all the fun? Match your pumpkin to your mani with this nail art inspired pumpkin! Perfect for beginners!

  • Makes: 1 Pumpkin
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Time: Approx 1/2 Hr


Project materials
Materials needed:

A. Craft pumpkin (from Target)

B. Acrylic paint w/optional palette for mixing

C. Mod Podge

D. Glitter

E. Nail Art Foils & Adhesive

F. Paint Brush

G. Rhinestones &/or other embellishments

Tools needed:

H: Glue Gun & Glue Sticks

I: Hair Dryer - optional (to speed up drying time)

Now Let's Get Messy!

  • STEP 1: Plan your design. Cover your work surface & layout all materials. Decide on your paint, foil, & glitter colors! Do some prep work & mix any paint colors you like. Cut the foil into smaller strips, approximately 2-3" so that it is easy to work with.

  • STEP 2: Paint your pumpkin & let fully dry. You can use a hair dryer to speed up the drying process. Wash your paint brush.

  • STEP 3: Glitter the stem! Once the paint has dried (NOTE: If you don’t wait for the paint to dry, the glitter may stick to the paint), paint the stem with Mod Podge & quickly cover it in glitter.

  • STEP 4: If you want a thicker coat of glitter, allow the 1st layer of mod podge / glitter to dry & repeat. Wash your paint brush. Tip! Save glitter! Use a piece of paper under the pumpking that you can use as a funnel to pour excess glitter back. A little glitter goes a long way with proper clean up.

  • STEP 5: Once dry, paint the pumpkin with the nail adhesive. You only need to place nail adhesive where you want foil. Let nail adhesive dry until slightly tacky. You can use a hair dryer to speed up the drying time.

  • STEP 6: Now for the magic! Once the nail adhesive is dry but a bit tacky, take your foil sheets & press onto the areas covered with adhesive. Gently rub the top of the foil pressing down onto the surface of the pumpkin. Slowly peel the foil sheet up & voila! Now repeat until your pumpkin is blinged out to your liking! Allow to dry.

  • STEP 7: TIP! If the foil doesn’t stick in any areas or lifts up the paint, don't panic! Just add a little more adhesive to any problem spots, allow to dry & repeat steps 5-6.

  • STEP 8: Add even more bling! Because there's no such thing as too much sparkle, go wild & add rhinestones using a glue gun.

  • STEP 9: Really go wild & treat yourself to a matching mani! Follow the above steps with a few exceptions - prep your nails as you normally would, swap your nail polish for the acrylic paint, & add a top coat after the adhesive / foil has dried. No glue guns on nails (obvi!), but if you'd like to add more bling use a nail art adhesive & nail art crystals or studs!

All Finished!

Leave a trail of glitter & show off your skills!

P.S. — It looks awesome