I was inspired to make these glitter polka-dot pumpkins by various no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas I've seen over the years in Martha Stewart Living magazine. To make the dots, I used a clear glue from Scotch that came with a round sponge applicator just the right size for the polka-dots. After pressing the sponge applicator to the pumpkin, I sprinkled Martha Stewart Crafts glitter in Peridot over the wet glue and tapped off the excess. I started by making a ring of dots around the stem of the pumpkin, then created rows of alternating dots to get an even pattern:
I'm really pleased with the way these turned out, and look forward to experimenting with more pumpkin decorating ideas next year!