Friday, 6 October 2017


It's Halloween o'clock everyone and whilst it's not my favourite holiday of the year I certainly can appreciate the excitement when it comes to crafting and decorating. This year at the grand age of 22 I finally felt the need to do a few mini craft projects for the season - but obviously they had to be cute and glittery too. I know Halloween is all about the blood and gore and I love that side too (in the least serial killer like way) but there's nothing wrong with adding a touch of sparkle to anything and everything is there?

This post is going to be about how I made these adorable glitter pumpkin hair clips that are so cute to wear if you are going to a party/trick or treating or like me sitting at home with my cat, watching horror films and drinking hot chocolate - the choice is yours. 

As if glittery, purple pumpkin hair clips weren't enough they also light up! 

Polystyrene Pumpkin 
Black fluffy trim (1 metre at most)
x2 battery operated tea lights
Craft knife
Glitter in 2 colours - I chose green and purple!
Plain black hair clips (you can pick them up for 90p for a pack of 10 in Savers)
Hot glue gun
ModPodge/PVA glue

1. Draw around your battery operated tea light on the base of your pumpkin so that you know how big you need to make the hole. Once you know begin carving out the pumpkin removing the polystyrene insides. These polystyrene pumpkins from Hobby Craft are perfect for this project because they already have the faces drawn out for you - so with your craft knife continue to cut out the faces already stencilled on. 

2. Next you're going to apply your ModPodge (PVA glue would also work fine) and begin with applying it to the top of the pumpkin to create the green top and then the remainder of the pumpkin to add the colour of your choice - you could choose a traditional orange or be a bit more WILD with purple. 

3. Putting the tea light inside the the pumpkin and taking a hot glue gun, glue the hair clip to the bottom of the tea light. In the future if the tea light ever runs out of battery it is possible to remove the tea light from the hair clip with a little bit of elbow grease! And plus these clips look cute without the light on too...

4. Once completely dry you can get your fury trim and glue it around the pumpkin to add the finishing touches. 

TA-DA! You now have your cute pumpkin clips. They look so good with your hair in space buns and can jazz up a plain outfit or a costume. How sweet are they?

Are you planning or have you done any Halloween themed crafts this year? Let me know in the comments below and make sure to subscribe to my blog to get a monthly email will updates on all my recent posts! It would mean the world to me and all you have to do is click here 

Em xox 



  1. Oh my gosh! This is so cute! I'm gonna try this ♥

    1. I hope you enjoy making them! Thank you xox

  2. Totally out of this world gorgeous girl, only you could turn pumpkins into pink glittery paradise and I'm love love LOVING IT! <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo


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