How to Make Golden Pumpkin Centerpieces

Join Martha and Amy as they make these sparkling centerpieces


I’ve never been unsure if I had a craftfail before, but for my latest Crafting with Martha and Amy project, I’m feeling like I did. Don’t let the pumpkins above fool you! This has definitely been my most difficult crafty attempt so far. I had never tried gold leafing, and I had no idea how fragile the sheets were, or how sticky the adhesive was. I’m not the most delicate crafter, so you can imagine how a delicate project was a bit of a challenge.

The original project was titled “Golden Turkey Centerpieces,” but I couldn’t find any resin turkeys — and I also thought pumpkins might be more versatile. Plus, I’m not really a giant golden turkey kind of girl. To top it off, I had three ceramic pumpkins from the dollar store, so my supplies dictated what I was going to gold leaf.

I purchased the golf leaf sheets and size (the adhesive) at Hobby Lobby, and spent $14 for both. I felt like it was pretty reasonable for 25 sheets of gold leaf and the size of adhesive I got, which seemed small but I knew would go a long way. I will say that when I started the project, I was quite convinced that this would be my easiest Martha project so far. Applying glue and then gold sheets — how hard can it be? It actually became a bit of a mess, but I tried to redeem myself with a different Martha (shiny) product. Take a peek through my slideshow, and let me know which of my two finished projects that you like best. — craftyamy

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