Victorian Gothic Glam Pumpkin | The Witch at OneandSeventy

As you’ll no doubt be painfully aware by now, my style is somewhat eclectic. But if I was to lean towards one particular aesthetic, especially for Halloween, it would have to be moody Gothic. And what better way to celebrate the season than with a Victorian Gothic Glam Pumpkin?

Victorian Gothic Glam Pumpkin | The Witch at OneandSeventy

Now I’m not sure whether you would call this “glam”, or not. The title really came from my plan to add a raft of gemstones, like those on my jewelled skulls. But after a quick poll on Instagram, I decided not to go down the bling route.

Victorian Gothic Glam Pumpkin | The Witch at OneandSeventy

The overwhelming majority actually wanted me to leave this pumpkin black, but I found the embellishments got kinda lost, even with a metallic black finish. So I went with an old favourite.

Dry-bushed copper metallic.

Victorian Gothic Glam Pumpkin | The Witch at OneandSeventy

And I think you’ll agree, it makes those details pop!

So how did I make it?

How to make a Victorian Gothic Glam Pumpkin

Victorian Gothic Glam Pumpkin | The Witch at OneandSeventy

Well… I started with Polystyrene gourds from Hobbycraft that I used for the Trick or Treat pumpkins. I have a few in my stash so I can play with pumpkins all year round.

Victorian Gothic Glam Pumpkin | The Witch at OneandSeventy

After painting it black, I whipped up some air-dry clay embellishments and glued them on. PVA is perfect for this.

Once the embellishments were dry, I painted them black, added black gems for skull eyes, and started playing with finishes.

Victorian Gothic Glam Pumpkin | The Witch at OneandSeventy

I love the final result. How about you?

Would you add a Victorian Gothic glam pumpkin to your Halloween decor? Drop a note below to let me know! As always, I’d love to hear from you, so why not swing past Facebook or Instagram for a chat?

See you there!

A hui hou,

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Victorian Gothic Glam Pumpkin | The Witch at OneandSeventy

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