I am not typically a Martha Stewart devotee, but something about the glittery pumpkin project really appeals to me. Defintely an instant gratification type thing.
My mom and I did this a few years ago and the pumpkins turned out great and lasted through Thanksgiving so not only instant gratification, but staying power which makes it all good in my book.
Here's what you do:
Gather up some pumpkins in a variety of sizes, white glue (aka school glue), super fine glitter (which I couldn't find so I used regular), paint for the stems and a few brushes for applying the glue and paint.
Paper plates or newspaper are a good idea to for easy cleanup and scooping up of the extra glitter. Of course, if you're like me, you will still end up with glitter all over yourself, your house and your cat. It's festive!
Anyway, pour some glue onto a small plate or bowl. Apply evenly to pumpkin. Pour the glitter over the glut coated pumpkin and shake off the excess. Set aside to dry. Repeat. I told you, so easy. After they finish drying, paint the stems. Dry some more and then display proudly like so: