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Enchanted Gold and Black Beaded Pumpkins

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Black and gold Halloween decor is super popular this year! I think it brings a certain elegance to decorating for a rather gory holiday. Let me show you how to create a gold and black beaded pumpkins to create the perfect haunted entryway. It is sure to frighten anyone who knocks on your front door!

black beaded pumpkins, black gold beaded pumpkins

I’ve teamed up with my friends from Oriental Trading Company in this post. They carry a vast selection of Halloween Party decor, Halloween crafts, candy, and even those large animatronic creatures. I chose a few of my favorites to create my haunted entryway.

To complete my scene, I chose a set of ceramic pumpkins to paint to go with my black and gold setup. They were super easy to paint and finish with mini beads and gilding. I think they add the perfect amount of glam to greet my guests. Here’s how I made them.

Gold and Black Beaded Pumpkins


  • Ceramic Pumpkin Set
  • Acrylic Paint: Black
  • Gold Liquid Gilding
  • American Crafts: Pop Wow Spark Glitter Set
  • Fine Gold Glitter
  • Elmer’s Glue-All Adhesive
  • Paint Brushes
white ceramic pumpkins


black painted pumpkins

Paint the pumpkins with black acrylic paint. Do not paint the stems black. Let them dry.  In a ventilated space and wearing gloves, paint the stems carefully with the liquid gold gilding. Follow the gilding directions carefully. Gilding can be toxic so make sure to open a window. Let it dry.

how to add bead glitter to pumpkins

Paint Elmer’s Glue-All around the stem and down the edges of the pumpkin.

Glue beads to pumpkins

Sprinkle the micro beads over the glue. Repeat until all of the glue is covered with beads.

NOTE: An easy way to save the beads and not use them up all at once is to place the pumpkin in a deep dish and pour the beads over the pumpkin. Catching the beads in the dish to reuse. Repeat steps using the beads caught in the dish. 

Black gold Beaded Halloween Pumpkins

Touch up any areas with glue and add more beads. Add more glue around the edge of the stem and sprinkle with fine gold glitter. Let it all dry and display!

DIY Beaded Glitter Black Pumpkins

Here is how I put together my haunted entryway!

Black Gold Halloween Entryway

I just love the gold skeletons that are popular this year! All I did was add some creepy fabric over a chair. Sat the skeleton in the chair, gave him a cute top hat and boa to hang out in. The cute witch on the wall is actually a yard stake! So you can either hang her inside like I did or stick her in your garden!

The fringe on the table is the Halloween Lamp Shade Topper. You can tie it around a lampshade for a more ominous spooky look. I thought it was perfect on my front entry to add an old Victorian glam feel to my table.

Halloween Gorilla Rug

Did you notice the crazy gorilla rug on the floor! He is animatronic and when you step on him he screams and plays crazy king kong sounding music. His eyes light up red too! So fun!

Black Gold Halloween Vignette
DIY Black and Gold Beaded Pumpkins
Halloween Pumpkins and crystal ball

Lovin the crystal ball! It is super cool with water in it like an empty snowglobe! So mystical for Halloween!

I hope you enjoyed my mini tour of the entryway of my home. Here’s how you can get your hands on some of Oriental Tradings great products!

Shop the Post

Halloween Shop

Decorative Pumpkin Set  •  Halloween Silhouette Yard Stake  •  Large Gold Posable Skeleton  •  Halloween Lamp Shade Topper  •  Halloween Animated Floor Rug  •  Crystal Ball with Stand

Oriental Trading has a massive variety of party supplies and home decor for every occasion and holiday. Their site is a must-see. Plus everything is shipped fast right to your door. Check them out for your next celebration!

This post is sponsored by Oriental Trading Company. I received compensation or product for this post, but all opinions are my own.

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black beaded pumpkins

Happy Halloween!


  1. Where did you get the gold skeleton?

  2. Love the gold and black beaded pumpkins! I want to make them. What type of beads did you use for the pumpkins? I’m new to crafting and there are several types, sizes, and brands of beads. Please let me know the brand, material(glass versus plastic), size of beads, and where to find them. Thank you!

    1. Hi Mary,
      The micro beads I used on these pumpkins are now unfortunately discontinued. You can find them here. The colors I used from that set were the gold (third on bottom) and black (last on top in the pic). I would try using the smallest beads you can find, like size 11/0 or smaller if you can find it. Glass beads would probably be the prettiest. You should probably go into a craft store and look for the smallest beads. It is really hard to tell online the exact size. I hope this helps.

  3. Oh my goodness! LOVE all the gold glam going on here!! Pinned!
    :) gwingal

  4. I love, love, love these! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the fan favorites at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope you have a lovely week ahead! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  5. Thank you so much for linking up to the Hauntingly Beautiful Decor Halloween Link Party! I will be featuring this post tomorrow! You can continue to link up any of your fab Halloween decor now through Halloween too. Have a great day!

  6. Thank you so much for linking up! I will be featuring you tomorrow at the Hauntingly Beautiful Decor Link Party!

  7. Oh my goodness I love your glam Halloween decor! I would love for you to link up over at the Hauntingly Beautiful Decor Link party so I can feature this post on Friday!

    Hope to see you at the party!

    1. Thanks for the invite Amber I stopped by and linked it up!

  8. Carol Sholtis says:

    Love the entry way Halloween decoration.Going to take a few ideas from that for my hall way . thank u

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