Decoupage Pumpkins- Updated!

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Last week in my marketing job I was asked to write an article about No-Carve Pumpkins, and so… I discovered the greatest thing ever– that you can Decoupage Pumpkins!!

 

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Decoupage is a craft where you basically just glue decorative papers — or fabrics or even fall leaves!– onto stuff to make it look more… decorative. I know, crafting is sort of weird.

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But look! People have been coming up with the most gloriously “painted,” detailed-to-the-tee, beautiful pumpkins. Like these! The pumpkins below were painted white, then covered with… napkins?? Well, yes!!

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They aren’t that difficult to make! You just need some:

  • Mod Podge
  • A foam brush
  • Decorative papers; or Wrapping paper; or Colorful cloth; or Rustic Fall leaves
  • Washi Tape or Gold Paint for the stem

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To Make Your Very Own Decoupage Pumpkin This Halloween:

  1. Wash and dry your pumpkin
  2. Either paint the stem gold and let dry; or, wrap in Washi tape (pictured) of your choice
  3. Cut out decorative shapes from your papers
  4. Brush a layer of Mod Podge (the glue) on to the backs of the papers, and smooth onto the pumpkin in interesting patterns
  5. Let dry completely.
  6. Cover the ENTIRE pumpkin in a layer of Mod Podge to set.

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And Last But Not Least… I got my very own pumpkin, ready to decoupage!

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p.s. Trader Joe’s sells white and green pumpkins, as well as orange 😉


UPDATE: I decoupaged my own pumpkin!

I ordered a fabulous sheet of decorative paper and some other supplies by mail, and when I felt ready, I got to it! This is what I came up with:

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Why not surprise your Trick-or-Treaters this year with an alternative pumpkin like mine? HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYBODY!

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