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!!
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.
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!!
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
To Make Your Very Own Decoupage Pumpkin This Halloween:
- Wash and dry your pumpkin
- Either paint the stem gold and let dry; or, wrap in Washi tape (pictured) of your choice
- Cut out decorative shapes from your papers
- Brush a layer of Mod Podge (the glue) on to the backs of the papers, and smooth onto the pumpkin in interesting patterns
- Let dry completely.
- Cover the ENTIRE pumpkin in a layer of Mod Podge to set.
And Last But Not Least… I got my very own pumpkin, ready to decoupage!
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:
Why not surprise your Trick-or-Treaters this year with an alternative pumpkin like mine? HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYBODY!