It’s Friday. I’m not cooking today, so let’s talk about fall crafts! When I posted a picture of my mantel of pumpkins last week, I got some requests for a how-to post. This decoupage pumpkin could not be easier, and I say that as someone who rarely crafts – so you know it actually is simple.
I got the idea from for a decoupage pumpkin this post. Let’s start with a list of what you will need for this easy fall craft:
1. Small or medium-sized fake pumpkin. Color won’t matter because you are covering the entire thing. I got mine at Micheal’s for $6.
2. One large sheet of craft paper. I went to a local place in St. Louis, Art Mart, and got a large piece of craft paper super cheap. They had a nice selection to choose from. I believe it is technically supposed to be used for card, envelopes, or stationary crafts. It is thicker than regular copy/printer paper, but not as thick as scrapbook paper. This cost $3.95.
3. Jar of Mod Podge and foam brush – I already had these.
4. Scissors – again, already had these.
Total cost: $9.95
Here’s how you make the decoupage pumpkin happen:
1. Cut your craft paper into 1 1/2″ wide strips. My strips were twice as long as I needed, so I then cut them in half. This ended up being the perfect size to go from the stem to the bottom of the pumpkin.
2. Paint a layer of mod podge on the pumpkin, then adhere one strip of the paper on (so the design you want is showing), and smooth with a foam brush and additional mod podge.
3. Continue repeating Step #2 all the way around the pumpkin. Because of the shape of the pumpkin, some of strips ended up being slightly angled. Also, I did not attempt to have the strips line up so that the design was matching all the way around. I don’t think you can really tell, but I’m also not the type of person to notice that.
This took a grand total of 45 minutes. A perfect little project to complete during nap time!
Here are some other fall crafts and bucket list items I am hoping to get done before October starts:
What new recipes or crafts are you looking forward to making this fall?