Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Decoupage Pumpkin

There are so many great pumpkin decorating ideas out there these days, but I could not resist an opportunity to decoupage book pages onto mine. Here's a quick step-by-step on how I created this beauty

Step 1: Clean your pumpkin thoroughly.

Step 2: Rip up your book or magazine pages so they are in strips and small pieces.

Step 3: Using Mod Podge, coat one section of the pumpkin at a time and apply the pages, smoothing them down and making sure the edges adhere to the pumpkin. Layer the pages until the entire pumpkin is covered.

Step 4: Find some cute embellishments! My polka dots came from some Stampin' Up cardstock that had velvety black dots. I cut them out and then used Mod Podge to adhere them to the book pages. Since cardstock is stiff, I applied the Mod Podge, stuck the dot on, then pressed it down for a minute so that it would shape itself to the surface.

Step 5: Decorate that stem. Using a simple bow tutorial found online here, I tied a double ribbon bow and added some orange and green curls. I hot glued all the ribbons in place.

And there you have it! Since I used Harry Potter pages to cover my pumpkin, I thought the best place to display it would be among my Harry Potter books.

{Linked on Coastal Charm, The DIY Dreamer, Ladybug Blessings, VMG206, Our Delightful Home, Funky Polkadot Giraffe, Hope Studios, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, New Nostalgia, And Sew We Craft}


  1. This is adorable!!! Found you on the DIY Dreamer.


    1. Thanks Shelly! I'm glad you commented because now I'm following your blog and social media.

  2. Super cute and seems pretty easy.

    1. You're right, it was pretty easy, though I kept finding Mod Podge on my hands for the rest of the day despite several washings. :) Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Lovin this idea! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday linky party and share this post with us. http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/10/centerpiece-wednesday-link-up-party-98.html

    1. Thanks for the info! I completely forgot to link up this week. But I'll come check it out next week!

  4. Love your decoupage pumpkin! Would love for you to share at Simple & Sweet Fridays.
    New Follower!

  5. So cute! I saw your post featured on "Brag about it Tuesday"!

  6. You've been featured this week on BeBetsy at the BRAG ABOUT IT No. 27

    Thanks for linking up with us. Have a fun HALLOWEEN!

    Sharon and Denise ♥


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