So a few weeks ago I was browsing pinterest and came across these adorable decoupaged Christmas tree ornaments. This is definitely a project right up my alley and I decided to try it early on pumpkins!
So I went to my local Michaels and picked up a variety of pumpkins. I definitely recommend the white ones because you can have a few missing spots and they won’t show up. I’m not sure how the orange pumpkins do yet, but I’ll find out tomorrow!
This is what the final product looks like. I love the scrappiness of it, and its perfect for my more earthy halloween decor.
So the first step is to get your paper. I just grabbed a book that I was planning on donating and cut out a handful of sheets. For the big pumpkin I used about 20 sheets, for the small pumpkin about 4. I cut the sheets out of the book and then trimmed the margins.
Then I cut vertical strips of varied widths.
Then I cut some of those into shorter strips.
I recommend using more glue than less. Glue before you put a strip down and then after the strip is on. In my opinion you can’t have too much glue.
This is pretty much how my progress went. I worked on the pumpkin about a quarter at a time and then finished up the bottom quarter after I went all the way around.
I recommend doing it this way because you can keep the smaller area that you’re working on wet and it makes the whole process easier. Here’s the final big pumpkin again:
I also decoupaged a small pumpkin. This one was much harder because of all the small heavy creases. I used 3/8″ x 2″ strips on this one so it used probably just as many strips as the big pumpkin… just much smaller and harder to handle strips!
I also added a dusting of clear glitter on this one:
And here is the final product mixed with that gilded pumpkin!
I’ve got to do a few more of these (maybe go pick up another big pumpkin), and then I’ll be ready to do all my Halloween decor!