Decoupage Pumpkin Craft – No Carve Pumpkin Ideas – Easy Pumpkin Craft Ideas
Last month there were over 10 incidents of arson not too far from our house.
I know, frightening.
Thankfully the arsonist was caught. And thankfully no one was injured.
But the interesting thing — well, not exactly interesting because arson is very serious and very dangerous and 100% not interesting at all — is that he (the arsonist) was setting Halloween decorations ablaze. On people’s front porches. In the wee hours of the morning while they slept.
So much more frightening than a haunted house. Or those creepy larger-than-life wolf-man things that have popped up around our neighborhood.
Turns out all those hay bales were just too tempting. Seriously. Our aldermen advised that we move them away from our porches (thankfully I did not have any hay bales to move).
I’m strictly a pumpkin and mums kinds of Halloween porch decorator.
I’m also a no carve pumpkin kind of decorator. Mostly because the kids are now adults. And mostly because I’m not a fan of the pumpkin carving mess.
So this year I tried my hand at some pumpkin decoupage.
Oh, and don’t be fooled by some of these pictures. These are mini pumpkins. Like fit in the palm of your hand sized pumpkins.
Decoupage Pumpkin Craft: Easy How To Decoupage Pumpkins
Mini Pumpkins (found mine at the grocery store)
Paint & Painter’s Tape (optional)
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I started with my materials: Mod Podge, Decorative Napkins, and real Mini Pumpkins. My pumpkins started to yellow so I gave them a quick coat of white chalk paint (you can also use white acrylic paint).
Cut out flowers from your napkins. Quick tip: Cut out more than you think you’ll need. It felt like I cut out hundreds and ended up using pretty much all of them!
Using a chip brush (you can also use a foam brush), I coated the pumpkin with a generous amount of Mod Podge.
Use your fingers to press flowers into the Mod Podge. I also used the brush to push into cervices on the pumpkin.
Continue the process around the pumpkin.
Now give the whole pumpkin a very generous coat of Mod Podge, using your brush and fingers to push down into the pumpkins crevices.
Now just let them dry overnight.
And that’s it!
I used these mini decoupage pumpkins for a Thanksgiving table setting idea that I’ll share on Friday. Until then …
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