Fabric Scrap Dollar Store Pumpkin Craft – Decoupage Pumpkin Craft Ideas.
I’ve seen them painted. And galvanized. And heirloomed. And glittered. And wood sliced. I’ve even seen them turned into candles and cut in half and mounted on walls. And I know for a fact that I’m not the first to mod podge some fabric scraps to a dollar store pumpkin. And I certainly won’t be the last.
Fabric Scrap Dollar Store Pumpkin Craft
Foam Pumpkin (I found mine at Dollar Tree but also see them listed on Amazon at this link)
Brown Craft Paint
Start by cutting fabric scraps into 1 1/2″ x 9″ lengths. I actually ripped my pieces to give the edges a rougher look. I used 14 fabric scrap lengths to cover my foam pumpkin.
Apply a thick layer of Mod Podge using a foam brush.
And then start applying the scraps, overlapping slightly to cover the pumpkin.
A few tips & tricks:
#1 – As you can see, I snipped the ends of the fabric scraps so the fabric wouldn’t get too bunched up around the stem and;
#2 – In hindsight, I should have given the pumpkin a quick coat of white paint before starting. Depending on your fabric, the bright orange may show through.
Here’s a look at the underside of the pumpkin so you can see how I layered the fabric.
… and here’s the moment I realized I should have painted that ugly green stem brown before starting this project …
So I rectified that with a little brown craft paint.
I finished it off with a few hand cut leaves from a contrasting fabric and stuck them on with a dab of Mod Podge.
Oh, and it shouldn’t be a life mystery that you can apply this fabric scrap decoupage with Mod Podge technique to one of those ugly plastic pumpkins. Or even a real pumpkin. Just use the outdoor Mod Podge if you plan to add it to your outdoor fall/Halloween display!
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