I made this easy DIY pumpkin craft several years ago and love it so much, I decided to share again. I also wanted to make some new pumpkins to match our decor since I am always changing the colors (and styles) in our home.
You can watch the video tutorial below, and I follow with written step-by-step instructions for this craft.
To begin, you will need:
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- Faux Pumpkin(s)
- Mod Podge
- Tissue Paper
- Sponge Brush
- Finishing Spray
Cut a hole for the pumpkin stem near the center of the tissue paper.
Cut off any excess tissue paper. You may want cut out sections of paper up towards the stem as well as extra paper around the bottom. It is helpful to not have too much overlapping paper.
Add Mod Podge to the entire pumpkin – be generous.
Add the tissue paper to the pumpkin. Notice in the sections that are cut out of the tissue paper in the image below. You can play around with the best solution for your pumpkin, but try not to bunch the paper too much. Use your hand to smooth out the tissue paper as much as possible.
Once the tissue paper is adhered to the pumpkin, add Mod Podge to the outside. Continue to smooth out the tissue paper.
Allow to dry fully – this usually takes 12-24 hours depending on the thickness of the Mod Podge.
Optional Step: I have found that the Mod Podge melts when I store these pumpkins in the attic. I added a finish spray (after the Mod Podge was completely dry) to try and prevent this from happening.
I made several different version to match the colors in our living room.
Want to see other easy DIY pumpkin craft ideas? Go here to see the tutorials for the fun pumpkins below. I made these several years ago, and I still use them every fall!
Here are my friend’s decorating pumpkin ideas!
Pumpkin Decorating Ideas | Modern Glam
Decorating Pumpkin Ideas | Happy Happy Nester
Fall Pumpkins | Pink Peppermint Design
Vinyl Decals | Twelve on Main
DIY Pumpkin Beverage Chiller | My Sweet Savannah
Embroidery Hoop Farmhouse Pumpkins | Tatertots and Jello
DIY Pumpkin Patch | Zevy Joy
Gold Leaf Pumpkins | Taryn Whiteaker Designs
Raffia Pumpkins | The Tattered Pew
How to Make Gold Leaf Pumpkins | Hallstrom Home
Ombre Painted Pumpkins | Inspiration for Moms
Ways to Decorate with Pumpkins | The Happy Housie
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13 thoughts on “Easy DIY Pumpkin Craft”
So pretty, Sara! I love how they turned out!!
Thank you Krista! I loved seeing all your pumpkin decor ideas!