I am so excited to share these unique ways to decorate pumpkins.
While you guys are all excited about sweater weather, leaves falling and pumpkin-spiced everything, I’m freaking out. I hate winter so much, that I have trouble enjoying fall. However, as I blogger it is a given that I share a few fall decor ideas. I must really like you because I’m sharing THREE different DIY pumpkin decor ideas…
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For all three versions, I started with artificial pumpkins. You can find these at almost every craft store. (I learned my lesson last year. I painted and decorated real pumpkins, and they rotted a few weeks later.)
SPRAY PAINTED PUMPKINS
These are my Kate Spade-inspired pumpkins. They are so fun, aren’t they? Supplies for painted pumpkins:
I began with spray paint (gold, black & Cream), painter’s tape, and garage sale stickers.
I painted the stems gold.
I’m not sure how I recently only discovered this, but you MUST buy an attachment for your spray paint cans. It makes spray painting even easier than it already is, and the attachment keeps your fingers from being covered in paint!
Once the stems were dry, I taped off the stem so I could spray the pumpkin cream or black (I did one of each).
After about two coats of paint, I let it dry. Once dry, I added the tape for the stripes and stickers for the polka dots.
I spray-painted each with the opposite color (cream was painted black and the black was painted cream.) I allowed both pumpkins to dry, and I removed the tape and stickers.
There was some seepage with the spray paint and tape (the ridges make perfect crisp lines next to impossible). So I fixed these lines with a sharpie.
MOD PODGE WRAPPING PAPER PUMPKINS
Supplies for Mod Podge Wrapping Paper Pumpkins
My supplies for this pumpkin were wrapping paper, scissors, a sponge brush, and Mod Podge. This was inspired by Susan’s amazing découpage pumpkins over at Between Naps on the Porch. You can see her full tutorial HERE. This is what I refer to as my happy pumpkin
TISSUE PAPER MOD PODGE PUMPKINS
This was the easiest of the three pumpkins – maybe because the tissue paper is so light and great for Mod Podge?
Supplies for Mod Podge Tissue Paper Pumpkins
My supplies for this pumpkin were wrapping paper, scissors, a sponge brush, and Mod Podge.
I covered the pumpkin with Mod Podge and cut a hole in the center of the tissue paper for the stem. (This works great with the smaller pumpkins that one piece of tissue paper can cover.)
Put the stem through the hole, and you just work the tissue paper around the pumpkin.
You’ll probably have a lot of extra at the bottom. I just cut what I didn’t need, and I had a beautiful pumpkin!
I scattered them throughout my home.
Go create something!