Last weekend while visiting my in-laws, my mother-in-law shared a project that she had been working on with my husband’s aunt. They had taken pretty, floral patterned, paper napkins and mod-podged them onto artificial pumpkins. They were so beautiful! I was inspired to do the same, except I really wanted to see what Halloween napkins would look like. Without further ado, here is how I made my decoupage pumpkin.
1 Artificial Pumpkin
Paint Brush or Spouncer
Paper Napkins in Assorted Designs
Acrylic Paint- Brown or Black (optional)
1st – With scissors, I cut out a few fun Halloween shapes from the paper napkins. (I really like that big spider.)
2nd – I painted the backs of the fall shapes with mod-podge and stuck them to the pumpkin and applied more mod-podge on top.
3rd – To add the finishing touches, I mixed up a variety of acrylic paints (I didn’t have straight-up brown or black.) and painted the stem of the pumpkin to darken it a little. My mixture possessed a brown/black swirly look.
What do you think? Simple, right? I love how it turned out. The perfect fall/ Halloween decor.
Your possibilities are pretty endless here. So grab some of your favorite patterned paper napkins and a couple artificial pumpkins and get to work! We’d love to see your designs!