Holidays & Seasons,  Home Decor

Decoupage Pumpkin

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.

DIY Paper Napkin Decoupage Pumpkin


1 Artificial Pumpkin
Paint Brush or Spouncer
Paper Napkins in Assorted Designs
Acrylic Paint- Brown or Black (optional)

Paper Napkin Pumpkin

1st – With scissors, I cut out a few fun Halloween shapes from the paper napkins. (I really like that big spider.)

Halloween Decor Pumpkin

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.

DIY Decoupage Pumpkin

Halloween Pumpkin Craft

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.

Decoupage Artificial Pumpkin

What do you think? Simple, right? I love how it turned out. The perfect fall/ Halloween decor.

Decoupage Pumpkin

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!


  • Sam // DIY Just Cuz

    I love that you used napkins…that’s so cool! I think my favorite projects like this have always been using the “details” of scrapbook paper (or in your case the napkins). There are so many hidden treasures in the patterns. Also I’m loving the artificial pumpkin…mostly because it’s white & not clichΓ© orange! I came here from the Awesome Things Tuesday link party!

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