Petunia Pickle Bottom Co-founder & Head Designer (and Crafter-extraordinaire), DeNai Jones, recently led this fun fall craft here at our seaside headquarters, and although we’ll always love a classic jack-o-lantern on Halloween, this DIY decoupage pumpkin is so fun to make that even your littlest ones will enjoy.
Click through for DeNai’s step-by-step tutorial on how to decoupage a pumpkin.
2. White Glue and Water (or Modge Podge)
3. Paper plate or bowl
4. Small pieces of cut paper or lightweight fabric (we used swatches of some of our lightweight PPB fabrics!)
5. Brush (foam or with bristles)
6. Newspaper or something similar to cover your work surface
STEP ONE: Cut or rip paper into small pieces. The smaller the pieces, the easier they are to work with on the pumpkin’s curved surface.
STEP TWO: Protect your work space by covering with some old paper or newspaper.
STEP THREE: Wipe off your pumpkin with a damp cloth or sponge to remove any dirt
STEP FOUR: If you’re using modge podge, you can skip this step! Pour some glue into a bowl (you can use plain white glue, like Elmer’s) and mix it with just a little bit of water. A ratio of 50% glue and 50% water is best! Mix well.
STEP FIVE: Use the brush to paint a thin layer of glue evenly onto small areas of your pumpkin. Place your small piece of paper or fabric over the glue and then add another thin coat of glue on top.
Repeat STEP FIVE until your whole pumpkin is covered. Let the pumpkin dry.