Saturday, August 25, 2012

Papering a Pumpkin

Similar to "Design a Pumpkin," this project shows you how to utilize paper to makeover a plain plastic pumpkin.

Crafted by Melody.


  • Artificial Pumpkin 
  • Patterned Scrapbooking Paper
  • Mod Podge
  • Ink Pad
  • Foam Brush

All supplies for this project can be found at our Bonney Lake store.

The "Before" photo.

For this project, be sure to select a patterned paper that is thin, not heavy (like cardstock).

1.  Carefully tear the patterned paper into smaller pieces to glue to the pumpkin.
2.  Using the foam brush, apply Mod Podge to the area you want to place the paper.
3.  Adhere the paper to the area you applied the Mod Podge.
4.  Repeat steps 1 and 2 until the entire pumpkin is covered.
5.  Use an ink pad to lightly rub color onto various areas of the paper.

We suggest selecting a light ink color just to give it a touch of color. Feel free to a little acrylic paint into the paper or even add glitter.

6.  Apply an even coat of Mod Podge to the entire pumpkin. 
7.  Let it completely dry before displaying.

You can choose to use any patterned scrapbooking paper you desire, but for this project, Melody used "Antique Newsprint" by Bazzill Basics Paper.

For more projects, visit our Project Gallery on our website here.

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