Decoupaged Dollar Store Pumpkin DIY
So, as we have already realized, fall is here. Although I have plenty of fall decor, I wanted to try something new this year with these foam pumpkins I found at the Dollar Tree. They are super bright and really quite ugly on their own, but I felt like they had some hidden potential. (And hey, they are only $1!)
After getting them home I decided that I wanted to decoupage them old book pages to display on top of my card catalog. I found some old books that were going t0 be recycled and grabbed them for this project.
Modge Podge Recipe Here
Cut up old book pages
Newspaper to cover your workspace
Start by placing Mode Podge on your pumpkin. Place a strip of book page on the Mode Podge and add more Mode Podge on top. Press down so that the paper contours to the pumpkin.
Repeat this step all the way around the pumpkin, covering all of the orange. Note: Different thicknesses of paper will work differently on the pumpkin. Thick pages will cover the orange color well, but won’t contour the pumpkin as well. Thinner sheets, like from a paperback, will contour better but won’t cover the color as well.
After you have covered your pumpkins lets the dry. Remember to move them every few minutes as the drying process starts so that they don’t stick to the newspaper.
After they have dried review and see where you want to do another coat.
I did’t love the green stems so I covered them in black tissue paper from my gift supplies. You could keep it green, cover it in book pages or do whatever you think.
Here they are dry and on top of my card catalog.