When I received a box of Martha Stewart Découpage supplies from Plaid, I took the opportunity to make a few Halloween decorations. I had a tough time deciding what to make, but when I saw the Halloween papers, I knew I had to découpage some pumpkins.
Here's how I made these cute découpage pumpkins. Start with an inexpensive foam pumpkin and some cute paper and supplies from Martha Stewart crafts from Michael's, of course. I like Martha Stewart Decoupage finish because it's available in gloss, matte, glitter, and glow-in-the-dark, and it can be used on glass, fabric, paper, wood, and metal. It's also dishwasher safe, machine-washable (tested that when I got some on my clothes), non-yellowing, dries hard (not tacky), and it can be used indoors or out. Luckily, it also washes up with soap and warm water. I also tested that.
For the striped pumpkin, I used Découpage Glow-in-the-Dark finish, Découpage paper (Vintage Halloween), black high gloss craft paint, 3/4-inch découpage brush, 1/2-inch paint brush, and black baby ric-rac.
Paint the stem of the pumpkin and let dry. Measure the pumpkin from top to bottom to determine the length of paper strips needed. Cut paper about one inch wide depending on the size of the pumpkin to be covered. Small pumpkin, thinner strips. Large pumpkin, wider strips.
Brush a thin layer of découpage finish on a small area of the pumpkin and on the back of the paper strip. Place the paper on the pumpkin and smooth out air bubbles and smooth down the edges. Brush a thin layer of finish over paper strip and on the next space. Continue around the pumpkin until covered. Let dry 1 to 2 hours.
Cut baby ric-rac the same length as the paper strips. Brush finish in the grooves of the pumpkin, place ric-rac in grooves, and press in place. If you have difficulty getting the ric-rac to stick, use a small amount of glue and let dry before continuing. Brush découpage finish over the ric-rac. Continue around the pumpkin, making sure the entire pumpkin is covered with a smooth, thin layer of finish. Let dry and brush on one more layer.
For the collage pumpkin, I used Découpage Glitter Finish, Découpage Paper (Friendly Halloween), black high gloss craft paint, 3/4-inch decoupage brush, and 1/2-inch paint brush.
The method is the same as above, instead cut the paper in squares and rectangles. Layer the paper shapes in a haphazard manner covered the entire pumpkin.
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