Five years ago my children painted plastic pumpkins at an art class. We enjoyed displaying them for a season or two. After that, I just couldn't find a way to incorporate them into my fall decor. (I know, I should be able to work something out with a brightly striped pumpkin and an FSU pumpkin, right?) But, like most moms, I just couldn't bear to get rid of them. Until this year. Well, sort of.
The minute I opened the fall container full of all my decorations I saw the pumpkins and thought, "decoupage!" (I think I've been on Pinterest a little too much. hehe!) I asked my boys if they were okay with me covering up their art work. They said, "Oh, sure, mom."
|What I started with: scrapbook paper, Modge Podge, a brush and a pumpkin. The best part: I had all these things already on hand! FREE!|
|I covered sections of the pumpkin with Modge Podge. I then painted torn piece of the paper on top of the wet sections with glue. I definitely recommend tearing the paper and not cutting it. It looks so much better, and lays better.|
|Ta-Da! My pumpkin! I painted the stem to match the green on my fireplace screen. I'll show you my entire mantle decor soon!|
|This is the other pumpkin. I gave it to my mom. This is how she displayed it. Cute, huh?|
In doing this little project, I discovered something. I love decoupaging! I'm wondering what I could decoupage next? Decoupaging is a great way to take something that has "good bones" and make it look new again!