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Pumpkin Decorating Idea - Decoupaged Pumpkin

Posted by on Oct. 26, 2013 at 1:36 PM
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Decoupaged Pumpkin

This gourd gets its graphic appeal from Pictorial Webster's ($35; Chronicle)—a volume filled with cool black-and-white illustrations. Choose your favorite drawings from the book (we used approximately 120 for a medium-size Funkin, or faux pumpkin), then photocopy them onto off-white cover stock paper. Next, carefully tear out each photo-copied image, leaving about half an inch of white space around it. (The rough edges will give your finished product added interest.) Using our découpage technique, cover an entire Funkin with the images, overlapping their edges as you work.

(Funkins, from $19.99; pumpkinzone.com)

Photo Credit: Dana Gallagher

by on Oct. 26, 2013 at 1:36 PM
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MamaMandee
by on Oct. 26, 2013 at 1:38 PM

Decoupaged Pumpkins, Continued

GREEN SCENE (top left): We produced this pastoral idyll by photocopying toile fabric (Waverly's Rustic Life in sage, $39.99 per yard; joann.com). To re-create the effect, begin by painting a faux pumpkin (Funkins, from $19.99; pumpkinzone.com) with two coats of flat acrylic paint, in a shade that matches the background of your fabric; let dry. Meanwhile, photocopy the fabric in color, making enough copies to completely cover your Funkin and resizing the pattern if desired (we shrunk this one by 25 percent). Cut out individual scenes from the toile, leaving about a quarter inch of white space around each. Using our easy découpage technique, cover the entire Funkin.


STAR POWER (right): For this modern take on a classic quilt pattern, download our motif and print out in color. Determine how many stars you'll need to span the circumference of your Funkin and make color copies of the motif, resizing if necessary. Cut out and set aside. Paint the Funkin with two coats of flat white acrylic paint; let dry. Using our découpage technique, apply the stars in a band around the Funkin.


BABY BLOOMER (bottom center): Give even the smallest gourds a cultivated air by selecting a floral fabric with a petite pattern, which will disguise overlapping seams. Our pick: a Liberty of London cotton calico ($36.95 per yard; bandjfabrics.com). Photocopy the fabric in color, making enough copies to cover your Funkin. Measure the distance from the bottom center of the Funkin to the base of its stem. Cut the photocopies into strips of this length, each about one inch wide. Using our découpage technique, cover the entire Funkin with the strips, working from the base of the stem down and overlapping the paper slightly as you work.

goddess99
by on Oct. 26, 2013 at 1:54 PM
Interesting idea.
goddess99
by on Oct. 26, 2013 at 1:55 PM

I love the toile one. Beautiful.

lalasmama2007
by on Oct. 26, 2013 at 7:12 PM

Neat!

Madelaine
by Member on Oct. 26, 2013 at 11:05 PM

I love these!

sanj1213
by on Oct. 26, 2013 at 11:23 PM

That's pretty. 

krys1025
by on Oct. 26, 2013 at 11:34 PM

That's pretty cool

Linds2Horse
by Platinum Member on Oct. 26, 2013 at 11:58 PM
I like these!
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timon95
by on Oct. 27, 2013 at 12:01 AM

looks great

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by Member on Oct. 27, 2013 at 8:27 AM

this is interesting

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