In this video, we are going to learn how to make decoupage fall décor using an artificial pumpkin.
When I was a kid in school, I remember doing this technique in art.
I don’t see it being done very much lately, especially not the way we did it back then.
We had a picture or poem typed out, glued it to a piece of wood, and painted the whole thing with many coats of some kind of lacquer or varnish.
Whatever it was, it dried clear and created a protective covering on the design.
What Meg from HGTV Handmade does here with the faux pumpkins is a lot brighter and more colorful decoupaging.
This video is less than 3 minutes long.
That’s how easy it is.
1.) When you buy your supplies, keep in mind if you want the paint for the stem to match the patterned paper. I guess this is the hardest part—deciding on the pattern paper and paint for the stem. So many choices. 🙂
2.) Use painter’s tape to tape around the bottom of the stem. Paint the stem. If you think you need another coat of paint, then apply it again.
3.) Cut your designs out of your pattern paper. Cut them as big or small as you want. Make sure to cut enough to cover your pumpkin as much as YOU want it covered.
4.) Using the paint sponge, apply the matte decoupage to the back side of one of your cutouts and press on the pumpkin. Make sure to press it down into the crevices, like she shows in the video. Repeat using your design cutouts.
5.) Again, using the paint sponge, apply the matte decoupage on top of the design. A little glue around the designs is needed to help seal the cutout. Any excess can be wiped off while it is still wet.
6.) Let it dry! Okay, this isn’t really a step.
Didn’t they turn out to be such beautiful and sophisticated pieces of décor for the fall?
Use these year after year.
I’m thinking witches and goblins-patterned paper would make awesome pumpkins for Halloween.
However, the fall décor pumpkins can be displayed a lot longer than the Halloween ones.
Oh well, just do both kinds. 🙂