Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Mod Podge Pumpkins

Good morning crafters!! Today I have another fun and messy-as promised :) -Halloween craft for you! Mod Podge Pumpkins! Aren't they cute?!

(did you miss the previous Halloween crafts posted? Check them all out here!)

I originally saw this idea from The 36th Avenue, but she did fall pumpkins-which I fully intend to do :) -and I wanted some for Halloween, so using her tutorial I got to work!

  • $ store pumpkins
  • Halloween/Fall/Leftover fabric
  • black acrylic paint
  • mod podge
First paint the stems black...unless you prefer that weird orangy green look. Cut several strips of fabric; I cut about 16 1" x 8" strips per pumpkin. It will lay better at the top if you cut one end of the strips in an arrow shape.

Apply a layer of mod podge under and over each strip of fabric as you lay it onto the pumpkin. TIP: Pull the fabric downward tightly (not like Hercules strength tightly, we're not trying to tear it...just stretch it) as you place it on the pumpkin starting at the stem and moving towards the underneath side. Stretching the fabric a little as you pull will keep it from bubbling up.

Continuing adding strips around the entire pumpkin by overlapping each piece of fabric enough that no orange is showing through.

And then make as many as you want!!

I like the finished look, but felt it needed a little somethin' somethin'. Not anything too heavy since I used patterned fabric. Tulle tied around into a bow was the perfect solution for me!

See how the fabric cut into arrows on the top looks when the pumpkins complete? It gives you nice, clean lines.

Did you notice the little pedestal underneath the pumpkins?! That easy craft will be up for you tomorrow! :)

This is another great project to do with a little bit older kids. My 4 year old loved painting the mod-podge onto the pumpkin and sticking the fabric to it!

Thanks for coming over today, you're the best!! Can't wait to see ya back here tomorrow and as always...have a sweetly lovely day my lovelies!!!

Linking up to these great parties as well as:

The DIY Show Off


Tonii said...

I LOVE THESE!! We will definitely be making thank you so much for sharing! I have to tell you, your blog is one of my aboslute favorites and always brings a smile to my face :)

Just Jaime said...

How fun! I have one of these but I don't know what to do with it. I love this idea!

Cheryl Nelson said...

These are SO CUTE! LOVE the fabric you chose!

Karen said...

THey are so cute! I have been wanting to try this. I also love the fabric you used!

Mandy said...

These are so cute! Love the colors/fabric you used. I'm a new follower. Followed you over from Someday Crafts. Can't wait to see what your next project will be.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Really cute--looks like it may be easier with fabric than paper

Connie @ Salvage Savvy said...

These are just adorable and so much fun :) I found you @ Crafty Scrappy Happy's link party!

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

Great pumpkins! I hope you'll link this post up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party.

Jessica :) said...

Very cute! I really love the trick or treat one! And I'm very excited to see how you made the pedestal. I love it, too!

(PS - I'm hosting a giveaway on my blog for some free digital scrapbooking software. Come check it out at

Thanks for sharing all your fun ideas! I always look forward to your daily posts!

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

These look so fabulous! I love the colors and patterns that you chose, and how you displayed them on the candle sticks :-)

Vanessa said...

Hi, Sweet Loves

I found your blog through Between U & Me link party. I love your blog and enjoyed looking around. Would love for you to stop by

Have a great weekend.

Mod Podge Amy said...

So cute! And totally worth the mess, don't you think? :D

Simply Sammie said...

I have a ton of these dollar store pumpkins sitting in my craft room. Never thought of covering them in fabric!

1001 Things I Love said...

so, so cute. i'm going to try and make some this weekend.

Maggie @ Midwestern {Sewing} Girl said...

Hey Angela, girl! Just wanted to let you know that I'm featuring these mod-podged pumpkins on my blog today! Yay! Truthfully, I could have featured every single project you linked up...they are all amazing!!!! And that pillow, girl...spectacular. You are awesome. Thank you so so much for linking up to my Everything Halloween party!

Michelle said...

That trick or treat fabric is perfection! i have those same pumpkins and covered one in houndstooth duck tape. I may have to do the others inn fabric! Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

Kalyn Ernest said...

I love this idea!! Can't wait to try it this week. Thank you so much for the idea!

Kirsten @ Mushki Loves said...

I LOVE the fabric you chose! They turned out so adorable!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

These are adorable! The tulle was a great touch, and I love the pedestals!

Michelle Johnnie said...

Your pumpkins turned out adorable. I featured them tonight at Grab my "Featured' button.

Ty and Whitty said...

What a fun idea. I am pinning this to do for next year. Thank you so much sharing and for linking up to our party Show and Share this week! Come on back this Wednesday to link up your current projects.

A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW


Love the fabric you used, I did the same thing the other day with scrapbook paper, check out my blog to see. TFS

Angie said...

I love the Dollar Tree pumpkins. So many things you can do with them. Great job, SO CUTE!

Alisa and Sky said...

LOVE these so much!! Totally going to have to make some! You are awesome!

Kelli said...

Oh my gosh these are adorable ideas!! I love them. I would LOVE for you to stop over and link these and anything Halloween in my Halloween link up! I'd love to have you!

Thanks for sharing, Kelli

Jen said...

Love your pumpkins! I have never worked with mod podge before but the possibilities seems endless with it :) Thank you for your tutorial!

Marie said...

I love these! I'm featuring you on my blog so come grab a button!


Kristine @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

You are killing me right now with the cuteness of these! Pinning it :))) Thanks for sharing!! Love everything about them!

Courtney McAulay said...

Hi! Thanks for linking up to the Crazy Cute Link Party at Between U & Me last week! I just wanted to let you know I featured you today on today's linky party! Stop by and grab a button! ;)

Amy said...

Fun, fun, fun! Man, is there anything you can't do with Mod Podge? That stuff is fabulous. Thanks for sharing at OAM!

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Laura Prascher said...

This is adorable! Just wanted to let you know that I linked to this post in my roundup of no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas. Thanks for sharing!!