Yep, you read that right. I decoupaged a pumpkin! OK, so no, it is not a "real" pumpkin. It is one of those craft pumpkins. Which is even better, cause this baby will last way past when all the Halloween candy has been eaten!
As I said, this was not completely my idea. I saw this on the cover of Country Living magazine. But I decided to take it hybrid and kick it up a few notches!
I used papers from a digital kit. Which was great, I could print out as many copies as I needed. I printed them onto cover card stock paper. I have an ink jet printer and this worked well for me. I let the papers dry thoroughly after printing.
I cut the papers into strip of varying sizes, between .5 inch and .75 inch wide. I decoupaged the papers on to the pumpkin. Working on half the pumpkin at a time and allowing it to dry. Once all the paper was adhered, I then sprinkled glitter as I added thin layers of the sealant. I also sprinkled some gold embossing powder and heated it up. Oh it's so pretty up close. Wanna peak?
The glittery stuff never shows up as well in my photos. I also took a part a Fall floral bunch and adhered them at the stem, placed a rhinestone flourish and added a few paper roses. This is definitely not a scary pumpkin! I was surprised that my guys actually like it! They usually go for the blood and guts Halloween decor.