Making your own decoupage pumpkins is easy! Let me show you how to use wooden pumpkins cutouts and scrap paper to decorate for the fall.
Decoupage Pumpkins are a great way to dress up your décor for the fall! You can use any paper you like and embellish them to fit your style. Today, I’m going to go over the basic steps I used to make my own set. Let’s begin with supplies!
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Supplies you’ll need to create decoupage pumpkins:
- Pair-O-Pumpkins Wooden Pumpkin Cutouts
- 2×4 Wood Block OR 2×6 Wood Block – I used a piece that was 4.5×3.5×1.5, but the 2×4 or 2×6 block from Twin Knobs would work too!
- Small Autumn Skies Oval
- Maple Leaf Set
- Tobacco Road Voodoo Gel by Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Temptress Voodoo Gel by Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Clear Coat Satin Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Colonial Mustard Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Paint Brush
- Scrap Paper
- Super Glue
Begin by tracing all of your cutout shapes onto the scrap paper pieces. You’ll need to trace the small pumpkin, large pumpkin and the block.
Once your shapes have been traced, cut them out.
Then, do a quick check to make sure they fit on your cutouts.
Here are my finished scrap paper shapes.
Next, use Tobacco Road Gel Stain to stain all of the edges of your pieces. I did this with a clean cloth.
Once the stain is dry, it’s time to decoupage! I used Dixie Belle’s Clear Coat Satin for this part of the project. To begin, add a layer of the Clear Coat to the area where you will be placing the scrap paper cutouts you just made.
Place the scrap paper onto the surface and let dry. Once the area is dry, use a piece of sand paper to remove any overlapping edges.
At this point, I measured for size and then used a paper cutter to create edge piece for the wood block.
Use the same process as outlined above to add the paper edges.
Apply a layer of Clear Coat satin and add the edge piece over top.
You’ll need to repeat this process for both pumpkin cutouts. Once the paper has been applied, set everything aside to dry.
Next, I decided to add some of the Tobacco Road Voodoo Gel to the round cutout embellishment. To do this I simply poured the gel stain onto the etched parts of the cutout and wiped it back.
You don’t have to do this step if you prefer a raw wood look.
Now it’s time to paint the leaves. I used the Voodoo Gel Stain in the color Temptress for this step.
Once the coat of Temptress had been applied, I used a bit of Dixie Belle Chalk Paint in the color Colonial Mustard to add some dimension to the leaves.
To do this, use your brush to add the Colonial Mustard onto the edges of the leaves and then mix the two colors together over the body of the leaves.
Once your pumpkins and block are dry, finish the decoupage process by applying a layer of Clear Coat over the paper you applied earlier.
Finally, use super glue to attach the leaves and round plaque cutout. You can also add other embellishments like a bow.
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