Blue and White DIY Pumpkins

As you probably know if you’ve visited before, I decorated with blue and white for the first time this summer and fell in love! When it came time to switch things up for fall, I just wasn’t ready to say goodbye to it.  Keeping some of the blue, I added in some muted orange accents for a unique fall look and I’m so pleased with the results. Since blue and white pumpkins are not that easy to find in store, I decided to make my own!  Decoupage pumpkins are not a new idea by any means, but since it was new to me, I thought I’d share it with you.  All you need is a few supplies to make these Blue and White DIY Pumpkins that will be a lovely and custom addition to your fall home! Some of my friends are also sharing their pumpkin ideas today too so be sure to check them all out at the end of the post.

Materials needed for Blue and White DIY Pumpkins:

  • White or cream faux pumpkins (from dollar or craft store)
  • Blue and white french country or chinoiserie paper napkins
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam or brush applicator
  • Scissors

The first step is to cut your napkin keeping the corner intact, cut in a circular shape big enough to cover 3/4 of the size of your pumpkin.  You can use cocktail or dinner napkins like I did, however for this project I would suggest the cocktail size with less leftover.

The next step is to cover 3/4 of your pumpkin lightly with Mod Podge.

You can either remove the stem (most of them pop right out) or just lift it out slightly, cut a slit down one side of the circle and slide it in place.  Gently pat it down so the napkin sticks to the pumpkin and then cover entirely with another layer of Mod Podge. Be gentle and take your time, the napkin is delicate and will tear easily. If it tears, don’t worry! Just cut a new piece of napkin and glue it in place.  You won’t even notice once it’s dry.

When you get to the bottom, cut a separate piece or two of napkin and apply and cover with Mod Podge.  Leave to dry for several hours or overnight on wax paper.

That’s it, your done! Display your pumpkins in a wooden bowl, on a mantel or console table or use for place settings on your fall table.

What I love about these pumpkins is that they can be customized to whatever colour palette and theme you are doing for fall.  It works especially well if you are working with colours or patterns that aren’t traditionally considered fall decor.  Have you decoupaged pumpkins before?  I’d love to hear about your experience. Thanks for joining me today and now I hope you’ll check out the amazing pumpkin ideas below!

 

Painted Mask Pumpkins || Finding Lovely

Ghost Painted Pumpkins For Kids || Happy Happy Nester

No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas || My Sweet Savannah

Heirloom Pumpkin Candle Holders || Modern Glam

Cozy Pumpkin Pillows || Inspiration For Moms

DIY Pumpkin Candle Holders || Zevy Joy

 

How to Make Easy DIY Floral Pumpkin Vase || The Design Twins

DIY Boho Chic Pumpkin Decor from Dollar Store Pumpkins || The DIY Mommy

Light Up Pumpkin Farmhouse Wreath || Tatertots & Jello

DIY Faux Clay Pumpkins || The Happy Housie

Easy Fall Cinderella Pumpkin Crafts // My 100 Year Old Home

How To Make Pumpkin Planters || Most Lovely Things

Blue and White DIY Pumpkins || Life Is Better At Home

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