I started out buying this bunch of white pumpkins with the intention of painting them chevron for the front porch, but as you can clearly see…that didn’t end up happening. I was sitting here looking at the extra chevron fabric I had leftover from my adorable front door wreath, and it hit me! I had to decoupage those pumpkins with it….just had to!
Here’s how it went (typical decoupaging, but in case you’ve never done fabric on a rounded surface)
Start with decoupage and strips of fabric – I cut mine 2 1/2 inches wide for this size and 1 1/2 for the smaller one. Then, measure from the stem to the middle of the bottom to see how long they need to be.
I tried wetting my strips to make them easier to stretch, but that did not work and simply made them not stick well to the pumpkin…so that’s why I put a big “X” over the pic, cuz I had already taken the photo and didn’t want to take it again.
I cut the bottoms of each strip in a point and the tops in a slight “U” to make it easier for them to wrap around the stem.
Apply the decoupage to the surface with a brush. Go 1 section at a time so it won’t dry out. Don’t forget to cover the surface you are working over….I dripped 4 times before I stopped being lazy and got up to get something Hee hee.
Lay down the strip and give it a few tugs to pull out the wrinkles. Also smooth it down with your fingers at the edges.
Then, use your brush to apply more on top to seal it and smooth out the wrinkles further. I still had to tug a few out with my fingers as I went…don’t worry about getting your fingers messy, that’s half the fun!
I got about halfway done and let it dry, so I could do the other side without getting (more) decoupage on the floor.
Finish up the other side, and then you’re done! Way cute! If you will be putting this outside, you can spray it with clear protective spray or brush with “outdoor” Mod Podge.
Here they are outside on my cute Providence bench I made a few months back.
Here they are next to the front door and the matching wreath.
I LOVE my Fall porch!!
Now, just hope it stops raining here so we can play outside.