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Chevron Decoupage Pumpkins

Chevron Decoupage Pumpkins by NotSoIdleHands.com

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)

Chevron Decoupage Pumpkins by NotSoIdleHands.com

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.

Chevron Decoupage Pumpkins by NotSoIdleHands.com

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.

Chevron Decoupage Pumpkins by NotSoIdleHands.com

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.

Chevron Decoupage Pumpkins by NotSoIdleHands.com

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.

Chevron Decoupage Pumpkins by NotSoIdleHands.com

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!

Chevron Decoupage Pumpkins by NotSoIdleHands.com

I got about halfway done and let it dry, so I could do the other side without getting (more) decoupage on the floor.

Chevron Decoupage Pumpkins by NotSoIdleHands.com

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.

Chevron Decoupage Pumpkins by NotSoIdleHands.com

Here they are outside on my cute Providence bench I made a few months back.

Chevron Decoupage Pumpkins by NotSoIdleHands.com

Here they are next to the front door and the matching wreath.

I LOVE my Fall porch!!

Chevron Decoupage Pumpkins by NotSoIdleHands.com

Another photo…..

Now, just hope it stops raining here so we can play outside.

Have fun!

About Emily Mcdonald

Emily McDonald is the owner of Not So Idle Hands and lives in Colorado with her hot hubby and 3 cute daughters. When she's not battling ADHD, Fibro, or Migraines she loves to be downstairs playing with all her pretty crafty things making fun stuff. She also runs an awesome Etsy Shop by the same name where she gets to sell shiny supplies to make pretty stuff {check it out!}.

Comments

  1. Wow Emily, these pumpkins are soooo cute! I love this idea! And with all the different kind of fabric you could use, the possibilities are endless. Thanks for sharing!

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