Decoupage Floral Pumpkins

4 Materials
30 Minutes

These decoupage floral pumpkins are surprisingly easy to make and are so cute! Decoupage is like the most basic of crafting projects, but I love a classic technique. It’s fool-proof and you know it’ll work. You’re safe with Mod Podge! Let me show you how to make these fun pumpkins.

Supplies Needed For Floral Pumpkins
  • Plastic Pumpkins
  • Mod Podge – high gloass
  • Sponge brush
  • Tissue paper, paper napkins, magazine images – anything that has a pattern you’d want to put on your pumpkin. I used tissue paper, paper napkins, and a page from a magazine for mine.
  • Scissors
  • Optional – Vinyl in a dalmatian pattern.

Step 1

Make sure your pumpkin/gourd is clean and dry. If you’ve just peeled-off a sticker, clean the gunk off, it will make your life easier.

Step 2.

Cut-out your flowers! This takes time, a relative amount of precision, and is usually best done while listening or watching something. 

Step 3.

Apply your florals! My application process is pretty simple and ensures they stick without too much wrinkling.

I apply Mod Podge to the surface first, then the image, and then I coat the image in Mod Podge again.

Step 4.

When going over large creases in the pumpkin, I apply a line of Mod Podge down the crease (my centrefold) and then spread it down from there. Repeat until your pumpkin is sufficiently covered! 

Step 5

Let it dry! Mod Podge doesn’t take forever to dry, so you’re in luck. If you applied it in great big heaving gobs, you might have to wait a while though.

Step 6.

Enjoy! You’ve just created seasonal decor that isn’t orange! Hooray! The nice thing about using tissue paper and paper napkins, is that any white paper dries clear!

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