Faux Pumpkins That Match Your Decor

4 Materials
1 Hour
Easy
Hello! While browsing Hometalk I saw a faux pumpkin decorated in blue and white which matched my kitchen decor made by Shannon@Bellebleuinteriors.com. I am not a fan of bright orange so I made one and love it! But today I made one in more traditional colors for fall and another for Christmas. So here's the original one that I made. But I made a demo of a glittery fall material that caught my eye for a gift!
This matches my decor far more than bright oranges and yellows.
Determine the length of 1 inch material strips you'll need to cover from the stem to the bottom . Cut your material at that length
Next I begin to apply the modge podge 1 section at a time. Then place the fabric over the glued area and apply more to the top of the fabric. It is important that the sides of the fabric are adhered well.
Continue this process with a slight overlap on the strips of fabric. I sometimes use a second applicator to absorbe any extra modgepodge and to flatten the fabric. You don't want to soak it.
Continue this all around the pumpkin. (you can also use a ball or a foam smooth ball ). It's important that the edges are glued well to each other and to the pumpkin.
Troubleshooting Tip: If you look at the pumpkin from the side and you see the gaps as shown here for you, go back with the applicator/modge podge and get some more under the lip of the material and smooth it out. OR
You may also notice as you go around the pumpkin that it doesn't look "even". When that happens I apply a strip to even it out. Then, I cut a piece to fill that gap.
Modge Podge it on as normal and keep going.
(Troubleshooting Tip) For your information this is what the botom looks like. Be cautious not to let the fabric overlap too much - or your pumkin won't sit flat.
The Final Look
I painted the stem gold , added some leaves and some copper wire that I curled. .
AND , I repeated the process generally , and made a tabletop size christmas ornament!
Suggested materials:
  • 1/2 yard of 100% cotton (Calico prints)   (ebay)
  • Modge Podge/ styro bowl
  • Sponge applicator
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