While I love pumpkins, sometimes it's nice to have a different pattern to add some interest to your display. You can easily add any pattern you'd like by decoupaging your pumpkins! You're only limited by the tissue paper you can find!
First, you'll need:
- a pumpkin
- Mod Podge
- craft brush
- tissue paper
- paper plate or scrap wood, etc to sit your pumpkin on while decoupaging
I chose a purple and black tissue paper with the words BOO because my display is in those colors and I wanted a more monochromatic feel to the display. You could go the opposite way and have something that really stands out!
Next, rip your tissue paper into strips. They don't have to be perfect. Just rip them long enough to cover the pumpkin lengthwise.
Brush a thin layer of Mod Podge onto a section of pumpkin lengthwise and then press the strip of tissue onto the pumpkin. Spread it out as best as you can, but it's fine if you have wrinkles. After it's laid flat, brush more Mod Podge on top of the tissue paper. It will look like this. (If you've never used Mod Podge, don't panic. It goes on white, but dries clear!)
Because this pumpkin barely had any stem, I'm thinking I may add some curly black and purple pipe cleaners to the top.
This is a great activity for kids because it doesn't have to be perfect. Give them a brush and let them slap it on! There's no way they can mess it up!
Also, this is great decor for fall tailgating. Just cut tissue strips in alternating school colors!