Decoupage Fabric Pumpkin How To


An Easy Decoupage Fabric Pumpkin How To Tutorial


Decorating for Halloween is always a blast!  Making your own Halloween decorations is a great way to add your own style and personality to fit your decor. Today we are sharing a decoupage fabric pumpkin tutorial.  All of the supplies for this project can be purchased at your local craft store like Joann or Michaels. Also check the Target Dollar Spot and Dollar tree for inexpensive foam pumpkins.


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We used fabric remnants for this project to save money. Don’t forget to check your craft stash as well. First, prepare your materials. Measure the distance from the top and bottom core of the pumpkin and cut approximately 1-2 inch thick strips.  For this pumpkin, my strips were 9” long.

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Next, it is easiest to cut both ends into a point as shown. This will make it cleaner looking at the top and bottom of your pumpkin. 

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You can use any type of Mod Podge you prefer, for example, glitter, glossy or matte.

Generously apply Mod Podge directly onto the pumpkin, lay down a fabric strip, and then generously apply a second top layer of Mod Podge.  Using your paint brush, smooth out your fabric against the pumpkin.  Apply more Mod Podge as needed.

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Continue adding each strip until your pumpkin is covered.  Allow the pumpkin to dry completely. Use a plastic plate or cooling rack to set your pumpkin on while it dries. 

Pro Tip: Place any metal or plastic cookie cutter on top of a paper plate and then set the wet pumpkin on top. This will help so that the pumpkin does not get stuck to your work surface.

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Once the pumpkin is dry, paint the stem in the desired color to match your fabric. Any acrylic craft paint works well.

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Here are a couple after photos. Add some bones, antique books, and rhinestone skulls to help spook up the space.


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More DIY Pumpkin Projects:

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  1. What a great idea, Dinah! I love the whole vignette!
    Thank you for sharing this week at Brag About It link party on VMG206 (Mondays at Midnight). I plan to feature you next week!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  2. Hi Dinah…….Love your Decoupage Pumpkin idea. So pretty. Thanks for sharing at INSPIRE ME MONDAY link party. I am pinning and will be featuring your Decoupage Fabric Pumpkin at INSPIRE ME MONDAY’S link party. I hope you come by and share again.

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