The Crazy Pumpkin Lady is back, but this year I decoupaged them! (Well, I also tricked them out for Halloween!)
Fall hasn't started to dazzle us here yet, so we had to scrounge a bit to find some vibrant leaves. I thought leaves, a pumpkin and some ModPodge would be all that's needed.
I was wrong. The ModPodge wasn't strong enough to make the leaves adhere to the pumpkin. So I got serious and whipped out my hot-glue gun.
I just started layering leaves willy-nilly, then gave them a finishing coat of ModPodge. I don't know why. I guess to seal them, so they wouldn't dry up and fall apart everywhere? Yes! That's exactly why I did it.
The pumpkin is not so cute during the process. But hang with it, because once it dries it looks pretty cool!
Really bright and colorful, and all natural. You're still not sold? Wait until you see them on my front porch, then I'll have you!
While these pumpkins were drying (and I assumed they would end up a project: fail), I decided to try a slightly different approach. I cut leaves (using actual leaves as templates) out of a pretty sheet of linen craft paper that has gold, swirly accents.
The paper adhered to the pumpkin with just ModPodge (no hot-glue needed), and I sealed them with an additional two coats.
It's subtle and sparkly and pretty. Perfect, I think, for our Thanksgiving Centerpiece?!?
Do you think I've fallen off the craft-wagon...have I crossed the line and now one step away from crafting with empty toilet paper rolls? Oh pumpkins, why can't I quit you???