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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

September 23, 2009

Decoupage Your Pumpkin Baby!

Welcome, it is a beautiful hot day here in S. California (104 degrees). But in my heart I am dreaming of a cooler...crisp fall day...where the leaves are changing....the smell of apple pie cooking in the oven...peaceful music playing in the background.
This project is ultra easy....messy ....but easy. I worked by my kitchen sink because it was easier.
I used:
a pumpkin from Michael's last year when they went on sale....
Matte Modge Podge
and various strips of Halloween and regular scrapbook paper in
Blacks
Oranges/Rust
Cream/White

I cut the scrap paper in strips of paper and then tore them into thirds. I tried the long strips of paper...but it was easier working with shorter strips.
I brushed on Modge Podge in long strips and applied the paper.

Yes it's messy....

For the most part I loved how it turned out....I might do things a little different next time....I'd like to try and do a patchwork pumpkin....with square designs...


I topped off the pumpkin with a sheer black wired ribbon
Today I participated in DIY with Kimba!@http://asoftplacetoland-kimba.blogspot.com/
Blessings,
Debbie

11 comments:

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Now...how cute is that???????? Great idea!!!

Anne said...

That looks GREAT!

Blondie's Journal said...

Debbie, This looks so cute!! You come up with the greatest ideas. I'll be trying this!

xoxo
Jane

Darlene said...

Hi Debbie,

That turned out so cute!!! I am wishing for cooler, crisper weather for you. We usually have that hot weather but it has been WONDERFUL and cool here! We have had to wear light jackets in the morning and at night!!

Unknown said...

Great idea!! I see those pumpkins at thrift stores all the time. I'm going to pick one up :)

Blessings!
Gail

Unknown said...

Well, isn't that just the cutest thing EVER! Love your decorations for fall! Happy Fall Ya'll from Houston

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Super, super cute! :) Hope cooler temps are on your way! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Embellished Bayou said...

This turned out so cute! There are so many great ideas for those little pumpkins.

blushing rose said...

What an awesome idea!! I may let the kids try this, what fun that would be.
TY for sharing. Have a beautiful weekend. TTFN ~Marydon

Anonymous said...

What a clever idea! I love getting sticky with ModPodge so I may have to try making one. A good project for my grandchildren too.

Hugs,
Gretchen

Unknown said...

I really like your pumpkin baby! So fun.