I was fortunate to visit Tatertots & Jello a few weeks ago and share my first Halloween Project of the Season with Jen’s fantastic readers…
If you missed it here it is again!
For this project you’ll need:
Old foam or plastic pumpkins, leftover fabric,
Mod Podge, brushes and regular Acrylic Craft Paint…
 
 
1st:
Remove the pumpkin stems..
 
2nd:
Cut a bunch of strips of fabric.
{the length will depend on the size of your pumpkins}
I cut the ends of mine in an arrow shape, it was a LOT easier to work with them this way…
 
3rd: Let the mess begin…
Apply an even coat of Mod Podge to the section of the pumpkin you are working on.
Start gluing the strips one by one on the surface of the pumpkin overlapping them until
you cover the entire area… After apply one more coat on top of your “fabric pumpkin” If you have never worked with Mod Podge before
DON’T PANIC… it will dry CLEAR.
 
…I decided to paint the stems in a butter cream color.
Don’t worry about doing this perfectly,  it looks better to let the old finish come through. I wasn’t joking when I said messy…
 
While some of the pumpkins dry I decided to paint the reminder of them the same
color as the stems…
 
 and I added some dark stain mixed with glaze to antique them a little bit…
 
4th:
After wiping off the excess stain with a damp cloth, it was
Time to HOT  glue the stems back!
 
I think… we are done! Are you ready to see them?
Here they are….
 
 a closer look…
 
If you ever wonder where the fabric came from…
allow me to show you the pillows that I made to go with the entire look..
I can’t wait for the end of the month to dress up my entire home…
I love Halloween!