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October 03, 2010

Altered Pumpkin Tutorial

I love white pumpkins, don't you? Well, I ended up picking up three small ones the other day and decided to alter them to get our home into the October mood. So cute, don't you think?

altered pumpkins For the first altered pumpkin, I took strips of vintage wallpaper that I doused with Mod Podge front and back and adhered it to a segment of the pumpkin.

mod podge To make it really stick, you gotta get your fingers dirty and burnish the paper onto the pumpkin. (You can also take a sharp craft knife to cut off the excess.)

altered pumpkin tutorial Then I followed in like fashion with strips of sheet music.

altered pumpkin tutorial And then I added black polka dots by using the eraser of a pencil and black acrylic paint. (My favorite way of making polka dots.)

altered pumpkin tutorial For the second altered pumpkin, I trimmed and then adhered a kraft colored coffee filter to the bottom of the pumpkin with more Mod Podge.

mod podge tutorial Then I cut a strip of wallpaper with freeform scallops and adhered that onto the pumpkin.

altered pumpkin tutorial And then a bit of trim.

halloween craft tutorial And for the third altered pumpkin, I used circle paper punches to punch book text and adhered onto the pumpkin, followed by more black polka dots.

halloween craft So fun. So easy. Hope you have fun getting your home in the mood for all the goodness that this fall season holds.

altered pumpkin tutorial Happy crafting. :)


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tres cute!

very cute!

These absolutely rock Jenny!! I love them!! xo

Pretty! Such a cute idea! :)

love these!!! you always keep me creative*ly motivated!!!

I love white pumpkins; I bought a large one this year. I haven't seen the small ones~ I love your designs; I haven't decorated mine yet...

Thanks for the great ideas~

Cute idea, I especially like the dotty one.

Love, love, love these! I have a very large "accidental" pumpkin patch in my garden this year. I have lots of pumpkins to try this on!

sooooo adorable. the polka dot one is my favorite.
I love white pumpkins too!
Hugs, Gerri

so stinkin cute jenny!

Very cute and creative! Thanks for linking up!


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