For this month’s Crafty De-stash Challenge, I dug into my bin full of Fall craft supplies. I found a cute paper mache pumpkin I think I got at Joann’s maybe last, not sure. And since I’ve been making some new decorations this year for my Think Pink Autumn Decorations, so I thought making this Tissue Paper Decoupage Pumpkin in a matching pink and gold would work perfectly. I also had gold tissue paper and some chunky pink glitter already in my stash, so this craft cost me $0.00, well, at least this year anyway. Shhh…we don’t need to dwell on that. Let’s see how simple this was to make.
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Tissue Paper Decoupage Pumpkin
- Paper Mache Pumpkin
- Gold Paint
- Mod Podge
- Sheet Gold Tissue Paper
- Pink Chunky Glitter
Tissue Paper Decoupage Pumpkin Steps
1: Paint the pumpkin with one thin coat of the gold paint. Let the paint dry completely.
2: While the paint is drying, cut one sheet of the gold tissue paper into 1″ by 10″ strips.
3: Swipe a line of Mod Podge onto the painted pumpkin vertically and then lay a strip of the tissue paper down on to it. Gently smooth it out with more Mod Podge on the paintbrush. Repeat Step 3 with the other strips until the pumpkin is covered.
4: Randomly (or not) swipe more Mod Podge onto the top area of the pumpkin, around the stem. Sprinkle the chunky pink glitter onto the fresh Mod Podge. Let everything dry completely.
5: Apply an extra layer of Mod Podge or spray a sealer over the glitter. Let that dry.
That’s it! I hadn’t used Mod Podge in quite a while and I missed that weird smell. Am I the only one who likes how it smells? The paper was pretty easy to work with, so I may try using it again, but not in metallic. For this Tissue Paper Decoupage Pumpkin, the gold kind of lost its luster a bit and took on a slight green hue, even though I painted a gold layer first. I just lightly brushed over it with that same gold paint once it was dried, just to give it the right sheen. So if you were to try this project, what colors of tissue paper would you use from your stash?
And if you’d love to see pages and pages of other amazing pumpkin project ideas, you have to grab some of the ideas over at Favecrafts!
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Hi, I’m Marie. I’ve been obsessed with crafting for most of my life. I love to experiment with new crafting techniques as well as making the classics. Over the years and after three kids involved in various activities, I discovered my other passion, event planning. I love making my own decorations and styling rooms for parties. I’m at my happiest when I can combine crafts and party styling. It’s so much fun!