A couple of weeks ago I posted about these wonderful découpaged pumpkins I found in the October issue of Country Living.
That previous post contained a detailed tutorial I created showing how you could découpage a “craft” pumpkin. You find the full tutorial in this post: Country Living Inspired: Découpage a Pumpkin
You may remember the pattern I chose for my pumpkin was the floral fabric on this cute pillow.
Here’s how it looked when finished. I had so much fun with this one, I really wanted to découpage at least one more pumpkin before Halloween was all gone for another year.
I chose a fabric pattern from the guest room this time.
Can you guess which one? I am slightly obsessed with blue and white. It’s just such a crisp, sharp combination. I love the book, A Passion for Blue and White by Carolyne Roehm. Do you love blue and white decor, too? It seems to be a color combination that never goes out of style–a classic color scheme.
For my pumpkin this time, I decided on this Ralph Lauren fabric pattern called, Porcelain. It’s the fabric found in the pillow shams on the guest bed.
I drove back over to the same Office Depot and ran off some copies of one of the shams. Again, I only used around 6-8 sheets.
Next, I painted the orange craft pumpkin, white. I didn’t want to take any chances on that bright orange showing through the white sections of the paper. It took two coats of white acrylic paint to cover it fairly well. I used the same white paint I previously used when I made a patriotic flag for the porch, HERE.
The lighting in the guest room is always a bit tough for photographs since it’s on the north side of the house.
So, I took Mrs. Pumpkin out on the porch for a few natural-light photos. You can really see the true colors out here on the porch.
I really love how it turned out. The central design that appears several times on the shams is visible in this photo. It depicts two exotic-looking birdies up in a tree. I put that pattern on the front and back side of my pumpkin.
Then I just filled in the rest of the pumpkin with the other parts of the design. This pumpkin definitely took longer than the one I posted about before. It was tricky matching up this intricate pattern–kind of like putting together one of those puzzles where all the pieces look the same.
You’ll find the previous tutorial post showing how to découpage a craft pumpkin here: Decoupage a Pumpkin to Coordinate with Your Decor. It’s really easy. Just don’t rush–take your time.
Have you découpaged any pumpkins this year?