Decoupage a Blue and White Pumpkin

Decoupage a Pumpkin to Coordinate with Your Room or Decor


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

Decoupage a pumpkin to match your decor


You may remember the pattern I chose for my pumpkin was the floral fabric on this cute pillow.

Decoupage a pumpkin to match your decor


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.

Decoupage a pumpkin to match your decor


I chose a fabric pattern from the guest room this time.

Blue White Guest Room

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.

Blue and White Bedroom

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.

Blue and White Bedroom


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.

Decoupage a pumpkin to match your decor


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.

Decoupage a pumpkin to match your decor


The lighting in the guest room is always a bit tough for photographs since it’s on the north side of the house.

Decoupage a pumpkin to match your decor


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.

Decoupage a pumpkin to match your decor


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.

Decoupage a 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.

Decoupage a pumpkin to match your decor


You’ll find the full tutorial previously created showing how to découpage a pumpkin in this post: Country Living Inspired: Découpage a Pumpkin

Decoupage a Pumpkin to Match Your Decor or Room


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  1. Hi Susan! I've missed you as I've been gone on a trip for quite some time. Oh, I love your decoupaged pumpkins! Both of them. I love the blue and white one as it reminds me of the dish pattern Blue Willow. Your guest room has always been one of my favorites! 🙂
    Hope your doing well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  2. LOVE this, thanks for the excellent directions! I can't wait to try it!

  3. LOVE this, can't wait to try it. Thanks for the excellent directions!

  4. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says

    You did a fabulous job on this one, too, Susan! Funnily enough, I just posted about how horrible I think mine came out. I think I used pumpkins that were too small and had too deep of an indentation. That dictionary is wonderful! I have one myself. I'd love to see what you come up with for it.

  5. Esta de moda says

    I love this!!!
    I try it!!

  6. ℳartina @ Northern Nesting says

    Susan I LOVE IT!! Definitely going to try making one myself now:) Martina

  7. CalypsoInTheCountry says

    Susan – it looks amazing! I actually tried one a few weeks ago but my kids got involved…and you know how things go from there! But you have motivated me to try again because yours are beautiful!

  8. My goodness, that blue and white decoupaged pumpkin is sooooo classy!! I love it!

  9. Both pumpkins are darling, but I LOVE the blue and white one. Thanks for the tutorial and inspiration. Have a great weekend. It looks like we have rain coming.

  10. sabrymagic says

    Your job ….. I find it surprising
    is delicious!
    Have a nice weekend

  11. Janette@Janette's Sage says

    Cute, cute…thanks for sharing…my creative juices are flowing now

  12. Such pretty pumpkins! Just perfect for the entire autumn season! Love the patterns you have chosen.


    I have two porcelin blue and white lamps with that exact pattern just sitting in my garage! If you lived close I'd just give them to you. My mom got them in Hong Kong…they're really nice but I don't have a spot for them.

  14. Both of your decoupaged pumpkins are SWEET! The great thing is that they could be left out till Thanksgiving-unless you're itching to start Christmas decorating! 🙂
    The blue and white is GORGEOUS.Thanks for showing how you do it!

  15. Really beautiful – looks fantastic in your guest room!

  16. I don't think there's a way to attach a photo to your Facebook link. At least not one that I could figure out. Here's the blog address for a photo of my pumpkin. I used fall napkins leftover from last year to decopage my pumpkin. I like the way it turned out, wrinkles (texture!) and all.

    Country Living magazine hit a home run with this project.

  17. citicasita says

    I love blue and white combinations and have several plates and cobalt blue items. My favorite colors. This would be a great addition to my collection. I use red as an accent color and thinking of covering my small pumpkins in blue and white, also red toile fabric, along with red gingham. A country collage of pumpkins…inspired by you of course! I might do it for Christmas decor instead since it's so close and I need time. Great work!

  18. I just found your blog in the last couple of days. I am in love with it!!! I just stared at that first pumpkin and thought it was gorgeous. Pumpkin envy… I want it! C :

  19. ohiofarmgirl says

    It looks so great!!! Dianntha

  20. So pretty, Susan! I have one to do but haven't done it yet. I am planning on keeping it up through Thanksgiving though so I am not as late as I seem. 🙂 I have that Pictoral Webster's but I don't know if that is what I am doing or not. I do love your idea of photocopying fabric. I saved my pumpkin stems from last year. I am planning on cutting off the stem of the faux pumpkin and gluing on a real one. Thanks for your inspiration!

  21. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Candy, thanks! Welcome…so glad you are here visiting! 🙂

  22. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Barbara, that sounds like a great idea! Send me some pics when you do it. I would love to see it!

  23. Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads says

    Your blue and white pumpkin is tooooo cute! I love your idea of photocopying fabric. I'll have to remember this for next year because I've got to get started on a few Christmas projects that I have in mind.

  24. I'm obsessed with blue and white right now too. I just repainted my dining room walls blue and the crown molding is glossy white, it really looks good, looking forward to Christmas when I can decorate….thinking all silver in there!

  25. ❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ says

    So, so cute I can't stand it! I've GOT to find me some simple pumpkins to decoupage!!

  26. Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G says

    That is just TOO stinking cute!!! Love it! 🙂

  27. Cozy Little House says

    It's gorgeous! I got that issue of Country Living out of the mail box and oohed and aahed.

  28. Cute! I loved that cover on Country Living!

  29. Busy As Can Be says

    So pretty! YOu amaze me!

  30. How delightful! Crafty people are ahead of the game for decorating. Not only would I never think of doing something like this, but if I tried to do it, I can pretty be sure it would end up all kattiwampus and look more like a big ball of wrapping paper heading for the trash! Guaranteed!

  31. Sue (Someone's Mom) says

    Oh my goodness…I love them both! The blue one is really amazing. You did a fabulous job with these!!

  32. I love Blue and white too. I haven't made any pumpkins this year but maybe next year. I really enjoyed seeing yours.

  33. Just love your blue and white pumpkin!!! I also love that color combination and have a beautiful set of blue and white Currier and Ives dishes. They are my favorite. I just posted a picture of my first pumpkin on your Facebook page. It was so much fun to do that I went out yesterday and bought another one. I actually used a decorative pumpkin I found at Walmart. They are only $4.95 and it worked perfectly! Thank you, so much, for the wonderful tutorial. I want to fill the house with them!!!

  34. Susan, would you believe that your bedroom RL blue & white are the exact same pattern that I had in my former home that we sold before moving to FL? The buyers asked that the bedspread & shams remain, as they matched the drapes. Grrrrr! I hated to let that set go, but we wanted out of the ice & snow so badly, we agreed to all their demands.
    Now we're right back in it. LOL

    Your pumpkins are absolutely darling! I'm tempted to try one. Thanks for showing us how.


  35. Perfectly wicked, Susan! What a beautiful guest room – you're guests are sure to feel relaxed – even on Halloween! Haha

    Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to inspire us!

    Wishing you a magical weekend,

    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

  36. emmalina.lolly says

    that is so feakin cute!!

  37. Grace InAZ says

    What a terrific idea! I bet even I could do that! Thanks for sharing your creative ideas and your home with us! Hugs, GraceinAZ

  38. Violets Are Blue says

    Your pumpkin looks sweet! Love the banner on your blog too! Patty/BC

  39. Another totally fun idea, love it!

  40. What a wonderful idea! These look amazing – I don't think I would have gravitated toward this idea without seeing the pix, but they really are wonderful decorative elements!

    I"m impressed by your ingenuity (photocopying shams?!) and good work. Thanks for the ideas!

    I've been working on blue and white Thanksgiving tablescapes for my job at Saffron Marigold, and now I'm thinking about how a decoupage pumpkin could be incorporated. 🙂

  41. Tracy@GeneralSplendour says

    I was just reading that magazine today and wala – I saw gorgeous examples of it done by you – AWESOME!

    My room is done in the Ralph Lauren porcelain too and so I have a special affinity for the gorgeous blue pumpkin. Nice job! Happy Halloween!

  42. Hello Susan this is truly fantastic! I love the brilliant blue and white – perfect pattern. I adore anything written by Carolyne Roehm! She's fantastic!
    Your guest bedroom is amazing – you've truly inspired me!
    God Bless,

  43. Susan, love your guest bedroom! Noticed the hutch filled with blue & white dishes – beautiful. Do you collect flow blue?

  44. Hi Susan! Could you tell me anything about what kind of paper or printing you did at Office Depot? Your blue and white looks so crisp, certainly none of the colors ran when you applied the Mod Podge. If I copy you for a project I’m working on, I want to be sure I get that part right! Thank you!

    • I didn’t use any special paper at all, just walked in and asked the folks in their copy department to help me do it. So, it was whatever regular ole paper they normally have in their machines. It definitely didn’t run when I applied the Mod Podge. When you go to get copies made, Carrie…tell them what you’ll be doing. When it came out of the their copier, it wasn’t wet at all, perfectly dry. I guess they have some seriously good color printers. I would never have tried to do it at home on my pitiful old copier, plus it would have eaten through a color cartridge.

      • Thank you so much Susan! I clicked over to your previous tutorial on the green patterned pumpkin so that helped too. I was just coming back to say thanks for your help! I think you are right…the laser printers they have at Office Depot are WAY better than my little inkjet in the basement. 🙂 Thank you again!

  45. Hi again Susan! Would it be OK to mention your pumpkin and show a photo of it on my blog? Of course I’d link back to your blog and give you credit for it. Thank you in advance!

  46. Hi again Susan! Would you mind if I mentioned your gorgeous pumpkin on my blog, and featured a photo of it as well? Of course I would link back to your blog and give you credit for it. Let me know if you can, thank you! 🙂

  47. Hello Susan, always love your post. I Love Blue & whites. The Enchanted Home has completely turned me into a Blue and White girl. I have the same your same bedding. Thank you for always making me so happy and inspiring me to get busy. Happy Halloween Sandy

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