Two Alternative Pumpkin Decorating DIY's

October 21, 2014

Leaf Pumpkin DIY on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Leaf Pumpkin DIY on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

It's no secret that I love fall and that I love decorating. As much as I love a classic carved pumpkin, they are messy, they don't last, and don't work so well for indoor decor. I've got two great alternative pumpkin ideas to share with you! Fall Foliage Pumpkins and Gold Pumpkins. These are perfect for the whole fall season, and they work as wonderfully for Halloween as on a Thanksgiving table. Here are the step by step tutorials for both DIY's;

Fall Foliage and Leaf Pumpkin DIY;

Leaf Pumpkin DIY on juliettelaura.blogspot.com


Leaf Pumpkin DIY on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Leaf Pumpkin DIY on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Leaf Pumpkin DIY on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Leaf Pumpkin DIY on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Leaf Pumpkin DIY on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Leaf Pumpkin DIY on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Leaf Pumpkin DIY on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

What You'll Need;
Pumpkins
Leaves
(can be anything from colored foliage to green ferns)
Modge Podge (or other glue sealant)
Paintbrush

What To Do;
-Before you begin practice arranging your leaves on the pumpkin.
-One you have an idea modge podge the pumpkin where you want one leaf to go.
-Press the leaf down and modge podge over the leaf.
-It can be hard to get the leaves to lay flat, keep going over them with modge podge and a paintbrush until they mold to the pumpkin.
-Repeat until desired leaf coverage is reached!
-Let them dry and display!

Leaf Pumpkin DIY on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Leaf Pumpkin DIY on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Leaf Pumpkin DIY on juliettelaura.blogspot.com



Gold Pumpkin DIY;

gold pumpkin DIY on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

What You'll Need;
Pumpkins
Gourds (optional)
Flint Corn (optional)
Gold Spray Paint

What To Do;
-Outside or in a well ventilated space lay down newspaper or otherwise.
-Lay out the pumpkins and spray with the gold paint.
-Let dry.
-Flip over and repeat on the other side.
-Let dry and display!
-I made these last Thanksgiving, I think they would be fun to do in all different metallic shades!

gold pumpkin DIY on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

9 comments

  1. these are amazing! i recently bought a bunch of gourds and can't wait to decorate them with leaves now!

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  2. Okay. Those are officially stupid-cute!

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  3. these are such creative ways to spice up pumpkin decorating!

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  4. The white pumpkins with the green leaves are incredible. The leaves are so green & give the whole pumpkin a great pop. :] // itsCarmen.com ☼ ☯

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  5. These are beautiful! I especially love the white pumpkins with green leaves, and who can resist a bit of gold? I also did some pumpkin decorating recently, but glued pom poms to mine. :) xoxo

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  6. so adorable!

    xx nikki
    www.dream-in-neon.com

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