One Little White Pumpkin

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Do you remember the pumpkin that turned in to Cinderella’s BEAUTIFUL white carraige? Well I do. And a couple weeks ago when I stumbled across a pretty white pumpkin with the words “Happy Halloween” on it, I was instantly transported to a realm of up-scale, chic and modern whimsical Halloween decor. I was snapped out of it by the $70 price tag.

So, I set about making this. This is a dollar store pumpkin and some press on jewels. Let me show you how it’s done.

You will need:

  • Foam pumpkin
  • Scissors
  • Modge Podge
  • Paintbrush
  • White paint
  • Clear polyurethane spray
  • Tape
  • Inkjet Printer
  • 1 sheet of printer paper
  • Computer with a text editing program
  • Black Jewels
  • Craft Glue
  • White tissue Paper

How To Do It:

  1. Starting with the pumpkin, coat it in white paint. This may take more than one coat.
  2. While waiting for your pumpkin to dry, tape a square of the tissue paper on all sides to a sheet of printer paper.
  3. In your preferred text editor, type the words “Happy Halloween” in the font of your choice.
  4. Carefully insert the tissue paper taped to regular paper into the printer, so that the tissue paper will be printed on.
  5. Print the words. This might take a couple tries to get right. My tissue paper got caught a couple times, and I had to start over. (Warning: I am not responsible for any damage caused to your printer. However, my Husband works in IT and he says there is unlikely to be any problem besides a printer jam)
  6. Lightly spray the words with polyurethane spray. This will help prevent the words from smearing when you apply the Modge Podge. I sprayed it with 3 coats.
  7. Once both your pumpkins and your words are dry, remove the words from the regular paper and trim the excess tissue paper away.
  8. Spread a thin layer of Modge Podge where you would like the words to be on the pumpkin.
  9. Place the tissue paper words carefully on the pumpkin
  10. Modge Podge over the words and the rest of the pumpkin- let dry.
  11. Using craft glue, glue the jewels into a swirl design as you see fit.
  12. All done!
I can’t wait to put this out with my other Pumpkins! I hope that you enjoy!

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Kayla Domeyer

My name is Kayla and I am a Graphic Designer. That means that I love pretty things, and also that I like to make free printables! I'm so happy that you've stopped by to visit my blog, and I hope you will follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Pinterest or Instagram!! (Yeah, and I'm totally addicted to the internet).

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One thought on “One Little White Pumpkin

  1. I LOVE THIS! I am always looking for unique (glamed?) decor…(not the biggest fan of orange) This is perfect. Great job!

    -Jen

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