Monday, September 24, 2012

Decoupaged Pumpkins

Hello! Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Mine was GREAT! I walked, biked and sat and basked in the Fall weather. I cannot tell you how happy this weather makes me, I have a spring in my step and a smile on face.

 I also baked several tasty pumpkin desserts which I will show you tomorrow and made these decoupaged pumpkins. 

I had seen something similar to this last year in Country Living Magazine last year and was inspired to try it. 

Inspiration from Image Country Living

Inspiration from Country Living Magazine
I copied some images, dyed them in black tea and then got to work glueing the strips of paper to my paper mache pumpkin. 

Still Drying

I think they turned out pretty good. Obviously not very "Halloween like" but they suit my office decor fine. 

What did you do this weekend? Was it beautiful in your area? Are you feeling Fall?

I would love to hear all about your adventures!

In the meantime, I hope that you have a great week!

If you are looking for some Fall inspiration there are great things on 


  1. WOW!!!!! These are so GORGEOUS!! If you were closer I would see if I could hire you to make me some, I could see you going into business, they look amazing and I love the idea of being able to use pumpkins to match your decor. WELL DONE ELIZABETH!

  2. Oh DEAREST, THESE ARE WONDERFUL!!!!! What a great idea....too bad I didn't think of this!!!

    MUCH LOVE, Anita

  3. Good Afternoon Elizabeth, What a great idea. I love the fact that you can co-ordinate with your decor. Enjoy your day. Best Wishes Daphne

  4. I love your pumpkins! If I get time today I'm so going to try this out since we have plenty of pumpkins in our field. You already know my weekend, glad to read you had a good one too!

    Enjoy your day!

  5. Yes my precious friend, it is our dear Irina!!!

    Oh if you knew her in person.....

    Thank you so much for coming to visit. I just adore YOU! And those pumpkins....WHAT JOY!!!!!!!! LOVE TO YOU! Aren't cha lovin' this season??? I just had some of your cocoa.....LOVIN' IT! Anita

  6. These pumpkins are just fabulous. I love them all but the toile is gorgeous. Simply perfection.


  7. Elizabeth these pumpkins are so fun! The possibilities are endless!

    2012 Artist Series

  8. Hello Elizabeth:
    What an imaginative idea! They may not be very 'spooky' but, in our book, that makes these pumpkins all the more desirable. The toile suits the decoupage technique particularly well we feel and now you have us wondering what else we could subject to this treatment!!

    Thank you so much for the kind and generous comment which you left on our blog and to which we have made reply. We have signed ourselves as followers as we seem to have lost touch with your posts and we hope we can entice you to do the same one day.

    Hoping that you continue to enjoy the season!

  9. Your pumpkins look gorgeous & that toile one is divine!

  10. Elizabeth, they look fabulous! Enjoy.

  11. I remember this issue, dear friend! They were on the cover, and I thought...why I didn't I think of that?? :))
    You did a fantastic job, Elizabeth! I LOVE the black and cream you chose...
    Enjoy the season, my dear!
    I am basking in it too ;)
    Big hugs,
    - Irina

  12. very cute, i want to make some now!

  13. What a fabulous idea and they turned out so cute :)

  14. Now, I'm thinking there's a trip to Hobby Lobby for ModPodge soon;although, I've never used it. Your work looks wonderful. I'm visiting you from "At The Picket Fence" and hope you find me directly below your link. Helen

  15. I love your pumpkins. They turned out great. I want to try this. I've done other things with pumpkins, but no mod podge yet.

  16. did thid last yr. gonna do again.... i loved it.

  17. Thanks so much for sharing these decoupaged pumpkins on Simple & Sweet Fridays. I think each one is so cute. Love them all!


  18. These are so pretty! I prefer the non-Halloween pumpkins; so yours are right up my alley. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from A Stroll Thru Life. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  19. Ooooh, I love the whole vintage creative! I would love to have you stop by 'Or so she says...' and share your great ideas at the Saturday link party (runs until Tuesday night...tonight!) I hope to see you there!

  20. That is very pretty! Thanks for joining HSH!

  21. Elizabeth, Congrats! You've been featured for your beautiful decoupaged pumpkins on SImple & Sweet Fridays. I love all the paper you used and how each one is sooo cute!
    Don't forget to grab a button and have a wonderful weekend!


  22. I have never seen a pumpkin this fancy. You did super job.

  23. Did you see the pumpkins on Link #60, Robin from CA (Beverly's Pink Saturday)? That one is certainly Cinderella's coach. Anyway, yours look great! Great idea! It's cooler temps and some very needed rain here. There are always bouts of hot or overly hot days in Central Texas - and the drought had dried up so much that the rain just made everything happy. All good. Happy Pink Saturday!

  24. How fabulous! Happy pink Saturday!

    Your comment at my PINK Post is always appreciated.

  25. These are so cute. I've been seeing the black and white pumpkins everywhere. Went to a local Flea Market today and they had black and white pumpkins for sale. I love yours they look great on the candle holder.

  26. love that green one.....
    thanks for how to's.


    PS love the black and white short fat ones too. =)

  27. Love your decoupaged gorgeous and beautifully dressed! TFS. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at
    Hugs, Gayle.

  28. Oh my these are adorable....



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