DIY: How To Découpage Pumpkins

This year, for our annual pumpkin decorating day at the bloom office, we wanted to try a little something different. We looked into Découpage and just needed to try it! Découpage is the art of decorating an object by gluing colored paper cutouts onto it in combination with special paint effects, gold leaf and other decorative elements. We documented our Découpage Pumpkin process so you can try it too! 

Step 1: Collect Your Supplies

  • Pumpkins (We choose to get small white and orange pumpkins)
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Leaves
  • Mod Podge
  • Water
  • Glitter and Metal Leaf (optional) 

Step 2: Paint Your Pumpkin

This is an optional step. We had some people paint their pumpkin white first but some choose to keep the pumpkin natural. If you do choose to paint your pumpkin, make sure your base dries first before you start with the Mod Podge!

Step 3: Wet Your Leaves

We found that wet leaves work best! If you collect your leaves from outside after a rainy day, they may already be wet enough but if not, grab a cup of water and give your leaves a little dunk. After our trial and error, we promise this is the best practice! 

Step 4: Apply Mod Podge and Leaves

You'll want to apply a good amount of Mod Podge directly on your pumpkin and apply it to the leaves you're sticking on. You also may want to hold down your leaves for a few seconds after you stick them on. Get creative with your leaf pattern and feel free to do multiple layers of leaves as well!  

Step 5: Add Glitter and Gold Leaf! 

This is also an optional step but adding some additional glitter and gold leaf can give your pumpkin a little extra glow! 

Step 6: Let them Dry

And just like that, you're done! We hope this was a fun craft and that our step by step guide made it easy! 


the bloom team 

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