Funky Decoupaged Pumpkins

September 23, 2011 |  by  |  Blog, DIY, Fall

Fall is here and with it all the beautiful pumpkins in all kinds of shapes and colors! I have to say though, that orange is definitely not my favorite color, and it also doesn’t really go with any of my decor in my house. So I went on a quest for white pumpkins. They do exist…just not in my city, lol. So I ask my lovely Facebook followers:

Since I don’t have minions to find them for me and I didn’t grow them either, I decided to just spray paint them.

I tried two different spray paints. One was oil-based (pictured), the other one acrylic . I liked the acrylic one better, the oil-based one took almost a day to fully dry.

1. Paint your pumpkin and let dry.

2. Cut out the shape you like from the napkin. My napkin had 3 layers, I only took the one, that had the print on it.

3. Brush a layer of mod podge on the pumpkin.

4. Press the napkin on to the pumpkin and seal with another layer of mod podge.

5. Sprinkle a little glitter here and there.

6. Let dry.

*Optional: Spray with sealer.

More awesome pumpkin ideas (out of the ordinary):

Bright & Beachy Painted….

Doily stenciled

Lantern Pumpkins

Podged Pumpkins

Wedding pumpkins… (my fav)


Rick Rack pumpkins

I’ll be heading out now, because my friend Ang is hosting a ‘Ladies Studio Night’! It’s all about creativity, art and good friends. Really looking forward to it!

Have a great weekend,



//xoxo, Sibylle//

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  1. These look wonderful!
    Pieces of Sunshine recently blogged..Morning and Evening

  2. love your idea, i too don’t want org, and subtle works best for me. beautiful, can’t wait to try some myself~ as always your pics are superb~

  3. These are just beautiful! I really have to do this ASAP!

  4. These are just beautiful
    Lisa recently blogged..Pancakes Please

  5. I LOVE them! Who would have thought that pumpkins can turn into pieces of art. You’re such a creative talent!
    Nina-Living In recently blogged..By Nord’s Hanne Berzant’s home

  6. Very beautiful. Wonderful idea. Greetings Mariana.
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  7. Super cute idea! :)
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  8. These are so beautiful! I’ll have to try them this year. Thank you for the inspiration!
    Steph @ BirdHouse recently blogged..Adventures in rug painting

  9. Just lovely — I use the napkins to make cards — never thought of doing the same technique on the pumpkins! Love what you did!

  10. SUCH a great idea!!!!
    I’ll DEFINITELY be making some of these!!!
    Thanks for partying with us!

    Layla :-D
    Layla recently blogged..Ideas For Fall

  11. Gorgeous! Love this idea:)
    Victoria recently blogged..reason to celebrate | party dress platter

  12. Wow! What a great idea using pumpkins as your canvas. Love the materials you selected.
    Shauna@Satori Design for Living recently blogged..Choosing Paint Colors with Confidence

  13. Great Idea! Simply Beautiful.

  14. Great Idea. Simply Beautiful!
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  15. A reader just sent me your link, as she knows how much I love to decoupage. These are works of art! I love them!
    Brenda Kula recently blogged..Cheap Fall Decorating: Day Two

  16. Hi…

    Oooh…sooo very pretty! Love, love, LOVE your decoupaged pumpkins! What a great idea…especially if orange doesn’t work with your color palette! Thank you for sharing your autumn pretties with us and for taking the time to do that great tutorial!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  17. These are fabulous! I would love it if you would link them up to my party that started today.

    I’m a new follower – loved the wedding pumpkin link!
    Can’t wait to see what project you do next.

  18. That’s so pretty!! Amazing work!!
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  19. thanks for all the nice feedback! You girls rock!!
    Unfortunately one of the pumpkins fell and exploded on the floor, lol. Now I have to make another one I guess;-)

  20. awesome and so unusual !

  21. I love these pumpkins. It’s amazing how they turned into such pieces of art. It really puts a contemporary twist on them. Might have to give this a try.
    Krystle @ ColorTransformedFamily recently blogged..Fall Mantel, White Pumpkins

  22. I LOVE THESE!! SUch a cool and different idea! I would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party!

  23. here is my boring pumpkin in comparison with yours !
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  24. These are some of the prettiest pumpkins I’ve seen so far!
    Sandy Brown recently blogged..Chantel’s Bedroom

  25. These pumpkins are just gorgeous! I adore them…I know they are not overly “Halloween-ish” but I would love if you would link them up to my Everything Halloween party starting Sunday…

    Thanks so much!!!
    Hope you have a great Thursday!

  26. THIS IS AMAZING! I pinned and tweeted but found via another blog using your DIY post. grrr.

  27. First, love love love these pumpkins. Le Frufru has printed your tutorial photo by photo and lots of other bloggers DIYs photo by photo and has them in her DIY Gallery. This seems to happen a lot with foreign blogs.

  28. pinned:
    we are building a mantel right now and will be ready before the fall decor season is over — will be adding this to it! thank you!!
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  29. Hi Sibylle,
    This is an amazing tutorial. I have added it to my *brand new* blog (hope you don’t mind). I have also added your site to my blogroll.

    Thank you so much for sharing and for the creativity! x

    ps – I’m a new blogger and really admire a few of your customised elements, any plans for some tutorials/tips on blogging?(eg: simple search box, translator tab, rectangle photo popular posts – mine/the ones blogger provides are u-gly!!)
    Filipa recently blogged..{funkytime} Decoupaged Pumpkins

  30. Great idea! I agree, orange is not my favorite color-I also spray painted pumpkins silver, but fake ones. I love the vintage look of the birds!

  31. I just Loved this Idea, I just came across this site around 2 or 3pm today & Just had to try the Pumpkin. My Fiance & Son Loved it & so do I. It’s no where near as good as the one made here but it’s half decent for what I;m capable of :P Let me take a Pic & get it up Loaded. BTW it was Lots of Fun & that’s what Counts :-} Thankx so Much again!!

  32. These are stunning! They deserve year round display and not just seasonal. :). Just discovered your blog and I am a new follower. Great ideas!

  33. Very Glam pumpkins!! Lovin it.

  34. This is gorgeous. I actually thought that you painted on it.
    themacaronqueen recently blogged..Thanksgiving Mac Tower

  35. Gorgeous! I love your solution for not being able to find white pumpkins, and the images you chose to decoupage are stunning.
    Jenn Erickson/Rook No. 17 recently blogged..Pumpkin Spice Cake for the Perfect Fall Brunch or Breakfast

  36. Hi there ur idea is amazing but u
    Know what would top it?? Joann or
    Michaels any craft store sells artificial
    Pumpkins even white ones u can decorate
    And have it forever even carve out bottom
    And have it light up

  37. I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme.
    Did you make this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you?
    Plz respond as I’m looking to design my own blog and would like to know where u got this from.
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