Trendy Fabric-Covered Pumpkins

Turn faux pumpkins, leftover from Halloween, into a stylish centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table. Choose graphic designs and unexpected colors to make a statement in your seasonal arrangement.
Decoupage pumpkins blend with the real for a unique holiday display.

Contemporary Fall Centerpiece Featuring Decoupaged Patterned Pumpkins

Get out your decoupage kit and create a stunning pumpkin display to commemorate fall. These embellished pumpkins will decorate any room or table of your home, with no design off limits.

Materials Needed:

  • faux pumpkins or gourds in assorted sizes
  • 1/4-yard of fabric in desired pattern
  • scissors
  • 1" artist brush
  • wax paper, parchment paper or tin foil (optional)

Cut Fabric

Cut fabric into strips approximately two inches wide and four inches long. Keeping strips small will make them more manageable when gluing to curvy pumpkins.

Cutting Black and White Fabric

Cut Graphic Fabric for Faux Pumpkin

Cut fabric into strips approximately two inches wide and four inches long. Keeping strips small will make them more manageable when gluing to curvy pumpkins.

Apply Decoupage

Place pumpkin on a piece of wax paper, parchment paper or tin foil to protect work surface from glue. Using one-inch artist brush, apply a small amount of decoupage medium to surface of artificial pumpkin. Press a strip of fabric into wet glue. Immediately brush over fabric with a generous amount of decoupage medium until fabric is fully saturated. Brush more medium on pumpkin next to fabric strip that was just glued. Place a new fabric strip on pumpkin, overlapping last strip. Continue this process until entire pumpkin is covered in fabric. Trim smaller pieces of fabric if necessary. Hang pumpkin from stem or elevate on a metal can to dry. Tip: Pumpkins with a smooth texture and shallow ridges are best for this project.

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