I love to decoupage pumpkins in cool tissue paper! It’s super easy, quick to do and very forgiving if you buy a random patterned tissue. This is an easy pumpkin project for kids as well!!!
Since I was using a light colored tissue paper, I bought a white pumpkin. If I had used an orange pumpkin, the color would have shown thru the paper! If you use a dark paper, select a dark pumpkin!
I bought some trendy gray tissue paper and grabbed my Mod Podge….. it’s a DECOUPAGING MUST!
Start by laying my tissue paper over the top of your pumpkin and poke a hole thru the paper for the stem.
Slip the paper back off and cover the whole top of the pumpkin in the Mod Podge by brushing it on with a cheap brush.
Then flip the pumpkin upside down and brush more Mod Podge on the sides. You gently just press the paper down and brush over the top of it with Mod Podge too.
Now listen, you WILL get creases and overlap. Do NOT freak out! It won’t even matter as long as you don’t use a patterned paper like a stripe or chevron.
Sometimes if the paper is really not looking good overlapped, I will slit the paper in spots and overlap it.
Tear off smaller pieces of paper for the butt your pumpkin.
Finish it off by Mod Podging over the entire pumpkin to seal it. And see my overlap crease in this photo… it’s really no big deal!
And viola! All done!
Here’s another decoupaged pumpkin with a fun cheetah print and a big, gaudy bow!
If you loved this idea, see this slideshow of my all-time favorite pumpkin decorating ideas!