October 15, 2012

Shiny Pumpkins

When I decorate for the holidays I like to make things that are not only cheap but can be kept displayed for as long as possible. Finding a balance of material and worth. I have seen projects similar to this but wanted to give some pointers to anyone else who may want to attempt making decoupaged pumpkins.

You will need:

Tissue paper
Styrofoam pumpkin
Decoupage glue
Foam paint brush

To start, cut strips of tissue paper about one inch by five inches. Brush glue onto pumpkin smoothly and lay down strips of paper. Smooth out with brush, continue this process until entire surface is covered. If second or third layer is needed, wait until first layer is completely dry. Once pumpkin is completed. Brush over one final layer of glue.

I used a matte finish glue so the main part that shone is the gold metallic areas. I found that strips worked better then one large piece. When pieces of tissue paper are too large it does not lay smoothly and will look lumpy or wrinkly. Let me know if you have any projects you would like me to attempt.

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1 comment:

  1. OMG! How gorgeous are these!

    Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog!
    Have a nice day!