September 17, 2012

Decoupaged Lace Pumpkins


Oh, how I love Halloween! Outfitting my home in spooky fashion is something I look forward to all year long!

This year, I am going with a vintage theme for my Halloween decor, incorporating an abundance of black lace with a few kicks of antique gold. The project I’m sharing today–Decoupaged Lace Pumpkins–is one that can be completed in an hour or less (maybe a bit more for drying time), yet the end result looks like something you might find at a pricey boutique. Let me know you how easily I put these together! 

For this project, you will need…
  • Faux pumpkin(s) (I used 6-inch Funkins)
  • White spray paint
  • Black lace
  • Shears
  • Mod Podge (I used the shiny finish)
  • Foam brush
  • Gold paint (or your desired color for the stem)
  • Small bristled paint brush


To begin, spray paint each of your pumpkins white. Allow them to dry completely.


Cut a piece of black lace that is about 1″ wider than the circumference of your pumpkin. Using your foam brush, apply a thin layer of Mod Podge in a circle around the center perimeter of your pumpkin, and use this to adhere the lace to your pumpkin. Stretch the lace as you work to achieve as smooth a surface as possible, but don’t worry if you have a few bumps after this step; you’ll be able to remedy those later on when you apply your sealing coat of Mod Podge.


When you reach the point that the two ends of your lace meet, carefully trim any excess lace away so that the two ends just overlap.

Now, apply a sealing coat of Mod Podge over the entirety of your pumpkin, paying particularly close attention to the lace portion of the project. Hint: Work carefully so as not to cause the lace to shift as you work. When you are finished with this step, your lace layer should be completely saturated with Mod Podge. Allow the Mod Podge to dry completely.


Using your small bristled paint brush, apply gold paint to the stem of your pumpkin, and allow the paint to dry completely.


You are finished!

Wasn’t that easy? I just love how the glossy finish of the Mod Podge mimics the look of ceramic!

These beauties will be making an appearance in my Halloween mantel display, which I’ll be sharing with you next week!


Thanks so much for stopping by today. Be sure to venture back over tomorrow, when I’ll be sharing another fun pumpkin tutorial!

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Linking this to…
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Flamingo Toes
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Amy @ Positively Splendid

Amy @ Positively Splendid

Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you'll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.
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17 Responses to Decoupaged Lace Pumpkins

  1. Amanda @ Serenity Now September 17, 2012 at 12:21 pm #

    I love that lace is making a comeback, in a good way. Your pumpkins look so pretty, all dressed up. :)

  2. Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. September 17, 2012 at 12:57 pm #

    Love the lace! So pretty and classy!

  3. Heidi Rew September 17, 2012 at 8:47 pm #

    Okay, Amy…I thought I’ve seen enough pumpkin decorations. I was done with them…UNTIL…I saw yours! These may be my favorite of all time. Great job! <3 Heidi Rew from Parties for Pennies

  4. Beverly {Flamingo Toes} September 18, 2012 at 2:13 am #

    These are super darling Amy!! I love the lace!

  5. nest of posies September 18, 2012 at 2:52 am #

    LOVE them! and i love your project at the 18th house or whatever that blog is called. both are darling!

    xo
    kellie

  6. Angie Granata September 18, 2012 at 3:12 am #

    I love the lace pumpkins. I also did some pumpkins with black lace. Would love for you to see. diyitnow.blogspot.com

  7. Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} September 18, 2012 at 1:34 pm #

    Cute and slightly spooky. They’re perfect!

  8. Food Done Light September 23, 2012 at 1:45 am #

    Beautiful and spooky at the same time. Love it

  9. Debi Bolocofsky September 23, 2012 at 7:53 pm #

    I love these pumpkins. They are so pretty. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/09/natural-coconut-bubble-bath-and.html
    I hope to see you there.
    Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

  10. Chelsea @ Making Home Base October 14, 2012 at 12:35 am #

    How darling! I love the lace and the contrast of the black lace on the white pumpkins. Super cute! Totally pinning.

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