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
Mod Podge (I used the shiny finish)
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!
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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