I’ve seen so many decoupage projects using a napkin and decided to finally try it out for Halloween. I was inspired by Tina of The Bear And The Fawn blog. She created a beautiful ghost pumpkin! I wanted to try something different so when I found the butterfly napkins I knew they would be perfect for this project. It turned out better than I expected especially for my first time. I will share how to create your own decoupage pumpkin to add some beautiful decor to your home.
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Supplies for Decoupage Pumpkin
- Craft pumpkin ( I purchased a paper mache pumpkin from Target)
- Premium decoupage gloss (here’s a similar product)
- Butterfly print napkins or your choice of Halloween print napkins
- Foam brush
- Black paint or any color that matches the napkin.
- Glitter (optional)
- First, cut the butterflies or Halloween prints from the napkin. This project is a bit time consuming but it’s worth it in the end. I found my napkins from Home Goods but you can find beautiful prints at different stores.
- Next, use the foam brush to apply decoupage glue all over the pumpkin in the area the napkin will be applied.
- Apply the prints to the pumpkin. Make sure to smooth it out to avoid wrinkles. Then apply another thin coat of decoupage glue. Allow the pumpkin to dry.
- Finally, paint the stem of the pumpkin black or any color. I decided to add glitter but it’s definitely optional.
As I stated before, this was my first time decoupaging with napkins. It was a fun project but took longer than expected. I was warned about using small prints for the decoupage pumpkin but I didn’t listen. So, my advice is to find a napkin with larger prints to use. I love the final results and think it turned out great! This pumpkin is displayed on my bookshelf with the rest of my Halloween decor.