Sunday, September 19, 2010

Pimp My Pumpkins

Tis the season for pumpkins and I love me some pumpkins!    I also love animal prints and when I saw these adorable pumpkins on Tracy’s blog, Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures, I knew I had to put my big girl crafting panties on and attempt my version of them.     Tracy used tissue paper but I searched all over town and could not find any animal print tissue paper.    I did find some animal print napkins at Party City so that is what I used.     (A fun note about the napkins…when I opened the package I discovered the animal print was only printed on one of the six panels of the napkin….we are using the left over napkins with one section cut out…looks funny but at least I am not wasting paper.)   This was my first project with Mod Podge and it won’t be my last.    Love that stuff.       Where have you been all my life Mod Podge?      Thanks to all you talented bloggers out there for introducing me to it.

Here is the before shot of the two smaller pumpkins.   I forgot to take a picture of the largest pumpkin before I started mod podging it.

As you can see, all I did was cut the napkins into small pieces, applied the mod podge to the pumpkin and affixed the napkin pieces onto the pumpkins.      I let them sit overnight and then put a top coat of Mod Podge on to seal them.

This was a thrifty project because I had most of the supplies on hand.    I purchased the pumpkins at Dollar Tree and other than the purchase of the napkins for $2.00 and the Mod Podge, that was all I spent.     I surrounded the pumpkins with autumn themed scatters that I bought at Home Goods last year and placed them on an amber plate that I bought for $1.00 at Old Time Pottery in Gulf Shores.    I love how they turned out.

You can see how excited my dog is about the pumpkins.

At first I placed them on my coffee table, but then moved them to my glass topped table on the sun porch.


Thanks for stopping by and looking at my pimped out pumpkins.


I am linking to these fun filled inspirational parties:

Rhoda at Southern Hospitality’s Thrifty Treasures

Frou Frou Decor’s Fabulous Friday Finds

The Tablescaper’s Seasonal Sundays

Bargain Hunting with Laurie’s Favorite Things

Susan at Between Naps on the Porch’s Met Monday

Linda at Coastal Charm’s Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays


Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Those are fun! I've never thought about mod podging pumpkins before! What a great idea. :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What elegant and snazzy pumpkins! I love Mod Podge too! So glad you linked this clever idea to Favorite Things Saturday. laurie

LUCKY 7 DESIGN said...

Love this I have a very eclectic living room with animals and palm and banana tress. These pumpkins would be a great fall decoration for me. Thanks so much for I just have to find leopard or zebra napkins. lol

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Wow! Those are some fancy-shmancy pumpkins! What a fun idea!
Patricia :o)

nichole said...

Def. going to try this!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Bling, Bling....great idea!!!

Shelia said...

OH, these are so cute. Love this idea!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

Isn't Mod Podge the best??? My friend did a zebra print when I did my leopard one and you have a combo. I am sorry you couldn't find the tissue paper, but the napkins worked great. Thanks for the shout out and letting me know you got them done.

The Tablescaper said...

Modge podging pumpkins - great idea. They look like a party all by themselves!

Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

acorn hollow said...

very cute I think I may give it a try.

Anonymous said...

visiting from thrifty treasures....those are so fun! The look on your dog's face is so cute "my mom has flipped out again"....

nice to meet you! You are CREATIVE! Yeah!

Victoria said...

Mod podged pumpkins, what a great idea! They look adorable:)

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, you made me laugh with your comment about your ever growing list of things you want...mine seems to constantly grow too!!! I have the biggest fear I'll be on Hoarders one day!