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I LOVE to create and I LOVE to create inexpensively! I was putting out my fall decorations and wanted to add a little something new to my mantel. I was at JoAnn Fabrics and I saw these cute napkins and knew I needed to come up with something to do with them and they were on SALE! an Extra Bonus!
Here's a quick tutorial on how to decoupage a carvable pumpkin.First spray paint the pumpkin unless you are using an orange colored napkin. The orange shows through the napkin.
The napkin has a double layer. You need to separate them and throw away the white layer.
Once they are separated you need to cut the napkin in 1 1/2 in stips.
You want to make sure you cut your strips before you start modge podging and gluing them onto the pumpkin because the napkins will stick to your fingers. I know that from experience. :) Add a layer of modgepodge and then place the napkin on the pumpkin, like shown below.
Keep adding strips until the pumpkin is covered. Sorry about the bad picture.
For the stem I added a coordinating napkin. Once the pumpkin is covered with the napkins add a layer of modge podge over the whole thing.
Here is a close up of the finished pumpkins.
And here is the finished project on my mantel.
To make the two pumpkins the cost was 5.00 for 3 packs of napkins which I only used 2 napkins from 2 packages and then 2.00 for the two pumpkins. I had the modge podge. I had bought the 2 wood candlesticks for .99 each at Goodwill.
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