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Vintage Pumpkin Decor

By: Debbie Saenz
Debbie Saenz
Debbie Saenz
My name is Debbie Saenz and I’ve had a passion for creating art ever since I was a young child. Through the years, I’ve enjoyed working with many different art mediums and I’m always excited to learn new techniques. My heart’s desire is to inspire people through my art. My latest passion is mixed-media…It’s like a melting pot of all the mediums I love! Come learn more about me and my creative journey on my blog, A Creative Life, at: http://debbiesaenz.typepad.com
Old book pages give these pumpkins a vintage look!
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Skill Level: Beginner


FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Pure Black, 2 oz.
Item #479
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.


Mod Podge ® Matte, 4 oz.
Item #CS11305
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.


Other Supplies
Three Funkins different sizes
Glass candle holder
Black spray paint
Old book with text
Black “Wispy” yarn
Black craft boa
Large black crow
Plastic Spiders
Kraft knife


1. Rip and glue pieces of book pages onto pumpkins overlapping to cover each pumpkin. Give pumpkins a coat of Mod Podge to seal.

2. Remove stem from large pumpkin and medium pumpkin with kraft knife.

3. Paint stem of small pumpkin with Pure Black.

4. Glue yarn vertically around large and medium pumpkins creating sections (secure yarn on top and bottom of pumpkin)

5. With kraft knife, make small slits around stem of small pumpkin. Use blunt side of kraft knife to “push” in ends of yarn to secure as you create wedges with yarn around pumpkin.

6. Remove legs from crow. Use hot glue to attach boa around top of large pumpkin forming a nest. Glue crow in center.

7. Glue bottom of large pumpkin to candle holder and small pumkin to top of medium pumpkin.

8. Glue spiders randomly around pumpkins.

PROJECT TIP: Use peat moss instead of craft boa to create crows nest.

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