Decoupaged Pumpkins

We all love beautiful home decor. Really, that’s why we’re here right? Although, beautiful home decor isn’t always cheap. A big goal of mine is to take cheap items and turn them into beautiful, unique, and special items.
Take for instance, these pumpkins from the $1 store (the larger ones). They are an obnoxious shade of orange, they have an unsightly line around the middle, and the stem leaves something to be desired. But at $1 it’s hard to resist. So then the objective is to make these unsightly pumpkins into something….more attractive!
So I decided they needed a little dictionary and sheet music makeover! I bought a big old dictionary awhile back and it’s just been asking to be ripped up and decoupaged! And I always have a bunch of sheet music at my disposal! So I started ripping (oh did I forget to mention this is not for bibliophile’s that are faint at heart?) into the pages and created a pile of sheet music and dictionary pieces.
I decoupaged the ripped papers to the pumpkins, covering it in sections and letting it dry a bit before moving on. This was a very very messy project….Mod Podge everywhere! I put a top coat of Mod Podge over the entire thing once I had the whole pumpkin covered in the papers. I knew I wanted prettier stems for my pumpkins, so when the Mod Podge was dry I cut off the stem of the pumpkin and poked a hole in the top.
I decided to use a big cinnamon stick as the new stem, not only is it cute but it smells great too! I popped it into the top and hot glued it into place. To hide all the ugliness at the stem, I glued some Spanish moss all around the cinnamon stick. It not only hid the unsightly but it added some fun texture to the pumpkin!
Ta da!!! I think they have such a cool vintage feel to them! They would make a great addition to a white vintage Fall vignette. I can also see them tucked onto a bookcase or resting on a piano.
I love working with sheet music and book pages to create art, to me there is something beautiful and classic about the black and white papers. Plus I love anything just a little bit funky and different….but still classy!!!
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Mom 4 Real


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  1. I love this idea. These look great – I’ve never decoupaged anything in my life, but I am going to give this a try!

  2. Love the look of the dictionary pumpkin, so vintage! Gosh, all of your pumpkins have been fabulous, I’ve got to get to the $ store, ha!

  3. What a fun project. Definitely looks better “after”.

  4. These are super super cute! I love the decoupaged pumpkins, they make them look very vintage 🙂


  5. Oh.. points to you for overcoming the VERY scary dollar store pumpkins!


  6. Love those pumpkins! I’ve been wanting to make sheet music pumpkins, but I don’t know if it will happen this year 😉

  7. I absolutely LOVE the sheet music one! I am pinning this to keep in mind. Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Love the cinnamon stick idea!

  9. Love these!

  10. Cute pumpkins! I especially love the sheet music pumpkin, how fun!

  11. Too cute! I love book page decoupage!

  12. Loving this idea!! I have decoupaged eggs for Easter and many other things using sheet music and this looks fantastic!!


  13. Love it. Love it. Love it.

  14. I LOVE this idea—DOING IT! Thanks so much for the great inspiration!

  15. Love it! 😉 (new reader alert!) I’ve had an obsession with book pages as of late. I just used pages from an old Vanity Fair novel to create some stars for my entry way and some Halloween decor! I may have to try out pumpkins!!

  16. Really love these–you did a great job!

  17. I like this idea and easy it appears! Your pumpkin looks great.

    I hope you are able to join in at the It’s a Wrap Link Party at Artful Rising.


  18. I just bought those same “Carveable” Dollar Tree pumpkins today and was trying to figure out how to decorate them…this might be a winner 😉 Pinning this!

    -MJ @ MD School Mrs

  19. love it! found you via craftomaniac.

    hope you’ll enter my giveaway:


  20. Oooohhhh, love love LOVE those sheet music pumpkins!!

    Deborah ♥♥ (visiting happily from… hope you can drop by too…)

  21. I saw this featured on Tip Junkie. Love both versions. A nice do-able craft. I’m pinning on Pinterest now. Thanks!

  22. Great project. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

  23. LOVE! I really like the cinnamon stick idea too! Thanks for sharing with our party.


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