Monday, October 10, 2011

Mod Podged Pumpkin

Sometimes I get carried away with Mod Podge. My motto: any item can be improved with a little Mod Podge. It's a good thing I wasn't familiar with it when my kids were little. As cute as my kids were when they were small they would have run the risk of being shellacked and placed on my mantle for display. Just sayin'...

The other day I was hankering for a fall item to display among my shabby chic decor on the landing in my entryway.  Although a splash of orange might have been cute with all that milky goodness, I imagined a more tone-down decoration for the space.

Below is a glimpse into my brain imagining that "tone-downed" decoration...


{I hope that glimpse into my brain didn't scare you too much.}

That's when I spied a pumpkin on the counter in my kitchen and decided it was just what I needed for this little redo. (Note: My pumpkin was a real, live pumpkin, but I imagine a fake pumpkin would work even better and be reusable year after year.) I took some brown mailing paper (found at most dollar stores) and tore it up into manageable pieces. Then I started Mod Podging those pieces onto the pumpkin...


By the time I was done and it had dried, it looked like the item below {not very impressive if you ask me}.


I then took a paper towel and using an ink pad I distressed the pumpkin a bit to give it a little more depth and character. Ahhh, much better.


Then I gave him a place to call home...


I'm thinking he fits right in...



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10 comments:

Sandy said...

Your creativity amazes me!! That pumpkin looks awesome :)

Lesa said...

I like it, really fun!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

very pretty indeed. its an antiqued pumpkin.. very unique and elegant.

Connie said...

I really love the simplicity of that pumpkin.

Karyn said...

Love it!!!!

Kerri said...

This looks so pretty! I love it!

Jenni said...

Shellack the kids!! Why haven't I thought of this before?!?! I can see it now....

"If you're having a hard time sitting still, I've got a bottle of Mod Podge to help you remember."

Classic!

Jillian said...

So pretty!

Wag Doll said...

Looks great, love the muted colour x

Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage said...

I love how your pumpkin turned out! I love to do this with book pages or vintage sheetmusic!


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