There cute little pumpkins were easy to make and easy on the wallet too! Fun just for yourself or pick up a few pumpkins and set aside for the next rainy day that you want to do a holiday craft with your kids, grandkids, or your next babysitting job.
I used the small plastic pumpkins that are less than a dollar each at most stores. I saved money by using scrapbooking paper I already had on hand, but there are some cute autumn papers at craft stores for 50 cents a page.
small plastic pumpkins
modge podge brand or make your own: (regular glue and water: equal proportions mixed together)
1) Lay a layer of wax paper (or recycle a cereal bag liner and open it up at the seams) onto your work surface. (the pumpkins and the sponge brushes won't stick to the wax paper as you work)
2) tear your scrapbooking paper into random pieces.
3) Dip your sponge brush into the Modge Podge /glue (I used the homemade version for this project), and spread onto a small area of your pumpkin.
4) Select a piece of torn paper and hold it onto the glued area of the pumpkin, while spreading glue all over the top of the torn paper,smoothing it out and adhering it to the pumpkin on all edges.
5) repeat process, covering your pumpkin in torn paper, overlapping the pieces to ensure you fully cover the pumpkin.
6) Let dry on your wax paper for several hours till dry.
7) If desired (especially if you use the homemade version) you may want to spray it with a clear acrylic sealer. I did not do this step in the photo's shown, but it will help seal and preserve your handiwork longer than left not sealed. With Modge Podge Brand, you won't need to seal it with the acyrilic spray.
Jan's tip: after experimenting I found I didn't like working with geometric patterns as much such as the polka-spots, or I tried an argyle pattern. It looses it's pattern when you tear through it and looked kinda sad. Much better to use swirled prints (like the orange) or random prints (like the cream floral one)