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Pumpkin Decoupage Idea with Paper Napkins

Forget carving a pumpkin...decoupage it! Use napkins with fun fall patterns and Mod Podge to decorate for the harvest season. Your autumn decor will have a unique hand-crafted touch with this easy pumpkin project.

At a Glance:

#6578 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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This project features these great brands:


Mod Podge ® Brush Set, Decoupage - 24781

Number Needed: 1 $12.99
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Mod Podge ® Satin, 8 oz. - CS11272

Number Needed: 1 $8.49
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Other Supplies

Foam Pumpkin, Thanksgiving paper napkins, Scissors


  1. Open the napkins and cut into fourths or cut a motif from the napkin. Separate the plys of the napkins so that you are left with just one decorative layer.
  2. Begin in the center of the pumpkin. Apply Mod Podge to the pumpkin. Work in small sections. Apply enough to have about a half-inch border around your napkin size. Apply an even coat. Not too thick or thin.
  3. Position the napkin onto the wet Mod Podge. Use the brush to gently press the napkins into the ridges of the pumpkin. Don’t top-coat at this point.
  4. Continue adding napkins until the entire pumpkin is covered. Depending on the napkin pattern you might want to overlap them a little bit or just place them right next to each other. For the area around the stem, trim smaller pieces of the napkin and attach in an over lapping pattern.
  5. Allow the napkins to dry for 1 hour. Then top-coat with Mod Podge Satin in an even up-and-down pattern.
  • PROJECT TIP: Separate the napkins so you are only working the 1-ply printed section. Napkins tear easily so don’t over work the napkin.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.