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Pumpkin Elegance

Add some fun patterns to your Halloween pumpkin for a unique touch to your fall decor! Use Folkart Acrylic Paint and Mod Podge to complete this black and white design.

At a Glance:

#3904 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Mod Podge Logo

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Wicker White, 2 oz. - 901

Number Needed: 1 $1.69
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Licorice, 2 oz. - 938

Number Needed: 1 $1.69
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Mod Podge ® Matte, 32 oz. - CS11303

Number Needed: 1 $21.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Other Supplies

Large craft pumpkin, 4 polka dot napkins (orange and white), 4 floral/damask napkins (black and white), 1 black crayon, 1 fall floral pick, Hot glue and glue gun


  1. Cut napkins in wedges to fit the pumpkin vertically, with the widest part (approx. 2 ½“) in the middle and tapering to about 3/4” on each end.
  2. Carefully peel the back layer of each napkin piece (the white part) apart. (Most napkins are two-ply).
  3. Use Mod Podge to adhere each napkin wedge to pumpkin (refer to photo). Gently smooth out with your fingers as you work; napkins will tear easily. Allow to dry.
  4. Use the crayon to give the pumpkin a distressed/softer look by coloring a line along the edge of each napkin wedge (refer to photo).
  5. Give the pumpkin another coat of Mod Podge. Allow to dry by setting the pumpkin upside down in a wide mouthed bottle.
  6. Paint the leaf in the floral pick.

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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.

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