Create a DIY plaid pumpkin using Dollar Store pumpkins and plaid wrapping paper. Such a fun and easy fall decor project.
Are you ready to start some fun fall crafting?
Nothing says fall to me more than plaid, well…mini pumpkins say fall but so does plaid. 😉Anyway, I had this cute plaid tissue paper and really wanted to create some inexpensive fall decor. So with that in mind I picked up a few mini pumpkins at the Dollar Store and started crafting.
Supplies for decoupaged pumpkins
- craft store pumpkins (I used a couple from the dollar store and a few plastic ones that I found at a thrift store)
- Mod Podge
- craft brush
- plaid tissue paper
- hot glue gun
- something for the stem (I used dried pumpkin stems that I had in my craft supplies)
- hot glue/hot glue gun
Create DIY plaid pumpkins
The first thing I did was remove the stem from each pumpkin. You can reuse the stems but I wanted to make my pumpkins look a little more “real”. Because…plaid pumpkins are real pumpkins too. 😉
Then I just cut the tissue paper into strips.
After a little trial and error, I found that if I cut the strips a little wider at the bottom and tapered at the top, they looked better on the pumpkin. Don’t get hung up on exact sizes though, this is supposed to be fun and easy.
I cut a lot of strips at once so that I could just go to town applying them without stopping to cut more.
Remember, we’re doing easy with this fall project so I didn’t worry about lining up the pattern, I just stuck pieces on as I picked them up.
Once the whole pumpkin was covered, I let it dry.
After it was dry, I added the dried pumpkin stem. A bit of hot glue and it was looking like a pumpkin again.
Each pumpkin took about 20 minutes to make, plus drying time. The cool thing about this is that you can do whatever color or style you want. Plus it’s super cheap, especially if you can pick up a couple of old, ugly pumpkins from the thrift store.
I thought the blue would be my favorite but I’m partial to the orange plaid.
I love how they turned out. I mean…they’re plaid. How can you go wrong…right?
Are you working on any fall projects right now?
Looking for more fall decor and DIY?