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Make Decoupaged Chevron Pumpkins!! {tutorial}

You may have noticed a little obsession I have with Chevron.

Well, I recently made some pillows for my family room and thought it might be fun to try to decoupage some Fall pumpkins with some of the leftover fabric to fit into my family room decor!

I had some leftover chevron pillow fabric. So I experimented a little and came up with some sophisticated Chevron Pumpkins. I love them!!

Here’s what I did:

  • I cut up my fabric into 2.5 inch wide strips.
  • Then I soaked the fabric in water. I think this makes the material stretch a little and conform to the curves of the pumpkins.
  • I put a thin layer of the Mod Podge on the pumpkin, then I smoothed the strip on the pumpkin.
  • I put a layer of Mod Podge over the top of the strip too
  • Then I layered the next strip of fabric with the edges overlapping, until the whole surface of the pumpkin was covered.
  • The last thing I did was let the pumpkin lay out in the sun until it was dry.

And I thought it would be fun to make a silver pumpkin to go with my Chevron ones. So I took some Krylon Metallic Spray Paint and painted a Dollar Tree pumpkin. Super easy. I love the shine with the Chevron!

So that’s my newest addition to non-traditional addition to Halloween decor.

{I bought the fabric from BuyFabric.com — Grey Zig Zag}

Here’s another non-traditional Halloween decor idea — make Blue Crackled Pumpkins!

Crackled Dollar Store Pumpkins

Autumn Mantel

Have a Terrific Day!!

xoxo

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Comments

  1. dora helena lopez arango says:

    felicitaciones muy lindas las manualidades pero no entiendo el ingles por favor podrian traducir al español las indicaciones gracias

  2. What a fun idea! I love all these stylish Halloween crafts at the moment, just shows you can theme your house for Halloween with out it looking cheap and tacky!

  3. Hey Jen, Whenever I see chevron, guess who I think of??? This project is so great. Saw it again on bhg.com {where my black & white Mod Podge pumpkins were also featured}. Such a thrill to be featured alongside you! WAHOO!

    Warmly, MIchelle

  4. Jen,
    Really love your pumpkins and I’ll be giving them a try. I also love that little crow in your picture. Where did you find him?

    Jane

  5. Oh my goodness, I LOVE those pumpkins!! I think I’ll have to make some of those too :) Thanks for sharing such a fabulous idea!

  6. yopitessa says:

    I love all…thx

  7. I love these pumpkins! So so cute and creative!

  8. Wow… this is a great look. I link in from littleloveliesbyallison. I just got some modge podge thanks for sharing. Great job on the tutorial Jen. I Looove it!

  9. What did you use on the blue pumpkins? I love that idea.

  10. Jen,

    I LOVE these. I rushed out to get pumpkins to make my own yellow chevron version! I credited your tutorial on my post here:
    http://www.tealandlime.com/2011/10/yellow-chevron-pumpkins/

    Thank you always for the amazing ideas!

    • Jackie » Oh my goodness!! I love them in yellow!! So cute Jackie!! I think I ordered every color of chevron I could find. Maybe I’ll make up a whole village of Chevron Pumpkins LOL!!

      xoxoxoxox

  11. Oh my gosh, these are amazing! I love it!!!

  12. So fabulous my dear! Can’t wait to feature!!

  13. I love them!
    (You’re obsessed with chevron…? hmm. I hadn’t noticed.)

  14. JEN!

    you are the chevron queen! how in the world were you able to line them up. i would have gone crazy!

    these are just adorable.
    love the new header & the new look of the blog. congrats on the big switch.

    xo
    kellie

    • Thanks Kellie!! They are fun. I might be trying to cover everything in my house in Chevron. I need an intervention :)

      xoxoxo

  15. Absolutely STUNNING! Seriously, Fall perfection! Not even, those are so gorgeous you could keep them up all year! :)

  16. These pumpkins are super cool! This looks like it took a lot of patience but it totally paid off.

    • They really weren’t that time consuming. Which is good because I have a short attention span. Thanks for the sweet comment!!

      xoxo
      Jen

  17. How do you even come up with these ideas? Brilliant!

  18. Looks fabulous! I love it! Super Jealous!

  19. These are so fab! So did you put the strips on wet?? And the wet doesnt mess up the Mod Podge? Way cool. Love the fabric…it’s on my wishlist :)

    LOVE the new site Jenn!!! Looks so great :)

    • Yes, putting the fabric on while wet makes it easier to smooth over the pumpkin. It waters down the Mod Podge a little but it works out fine :)

      xoxo
      Jen

  20. Absolutely LOVE these chevron pumpkins! Just might have to try!

  21. Love them. Thanks for sharing where you bought the fabric. It is perfect for some pillows I need to make.

  22. Absolutely love those pumpkins! Such a great idea!

  23. These are fantastic Jen. I love that fabric! They turned out so cute! I love your new site too! LOVE!

    • Thanks Amy!! We’re still working out the kinks but so far it’s been a pretty good transition. Fingers crossed!! Thanks for the sweet comment!!

      xoxx
      Jen

  24. Those are beautiful, Jen! Great tutorial too. :)

  25. cute idea!!! you always are on the forefront of creating new trends and taking current trends a step beyond! I will feature thus at my nlog next week since I am scheduling for a vacation. Thanks for all the inspiring you provide the world.

  26. The pumpkins look great! I love holiday decor that goes with ones overall decor. Well done!

  27. WOW! Those are great! What an awesome idea!

  28. Oh wow!! These are awesome! I love how the sharp edges of the chevron on the round pumpkin plays with the mind’s eye. This is really cool!! I would love it if you would stop by and share your pumpkins at my linky party. http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/09/bedazzle-me-monday-1.html

  29. I love it! Looks great with the turquoise!

    • Thanks Connie!! How are you?? I hope your son is enjoying kindergarten!! Have a wonderful week!!!

      xoxox
      Jen

  30. Those are so cute! I really need to get my fall decor out of the attic. I probably have a few pumpkins that could use some chevron and mod podge:)

    • LOL – yes!! I still need to get my Halloween stuff out too. I might have to make some more!

      xoxox
      Jen

  31. Jen, I LOVE them. They are just adorable. I would’ve never thought to do anything like this. You are so creative.

  32. Sherry@Ties2ThePast says:

    Those are the WILDEST pumpkins I have ever seen!!
    ♥’s
    Sherry

  33. Love your pumpkins. You make it seem very easy, but it must have been quite a challenge to keep that chevron pattern all ligned up across the pumpkin.
    But it was definitely worth it.

    • Thanks Marianne!! It really isn’t lined up that great. I am a bit of a hasty crafter. But overall they are fun and different :) Thanks for your comment. Have a wonderful week my friend!!

      xoxox
      Jen

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