Decoupage Pumpkins

Decoupage Pumpkins Using Napkins

Decoupage pumpkins with napkins is an inexpensive craft that will add coziness to your fall décor.

Decoupage Pumpkins

If you’re looking for fall décor that is simple to put together, budget friendly, and completely customizable, I have the perfect craft for you! Decoupage pumpkins using napkins is the perfect way to add personalized, cozy fall décor to your home in no time with just a few supplies.

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Decoupage is the art of decorating an object by gluing paper cut outs onto it. It’s a fun craft with limitless options on what you can create. With a little imagination, you can create something that is completely unique & special just for your home.

Decoupaged Pumpkins in Fall Décor

I love that I created a classic, elegant, and unique piece of fall décor for our home with a foam pumpkin, decorative napkin, and glue!

Decoupage Pumpkins

Fall Décor on a Budget Blog Hop

Today, 9 blogger friends and I are challenging ourselves to bring you fall décor on a budget…a $25 budget to be exact! Do you think we were all able to stay within budget?! Continue to the end of this post to see what each blogger created and for links to their blog posts. There are some amazing inexpensive fall décor ideas!

Fall Décor on a Budget

If you are coming here from Jennifer at A Cottage on Bunkerhill, welcome! Jennifer is a fellow New England blogger whom I hope to meet in person one day! I love how Jennifer created her own faux terracotta beaded garland for this fall décor on a budget challenge. It’s a beautiful and inexpensive way to decorate for fall!

Decoupage Pumpkins in Fall Kitchen Décor

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Supplies for Decoupage Pumpkins Using Napkins

I spent a total of about $11 on this craft (well under my $25 budget!). We had most of the supplies that I needed already in our home. I only had to purchase the pumpkin & napkins. Here is everything you will need to decoupage pumpkins using napkins.

  • White Pumpkin – You can use any foam, plastic, or papier-mâché pumpkin for this craft. I used this pumpkin which we spray painted white.
  • Decorative Paper Napkins – I used these napkins, but any decorative paper napkins will work. Here are some other decorative napkins you could use as well.
  • Mod Podge – This is the best product for any decoupage project.
  • Paint Brush – I used these.
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors
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Before You Begin to Decoupage Pumpkins

Before you begin to decoupage pumpkins, there are a few things to do to get started.

You will want to remove the stem from the pumpkin. Gently turn & twist the stem until the glue releases and you are able to pull it out. Don’t discard the stem, you will need it later.

Next, you may want to paint your pumpkin. The pumpkin I used was yellow, so we spray painted it white. I felt a white pumpkin would work better with the decorative napkin I was using for this craft.

White Faux Pumpkin

Get your napkins ready to decoupage. Open your decorative napkin on a flat surface and then separate the paper back away from the printed front. For our decoupage pumpkin, I wanted a block print pattern. So, I cut the individual damask prints out of the napkin. However, you can take the entire napkin and decoupage the pumpkin that way. I prefer to work with smaller pieces when decoupaging because I am able to control the overall design of the piece I am crafting, a little easier.

Fall Napkins
These are the napkins I used to decoupage our pumpkin.
Decorative Guest Napkin
Separate the layers of the napkin. Discard the back layer. You will only use the front decorative layer of the napkin.
Napkin Cut Outs
Cut each pattern into individual napkin cut outs. It is easier to work with smaller napkin pieces.

How to Decoupage Pumpkins Using Napkins

On a parchment paper lined surface, starting at the top of the pumpkin, apply a thin coat of Mod Podge with a paint brush to one of the pumpkin ribs. You will want to work in small sections so that the glue does not dry too quickly.

Mod Podge Pumpkin
Add a thin coat of Mod Podge to the area you will be adding the napkin.

Decoupage the Napkin to the Pumpkin

Carefully add your napkin cut out on top of the thin coat of glue. Gently press the napkin down with the paint brush to remove any air pockets Add more glue to the top of the napkin as you work to ensure napkin adheres fully to pumpkin.

You make have a few wrinkles in the napkin cut out and that is ok. It adds character to the pumpkin!

Decoupaging Pumpkin
Place napkin on pumpkin and apply a thin coat of Mod Podge on the napkin. Mod Podge will appear milky white when applied, but will dry clear.

Decoupage the Entire Pumpkin

Continue adding the napkin cut outs around the top of the pumpkin, alternating every other rib.

Once you have completed adding all of your napkin pieces to the top of the pumpkin, stop. Allow the Mod Podge to dry before moving onto the next section of pumpkin. This may take about an hour or so.

Decoupage Pumpkin
Allow Mod Podge to dry before moving onto the next section.

After the Mod Podge has dried, I then placed the next section of napkin cut outs about 3/4 of the way down from the top of the napkins I already decoupaged. Again, alternating ribs on the pumpkin. In this section, I added the napkin cut outs to the ribs that were not decoupaged in the first section.

Continue this process all the way down to the bottom of the pumpkin so that your pumpkin is covered in a block print. Make sure to flip & tip the pumpkin so that the area you decoupaged is able to fully dry.

Decoupage Pumpkins
Alternate pumpkin ribs to create a block print on the pumpkin.

Seal the Pumpkin & Allow to Dry

Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge over the entire pumpkin, working in stages so that the Mod Podge does not stick to any surfaces. This will prevent any edges of the napkin from popping up and will fully seal the decoupaged pumpkin. I let our pumpkin sit for about 24 hours after this step, to make sure it was fully sealed.

Decoupage Pumpkin
Allow the decoupaged pumpkin to dry and cure for 24 hours.

Final Step to Decoupage Pumpkins

The final step…attach the pumpkin stem! Place a small dab of hot glue to the end of the pumpkin stem and place back into the hole at the top of pumpkin. How easy and fun was that?!

Decoupage Pumpkins
Glue pumpkin stem back onto the pumpkin to complete your decoupaged pumpkin.

How to Style a Decoupage Pumpkin

I styled our decoupaged pumpkin on our kitchen island with a pitcher of fall flowers along with a candle. I loved the pattern of the pumpkin with the vintage brown transferware I have in our kitchen for fall. You can see how I styled a brown transferware soup tureen on our kitchen counter, here. Decoupage pumpkins can be added to fall décor in the kitchen, on a fall tablescape, in a bookcase, or on a console table styled for fall.

Decoupage Pumpkins

More Fall Décor Ideas

Elizabeth from Country Peony shares the most adorable projects & DIY’s! She created a beautiful dried lavender wreath that I can’t wait to recreate in our home with the lavender from our kitchen window box. Head on over to her blog to check out this easy DIY wreath!

For neutral fall décor ideas, this recent blog post has become a fan favorite with ideas on how to easily incorporate fall décor into your home for the upcoming season.

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Neutral Fall Decor

Neutral Fall Décor Ideas

Neutral fall décor is one of the simplest and most beautiful ways to decorate your home for the season.

Fall Artwork

Decorating our home for fall is my absolute favorite! For me, fall equals warmth and coziness. I love to incorporate that cozy feeling into our home when I decorate for fall with lots of textures, natural elements, and warm tones. Neutral fall décor is effortless, timeless, and easily fits into an already existing color palette.

Fall Artwork

What is neutral fall décor?

Neutral fall décor is cozy, inviting, and comforting. It includes rich textures, natural elements, warm earthy tones, along with spicy autumnal scents. Fall décor should engage each of the five senses to create the coziest fall atmosphere.

Yes, fall décor should also include the sense of taste and smell! My family loves comfort food in the fall (this is a family favorite recipe) and the scent of fall is so delicious with a crock pot potpourri simmering on the kitchen counter.

Fall Farmhouse

5 Neutral Fall Décor Ideas

Here are five simple ways to decorate your home for the season using neutral fall décor.

Neutral Fall Décor

Real or Faux Pumpkins

Nothing says fall more than pumpkins! I love to add pumpkins not only to our outdoor décor but inside as well. They add that natural, organic element that I adore.

Olive Branches & Pumpkins

My favorite way to style real or faux pumpkins is by stacking them. It’s a little early in our area for real pumpkins so I stacked a couple of faux pumpkins from Michael’s at this side entrance to our home. Don’t be afraid of using faux natural elements! Faux pumpkins have come a long way over the years. There are some really nice, affordable, realistic looking pumpkins available these days.

Fall Entryway

My favorite real pumpkins to search for are Cinderella pumpkins. They are flatter and a little wider than the traditional Halloween pumpkin. I like to search for pumpkins that are a little misshapen (nothing in nature is perfect, right?!) with long curly stems. These faux ones reminded me of some of my favorite real pumpkins!

Pumpkins & Rain Boots

Typically I prefer white pumpkins, but I loved the shades of greens & yellows in these pumpkins! The colors worked well with the other neutral fall décor in our home.

Neutral Fall Entryway

To stack faux pumpkins, simply remove the stem from the pumpkin on the bottom of the stack. Easily remove the stem by gently twisting & pulling until the glue on the stem releases from the pumpkin. When you want to add the stem back on, just pop it right back in the hole with a little dollop of hot glue. So easy! You can watch the video I created of this pumpkin hack on Pinterest.

Neutral Fall Decor
Family Room

Cozy Throw Pillows

Transforming your living room into a comfy, relaxing space for fall is easy with the addition of cozy throw pillows.

Cozy Throw Pillows

I prefer to purchase pillow covers, instead of the entire throw pillow. This way, I can change the look and feel of our couch throughout the year without having to store pillows when they are not in use. I simply change the pillow cover and continuously reuse the same insert (my favorite down insert is linked here). Perfect for a home with the limited closet space!

Couch With Throw Pillows

Mix pillows of different sizes, patterns, and textures for extra coziness. I love to add thicker, textured pillow covers like this faux fur pillow cover and this oversized woven plaid pillow to our neutral fall décor. Thicker textured fabrics makes the house feel just a little bit warmer on the coolest of autumn days.

Pottery Barn Pumpkin Pillow

How adorable is this plush pumpkin pillow?! It is the perfect, cozy addition to our living room for fall.

And how cute is this smaller pumpkin pillow too…

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Amber Glass Bottles & Vases

Amber glass adds deep, rich, warm tones to neutral fall décor with it’s beautiful gold-brown color. Antique amber glass bottles & vases add character to fall décor with their unique shapes and distinctive lettering.

Amber Glass Collection

My love of amber glass and specifically amber glass bottles started a little over a year ago. As I was strolling through an antique store, I noticed beautiful brown glass jars. Each jar unique in it’s own way with stories I could dream up of why and how these brown glass jars were used previously. And thus, my love and collection of amber glass began.

Amber Glass

I styled my small collection of antique amber glass bottles along with these new amber glass vases from Hearth & Hand with Magnolia on our sofa table. In some of the antique amber glass bottles I added candles. And in the new amber glass vases, I added bouquets of seasonal flowers.

This created a beautiful, charming centerpiece on our sofa console table perfect for the transition from summer to fall.

Neutral Fall Décor
Fall Flowers

These bottles filled with flowers and candles would make a great centerpiece on a fall tablescape as well!

Neutral Fall Decor

Copper Pots

Copper is a beautiful metal to decorate with all year, especially in the fall. It adds metallic texture and warm tones which mix in seamlessly with neutral fall décor.

Kitchen Shelf

I added a small copper pot to the shelf in our kitchen. The rich copper color pops against the white shelf and white walls.

Copper Pot
Fall Kitchen Shelf

I styled the copper pot very simply by placing on a stack of white dishes with the lid placed on top.

Neutral Fall Decor

There are so many fun & creative ways to style a copper pot. Leave the lid off and fill with fresh greens (seeded eucalyptus would look beautiful in this!), fresh seasonal fruit or veggies, or even add a collection of wooden spoons.

Neutral Fall Décor

Neutral Fall Artwork

Add fall artwork to your walls and shelves with scenes that depict fall landscapes or fall images.

Fall Artwork
Fall Cottage Farmhouse

I added fall artwork to this small wall in our home located between the kitchen and living room. I love the warm fall tones this print & the gold frame add to this area.

Neutral Fall Décor Farmhouse

Framed art does not need to cost a fortune. The framed art hung here was purchased at Target a couple of years ago. This new framed pear & apple art available at Target is a favorite of mine, both pieces extremely inexpensive.

Another inexpensive way to add artwork to your home is by purchasing a digital download, printing the print yourself, and then adding the art to a frame you already have in your home. My favorite online digital print store is BFF Print Shop. They have a large variety of prints to download and all are available for $20 or less. It’s such an easy, inexpensive way to change the art in your home throughout the seasons!

Artwork for Fall

Want to hang artwork a little differently?!

I decided to hang our fall framed art from a brown satin ribbon. I am loving how it looks! It adds a fun, whimsical touch to this wall.

Fall Cottage Farmhouse

To recreate this look, add two eye hooks to the left and right side of the back of your frame. Tie one piece of ribbon to the left eye hook, and another piece of ribbon to the right eye hook. Meet the ribbon ends in the middle of the print and tie in a knot. Hang from a nail. Then, tie another piece of ribbon around the nail and tie into a bow. Cut the tail ends of the ribbon in an upside down “V”.

A simple touch but so beautiful!

Neutral Fall Decor

Other Neutral Fall Décor Ideas

Some of my other favorite ways to decorate our home with neutral fall décor:

Neutral Fall Decor

Fall Inspiration on Pinterest

For even more neutral fall décor ideas, be sure to follow me on Pinterest. I am pinning fall inspiration daily, check out my fall décor board for more!

Neutral Fall Decor

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