Paper Mache Mosaic Pumpkin
This paper mache mosaic pumpkin is super easy to create. And it will be the perfect touch for your fall decorated home.
- The P Studio- Paper
- Heirloom Traditions transfer and decoupage gel
- Most important, a paper mache pumpkin
- Muddy Pond Wax
- Foam Brush
When I saw this paper mache pumpkin the idea of creating it into a mosaic came to my mind. To create this mosaic I tore the paper into little pieces. Then I applied a little glue to the section I as starting on, and also a little glue on the back of my torn piece of paper.
I started at the top of my section and worked my way down. Tearing pieces of paper off as I went along, creating a mosaic look. This paper was a little stiff, so I had to press down a little the more I worked down the section of my pumpkin.
As you work around your pumpkin you’ll need to figure out how you would like your colors or pattern to look. I had an odd number, so I wasn’t able to repeat the same colors all the way around. One of my pretty papers was only used in one section. You can do a different color in each section if you wanted to, or use all of the same color too. I thought it would be fun to mismatch it just a bit.
On the stem, I used paper that looked like old wood. Once your pumpkin is completed you can add another coat of glue on top of your whole piece and be done with it. I decided to add a little patina to mine, so I pulled out my Muddy Pond wax and using a old cut up white t-shirt, I applied the wax, working in sections. I really worked it in, and wiping it off as I went along. Here’s my finished pumpkin.
See how simple it is to create a piece of art on a paper mache pumpkin. If this isn’t your thing, you can paint these pumpkins too. Think about creating a design or stenciling a design on it.
Are you ready to get your craft on?
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