Monday, October 8, 2012

Altered Pumpkins using Canvas, Paint, and Stamps


I have one more fall project to share with you all.


Altered Pumpkins


These pumpkins are those craft pumpkins that you can buy from Michael's. Mine were plain white so I decided to alter them a bit.

Supplies Used:
Craft Pumpkins
Canvas (sold by the yard at Hobby Lobby)
Mod Podge
Various Stamps (Unity Stamp Co, Ali Edwards, etc)
StazOn Black Ink
Paint Brushes
Various decorations for the top of the pumpkins

Here is a close up of the paint colors I used. Love these colors for fall.

First I measured the pumpkin and cut my canvas to size. Then I painted it and used various stamps and stazon ink to cover the entire piece of canvas.

Next I measured out 1 inch sections in the canvas. Cut a slit in the canvas and then tear the strip of canvas. The canvas will tear in one even strip. I like the look it gives much better than a straight cut.

Place a generous amount of the Mod Podge on a strip of canvas.

Place the strip down on the pumpkin and smooth out any bubbles. Continue to do this until the pumpkin is covered, slightly overlapping each piece for a layered look.

Once you are done, cover the entire pumpkin with Mod Podge to seal the project. It will dry clear.

For the tops of the pumpkins, I first hot glued some natural colored jute around the stem.

Next I hot glued some leaves around the top.

I then rubbed some Distress Stickles (glorified glitter glue) onto the leaves.

I thought my pumpkins needed a sign so I cut some scrapbook paper from the new Harvest Lane collection by Simple Stories. I glued it to a piece of chipboard for more stability, I distressed and inked the edges and then covered the sign in Mod Podge. I am using a Tim Holtz Memo Pin to hold and stick the pin into the pumpkin.

I completed the tops by gluing on some acorns and some curled scrapbook paper.

Here are the completed pumpkins.


Out of all of my projects this fall, these took me the longest to complete. I have them sitting in front of our fireplace cover. I love the pop of color and texture that they add to my fall decor.
Thanks for looking. Please let me know if you have any questions.
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  1. These are simply adorable Shelly. I love me some mod podge. Thanks for sharing.

  2. These are adorable!! You are so crafty and creative.

    New follower from the Texas Bloggers Group!


  3. What a fun project, they turned out great!

  4. These are a great project and turned out fab!

  5. Very cool! I think these might be my favorite of all the mod podge pumpkins I've seen. I really like the strips of canvas. :)

  6. Those pumpkins turned out beautiful!! Very creative.

  7. I love the canvas you used on the pumpkins! They turned out great! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Brilliant! you've just given me so many ideas...thank you! xo

  9. these are really beautiful! I'll bet it took a while to do, but the result is worth it!

    Have a lovely weekend!

  10. WOW! These are awesome :) LOVE THEM!

  11. These are really amazing!!! Love the finished pumpkins!

  12. Wow, amazing! Love the look of these.

  13. This is a really cute display of pumpkins. I love them.

  14. Wow! These are fabulous! I wish i had that many fall stamps.

  15. These are fantastic! Thanks for the tutorial.

  16. WOW!!! Incredibly GORGEOUS project!!! Wonderful!

  17. SO GORGEOUS!!! Thanks for the tutorial, I would love to try something similar!

  18. Those turned out so cute! Great project :)

  19. I love these pumpkins! So cute! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!


  20. visiting from Debbiedoos-I LOVE THESE. The canvas is the key, I tried paper with an awful result. Thanks for the tutorial! come visit if you like!

  21. Hi Shelly! Featuring your super cute pumpkins on this weeks All Star Block Party!

  22. I LOVE THIS!!!! Thanks for sharing.
    Terrie Snow
    (Hurricane, WV)


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