This Modge Podge Mini Pumpkin Craft is just plain ole fun! Quick and easy Modge Podge turn mini pumpkin into colorful additions to the Fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving decorations. Easy, fun and a little ooey and gooey Fall craft for kids (shhh adults will enjoy this pumpkin craft too!)
How To Make A Modge Podge Mini Pumpkin
Tissue paper in Fall colors
- Decide upon the colors of the mini pumpkin.
- If desired (and suggested) gently remove the pumpkin stem from the mini pumpkin.
- This is why mini plastic pumpkins are so great, the stem is easily removed and then put back in after the pumpkin craft!
- Measure the length of the pumpkin from the stem to bottom of the pumpkin.
- Add 1/2″ to the length. This will allow for extra length at the top and bottom on the pumpkin to wrap the paper and secure. The strips can be easily trimmed before applying if the length needs adjusting.
- Cut tissue strips in the length by 1″ width.
- On a piece of tissue paper, trace the bottom of the mini pumpkin.
- This circle will become the base of the pumpkin to attach the modge podge strips of paper.
- Trim the circle to make it slightly smaller than the bottom of the pumpkin.
- Apply a layer of modge podge to the pumpkin base.
- Apply the tissue paper circle to the modge podge.
- Brush a layer of modge podge on top of the circle.
- Begin modge podging the pumpkin is sections. Each section is one strip of tissue paper.
- Apply a layer of modge podge to from the top of the pumpkin to the bottom of the pumpkin.
- Apply a strip of tissue paper with one end on the top of the pumpkin and the other end on the bottom of the pumpkin.
- Adjust as necessary. Ideally the top of the tissue paper strip will lay on top of the pumpkin and the same for the bottom.
- Apply a layer of modge podge over the tissue paper.
- Tip! If the circle on the bottom of the pumpkin has gotten dry, simply dab a little more modge podge on the circle.
- Now repeat for each strip of tissue paper. Lining up the strips side by side, a little overlap is fine.
- After completing all strips, the last strip may need to have the width trimmed to fit, let the pumpkin dry.
- Now pop the pumpkin stem back into the top of the pumpkin.
So easy! I am a novice modge podge user and this really is an ideal pumpkin craft for kids or adults! But sometimes a craft does not come out as intended and then what! While the experience is always invaluable it is all the time, effort and materials and can be frustrating.
How To Correct Modge Podge Mistakes
Also known as I hate my finished craft! Another reason I love modge podge. Simply let the modge podge dry or dry 75% so the pumpkin is not gooey and peel off the modge podge/paper.
I discovered this little tidbit when making the Fall Mason Jars and it works like a charm.
The main difference between the mini pumpkins (dollar store purchase alert!) is well, these are plastic pumpkins and some of the orange may come off if the modge podge is peeled off which is no problem as the pumpkin is going to be reused for another round of modge podge and tissue paper!
5 Top Tips For A Modge Podge Beginner
- Use a foam brush.
- Use the Original Modge Podge
- Use Tissue Paper
- Find a object that does not need smoothing (pumpkin! mason jars! leaves!)
- Have fun, ooey gooey fun! Nothing needs to be perfect (after all leaves and pumpkins are not shaped “perfectly”)
I am new to modge podge. I can’t believe I had never modge podged until this Fall I made Modge Podge Mason Jars For Fall. Love these mason jars and they were so fun and so darn easy to make. (See above rules 1-5!)
Of course the internet is a great resource to find modge podge tutorials and helpful hints and tricks. But that is exactly why I enjoyed making these pumpkins because there is no game plan, no must do it this way or that way.
It was a spur of the moment glue, paper and go idea when I was sitting decorating for Fall.
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