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Decorative Pumpkin

Decorative Pumpkin DIY

    Create a unique, decorative pumpkin of your own by using what you have around your house and in your yard. For these beautiful pumpkins, we used various ferns, colored foliage freshly fallen from trees and shrubs, dracaena foliage, Japanese maples, and various succulents.


  1. Find your foliage. Look around your yard and in the neighborhood. You may even have some house plants that would not mind if you borrowed a few leaves.
  2. Gently wash your pumpkin with a washcloth, towel dry and paint generously with Modge Podge® glue, allow to dry for 10 minutes. This will make the pumpkin a bit sticky which will is helpful when applying the foliage.
  3. Using a paintbrush, apply Modge Podge glue to the back side of the foliage then gently apply to the pumpkin and brush more glue on the front of the leaf making sure to cover the entire piece of foliage on the pumpkin.
  4. Once your pumpkin is decorated with foliage, feel free to add some decor while the glue is still wet. This could be anything from acorns, berries or even succulents. If you would like to add succulents, simply place some moss on top of the pumpkin while it is still wet. Dot some glue on the underside of the succulents and stick them right into the moss.
  5. Allow pumpkins to dry for 24 hours and enjoy!

What you will need

      • White Pumpkins
      • Colorful foliage
      • Modge Podge® Glue
      • Small Flathead paintbrush