Let me start out by saying that I will most likely not do this again. Nope. Not again. I would buy some that other people make, but I won’t be Mod Podging my fingers up again any time soon. So let me show you the pumpkins in their finished state first.
I showed you the pumpkins and paper that I had decided to use. I figured going small would make it an easier project. I was very much mistaken. It did not.
I cut my paper into strips, about an inch wide, and had the length go to about the center of the bottom of the pumpkin. I put Mod Podge on, then a strip, and continued that way. Because of the shape, you have to go back and fill in the “gaps” with more strips.
I believe that the Country Living article suggests tearing your toile paper and attaching it that way rather than strips. And, that may be a much better idea. I also think it is a much better idea if you use a larger pumpkin that probably does not have as many grooves to it as these pumpkins.
I hope this doesn’t discourage others from trying this out if you had planned to; this is just my experience and it probably would have gone easier with larger pumpkins. Not every project goes smoothly and I like to share the successes and failures with you.
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