How to Make Newsprint Pumpkins

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My idea for this project began with a few less than spectacular dollar store pumpkins.

Newsprint fall decor pumpkins and gourds with vintage metal stems. Homeroad.net



My first thought was to just add vintage hardware parts and create stems on these beauties... but no. 

Newsprint fall decor pumpkins and gourds with vintage metal stems. Homeroad.net

That fix sure wasn't working, it needed something else...

I decided to cut up an old book and decoupage small pieces of 
yellowed book pages to the pumpkins.

Newsprint fall decor pumpkins and gourds with vintage metal stems. Homeroad.net

While I liked the decoupaged pumpkins so much better, the stems were still not right. 

I dug deep into my stash of metal lamp parts and came up with pieces that did the trick. 

Newsprint fall decor pumpkins and gourds with vintage metal stems. Homeroad.net

These stems were perfect. I used E6000 to glue the metal pieces to the pumpkins for a funky vintage metal stem. 

Newsprint fall decor pumpkins and gourds with vintage metal stems. Homeroad.net

Newsprint fall decor pumpkins and gourds with vintage metal stems. Homeroad.net

I'd say they've come a long way from those dollar store pumpkins!

Newsprint fall decor pumpkins and gourds with vintage metal stems. Homeroad.net

These newsprint pumpkins are headed to Backstreet Antiques to join the rest of my Homeroad repurposed Fall decorations.

Newsprint fall decor pumpkins and gourds with vintage metal stems. Homeroad.net


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