How to Make Newsprint Pumpkins

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...

1. Creating the old newspaper look...

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. 

2. A repurposed stem...

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

3. Applying a sealer...

I applied a clear, matte spray sealer to the pumpkins for protection.

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 to the shop 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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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife of 28 years, the mother of 4 daughters, and the grandmother of 4 grandsons. I am a DIY Blogger and a part time PreK teacher.

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  1. I have done this but used an old hymnal to completely cover the Dollar Store pumpkins! The one I finished is so cute...now to get the second one done! I use it in the Fall for my indoor decorating. I like your stem idea using what you have on hand.

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    1. Thanks Doris! A hymnal must be beautiful!!! Send pics :)

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  2. Omg I’m in love! These are amazing 😉

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