Saturday, October 1, 2011

Halloween is Coming!

I made a quick project this week in preparation for Halloween. I saw these really pretty decoupaged pumpkins on the October Country Living Magazine and I wanted to try one. They used large fake pumpkins which are $10-$20. I'm on a tight budget right now so decided to buy a small $1.47 paper mache pumpkin.

Then I tore up book pages and glued them on.

      Actually, that part wasn't quick! This is also where I realized I was covering paper mache with paper mache. 

                             Then I added these cute bat ladies from The Graphics Fairy.

I added some other stickers and stamps and tied a bow on top and that's it. Oh, I also outlined the ladies with a glittery gelly roll pen and painted the stem black.

Looking forward to making something else for Halloween. Now I need to hurry and get downstairs where there is a fire burning. It's getting cold!! Have a great weekend!!!

I'm linking this to Brag Monday at The Graphics Fairy! Check out what everyone else has made with the beautiful images available on her site!


  1. You did a great job on your pumpkin!

  2. LOVE IT! This looks a project I could maybe possibly do with the kids?!

  3. Thanks guys! Yes, Peg this would be really fun to do with the kids. I just used white glue mixed with water and book pages so you don't need anything fancy. Have fun and if you make them I want to see pictures!

  4. I loved the Country Living cover pumpkins. I like that you used the small paper mache one. So cute!