What You’ll Need:
- Fresh or thin silk leaves (see Note)
- Decoupage glue
- Sponge applicators
- Small straight pins (optional)
If using silk leaves, tug away fabric to detach plastic spines and discard spines. Brush decoupage glue on an area of pumpkin slightly larger than a leaf. Apply glue to back of leaf. Glue leaf to pumpkin, smoothing as needed. If necessary, keep leaf flat with straight pins inserted slightly into pumpkin.
Coat top of the leaf with decoupage glue. Continue gluing leaves to the pumpkin until the design is complete. When dry, remove any pins and apply another coat or two of decoupage glue to the entire pumpkin surface.
Note: If silk leaves are stiff or wrinkled, carefully iron with steam before applying.
This project originally appeared in Country Woman Magazine. Click to subscribe here.