Sunday, September 27, 2009

Fleur De Punkin'

It's Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on The Porch. The mansion is sharing a Pumpkin Metamorphosis.

Skip on over to www.songbirdtiff.blogspot.com to see some Frugal Fall Decor ideas.

Hello ladies... Welcome to the mansion!

OK....all you GRITS (girls raised in the south) out there can feel my pain on this one....if you live down here in the heat and humidity, you can't carve a pumpkin for display until Halloween morning. If you attempt the impossible and carve anyway, your work becomes a big mushy molded mess in a few days. So starts the never ending search for great "carveless" pumpkin decorating ideas.

I saw some neat ideas on BHG this week...









All of these pumpkins involve painting. Very nice, but I am not a great punkin' painter. Then I came across this one... This one is great. Decoupaged leaves. I was inspired!



So...Aunt Kathleen and I got out some black paper napkins, some punkins and some mod podge and got to work...
We cut some fluer de lis shapes out of the black paper napkins. We also cut out a "T."




Then we mod podged the shapes onto the pumkins. This is what we ended up with...




And here is the final resting spot for our carveless punkins... No mush, no mold, no mess, just pretty cajun fleur de lis pumpkins.


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34 comments:

  1. Those turned out great! I would have never though to use modg podge, off to poke in some cabinets....I think I saw some last week........

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  2. I love your pumpkins....great idea using the black paper napkins...they "mold" right into the crevices of the pumpkin...genius!!!!

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  3. Now that looks great! I love Mod Podge...
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  4. I'm lovin' this project! Fleur de lis are my favorite, how did I not think to put some on a pumpkin yet? Great idea and great job!

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  5. Your pumpkins look great! Now I need some Modge Podge and black napkins.

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  6. These are so cute!!! It looks like you had lots of fun creating these pretty punkins!
    Rhonda

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  7. Those look great! and hello to a fellow military wife!

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  8. I've been fearing the Mod Podge, but I might have to try it after seeing how cute your pumpkins are.

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  9. Oh, I like the no mess part! They look great! I will try some of these after we go get our pumpkins this weekend!

    SMiles!
    Michelle

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  10. Love the pumpkins especially the decoupaged ones. Nor Cal and we can't carve til day of either. Thanks for the ideas.

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  11. those are great! Of course, you have fleur de lis pumpkins. You live in LA, the home of that symbol. My husband is from Lafayette and is already teaching our 14 month old to name of that symbol and places it is found in our house. LOVE IT!!!

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  12. Really cute pumpkins! Great job!

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  13. Such a great idea. I hope you will post this to my Wed party.

    I hope you will come by for a visit. I have a Knock Off party every Monday, a Celebrate the Holidays party on Wed and Its So Very Cottagey home tour every Fri.
    Cheri

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  14. Hi Laura! I just love the way your punkins turned out! Great job!!!!!! Never thought to Mod Podge a punkin but your right about the humidity down here! I may have to try this:)

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  15. Holy painted pumpkins batman!! Those are awesome!

    I have a linky party going on over at my place, check it out! http://theshadesofpink.blogspot.com/2009/09/room-month-shade-tutorial.html

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  16. Well, thanks to you, my closet will not get cleaned and organized today....I'm anxious to try this!!!! Soooo cute!

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  17. Love your pumpkins! Stop by for a visit sometime!
    Michelle

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  18. Totally neato pumpkins...really need to try this.

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  19. Love your painted pumpkins. They are so cute. Great idea. Hugs, Marty

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  20. Whoa, those turned out awesome!

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  21. Love your pumpkins...they turned out so cute cute cute...
    xoxo
    Julie

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  22. Love those punkins ! I need to try that !
    Kammy

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  23. What a great project! Turned out beautiful! BHG eat your heart out!Great job!

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  24. Those turned out so pretty. I don't like carving pumpkins. I'd much rather paint them, but I love this idea. Thanks for sharing! I'm having a giveaway this week. Stop by later if you have a chance.

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  25. Hi Laura, here from Susan's party. Loved your decoupaged pumpkins! How innovative using the black napkins to decorate. They turned out so cool! I need to hit the $ store for black napkins tomorrow...
    :-) Sue

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  26. These are too cute!! The idea is awesome but I think you did even a better job at executing them!! They look so good!!
    ~Whitney

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  27. Thanks for linking up!!! I just showed my husband the Louisiana Pumpkin and he loved it! Made him feel at home!!!

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