DIY Lace Pumpkins

There’s nothing better than the first sight of pumpkins in early October . . . a sign that fall is officially here and the holidays are soon to follow. While I’ll be carving a few shapely gourds in time for Halloween next week, I was inspired to decoupage a small batch with paint and black lace. They’re delightfully ghoulish and a great way to keep those pumpkins lasting longer!

You’ll need:

Start by painting the pumpkin with a light colored paint.

Allow it to dry completely before adding a second coat. Use a smaller brush to paint the stem black.

Position the first applique on the dried pumpkin. Apply a single coat of Mod Podge over the applique. Repeat the step on any additional appliques and allow to dry completely.

Try different techniques like decoupaging a strip of thick fabric lace around the bottom of a pumpkin. This might require turning the pumpkin on its side and allowing different sections to dry at at time. Have fun and Happy Halloween!

(tutorial adapted from Country Living; all images by HonestlyWTF)

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94 Comments

  1. Reptilia wrote:

    Hahaha this is too cool!! Love it!

    http://www.justreptilia.com

    xx

    10.23.12
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  2. Bonnie Clyde wrote:
    10.23.12
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  3. Stella wrote:

    Great!!!!!!! These patches will also look good on my white t-shirt which I bought from teesort.com

    10.23.12
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  4. Kate wrote:

    These are so lovely! I went to a pumpkin carving party this weekend and it’s the last time I want to actually carve one of those bad boys…this is the way to go 🙂

    Kate

    http://www.thrillofthechaise.com

    10.23.12
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  5. Awesome idea!

    xoxo
    Fashion Agony blog

    10.23.12
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  6. EmerJa wrote:

    WOW!! Original and perfect idea. Love it!

    http://www.emerjadesign.com

    10.23.12
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  7. Natalie wrote:

    omg! this is just the cutest thing ever!! http://www.fashionifancy.com

    10.23.12
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  8. when we wander wrote:

    I love this idea! Such a fabulous take on a traditional activity.

    10.23.12
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  9. VotreAmie wrote:

    If someone was to tell me that a pumpkin could be delicate, refined and feminine, I’d tell them they’re crazypants. Ladies. You have proved me wrong!!! Absolutely adorable idea!!!!
    x
    http://www.iloveublank.blogspot.com

    10.23.12
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  10. Sooo pretty! It’s a pity we don’t celebrate halloween here in France.

    http://www.tributetothetribe.com

    10.23.12
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  11. Craving for Barneys wrote:

    Love it! Great idea for my pumpkin!

    Miami in http://cravingforbarneys.com

    10.23.12
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  12. THE STEL STYLE wrote:
    10.23.12
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  13. dimitri wrote:

    What a great DIY! I really love the result. It’s a brillant idea.

    dimitrisalon.blogspot.fr

    10.23.12
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  14. silvia wrote:

    This is just perfect. Thank you! I am sooo doing this
    http://loulouclouclou.blogspot.com.es/

    10.23.12
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  15. dimitri wrote:

    What a great DIY! I really love the result. It’s a brillant idea.

    10.23.12
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  16. Monica wrote:

    I’ve seen a lot of pumpkin DIYs around the internet lately, but I think this one is one of my favorites! My bedroom is mainly black and white, so these would looks perfect in it 🙂

    10.23.12
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  17. style-xyz.blogspot.com wrote:

    I totally love this idea! these pumpkins look really stylish 🙂

    10.23.12
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  18. Luana wrote:

    Nice idea !!

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    Take a look!

    http://www.thegavlaks.com

    10.23.12
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  19. These are so pretty and a way to be festive and fashionable!
    Michele
    http://inwithskin.com

    10.23.12
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  20. awalkinthecloset wrote:

    Thanks for sharing this DIY! I love how elegant it looks!

    10.23.12
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  21. sofagirl wrote:

    Love it – very interview with a vampire.

    10.23.12
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  22. Natalie Miller wrote:
    10.23.12
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  23. julie olsen. wrote:

    I am definitely doing this as soon as I get the chance! These are beautiful!

    http://turquoisewildflower.blogspot.com

    10.23.12
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  24. Jenny wrote:

    Really fantastic and *classy* autumn decor. I am so tired of fake giant, hairy spiders everywhere (I just really hate spiders, haha) I wish more people would decorate for their seasons/holidays this way. It’s inexpensive, better than plastic, and oh so pretty!

    10.23.12
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  25. Stephanie wrote:

    sexy pumpkins! love it!

    10.23.12
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  26. jemke wrote:

    wauw! so nice! i like a lot!

    10.24.12
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  27. Mira wrote:

    Awesome. You have the best ideas. They looks really stylish now!!!
    xo

    glamDevils

    10.24.12
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  28. bex wrote:

    pumpkin moulin rouge! fab

    10.24.12
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  29. So funny! Your DIYs are always original and unexpectable!
    🙂

    9lla.it
    fashion – beauty – DIYs

    10.24.12
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  30. AlinaLoves wrote:

    They are so beautiful, I have never seen a pumpkin decorated like this, I love it! 🙂

    10.24.12
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  31. cristi wrote:

    Awesome tutorial. Looks really cool!

    Hi! I’m an editor @ hipshops.com

    10.24.12
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  32. Tanya wrote:

    These look so so gorgeous, I wish Halloween was bigger in Australia.

    10.24.12
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  33. Kelly wrote:

    These are absolutely gorgeous!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

    10.24.12
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  34. irene wibowo wrote:

    cool.. so awesome. 🙂
    Irene Wibowo

    10.25.12
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  35. Amber wrote:

    So cool. This idea would be great for a fall themed black and white wedding!

    10.25.12
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  36. maria josé wrote:

    una idea estupenda. me encanta vuestra pagina de DIY

    10.25.12
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  37. cathy wrote:

    Cooolest pumpkins by far! Good job! (:

    check out my post on how to bring a lace dress into fall!
    http://onceuponasprinkle.blogspot.com/2012/10/denim-lace.html

    10.25.12
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  38. Yes indeed, Halloween can be elegant: wonderful idea!

    10.26.12
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  39. Meghan wrote:

    My mom and I did something like this a few years ago, but we took the lace, sprayed one side with spray glue, stuck it on the pumkin, spray painted the pupkin, and after drying, peeled the lace off. You get an awsome print on the pupkin, and can reuse the lace several times. Nice look!

    10.26.12
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  40. Meghan wrote:

    *pumpkin… spell check would help me!

    10.26.12
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  41. What an original idea! Best choice of colour!

    10.26.12
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  42. Brittnie wrote:

    Such a cute idea! Love DIY. These are incredibly chic pumpkins!

    10.26.12
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  43. Güler wrote:

    great post!

    my DIYs ——–> http://gkdone.blogspot.com/

    10.28.12
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  44. María wrote:

    We’ve linked your DIY in our craft blog. http://maricuchibricas.com/
    Your idea is lovely!!

    maría

    10.31.12
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  45. Adriana wrote:

    Very cool!

    11.1.12
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  46. duygu wrote:

    Don’t they decay? They really look so nice! what a cool idea!

    11.21.12
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  47. stephanie wrote:

    I heart these:)

    10.1.13
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  48. Vivien wrote:

    Love it! Great idea and it looks soo fancy.
    I featured your project on my Weekend DIY http://craftsmitherz.blogspot.de/2013/10/weekend-diy-pumpkins.html

    Thanks for sharing!

    10.11.13
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    12.20.13
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