How to make an Instagram Photo Pumpkin

Whoa! I’m doing a lot of Halloween tutorials as of late. I guess the Halloween season puts me in a creative mood!  So without further ado, here’s my latest…an Instagram Photo pumpkin. I’m super addicted to Instagram and playing with fun photo filters, so this pumpkin was a no-brainer project for me.  If you are wanting a totally unique, totally you pumpkin or a special pumpkin to give as a gift, this is the pumpkin for you!
What you need:– Small pumpkin
– Laserjet printouts of your instagram photos (I just tiled mine up in my Preview program on my mac)
Note:  I tiled up about 20+ images to cover my small pumpkin
– Scissors or paper cutter
Collage Pauge Instant Decopauge Medium
– Plate to pour your Collage Pauge onto
– foam brush (if desired)
1. Cut out each of your images from your laserjet sheet. Laserjet works best for this project as the ink doesn’t smear.  Apply a little Collage Pauge to the back of your image.
2. Apply the image onto the pumpkin and adding another coat of Collage Pauge with your finger (or foam brush). Do your best to smooth out any bubbles or wrinkles.

3.  Continue randomly applying your images to your pumpkin, overlapping as you go. I didn’t want to leave any pumpkin areas exposed. I also covered the stem for a cohesive look, but you could also use glitter or paint to embellish the stem. Let the Collage Pauge dry (this will take an hour or so).

Can you believe this pumpkin was that simple?  Yep, you can make and display it in a couple hours.  Notice the little girl in the photo above?  Yep, that’s me circa 1984. And the skull at bottom is a piece by my friend Crafty Chica.

You can use photos of people, things, or your pets. The ideas are endless. You could also just do it entirely in black and white. It’s up to you!

Until next time Swellions!


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  1. says

    This is one of the coolest pumpkins I have EVER seen! What a fun, fantastically unique idea. I need to break out the thesaurus because Awesome isn’t enough for this creation!


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