Monday, September 21, 2020

Patchwork Pumpkin


I've used wood cutouts from Signopoly for a couple of years now. So, when they asked me recently to be a Signopoly Ambassador, I was thrilled. As an ambassador, they send me things to play around with. And, when they sent me this new pumpkin design, I immediately thought of a quilt.

I knew that I wanted some of the sections to be patterned. If you've followed me for awhile, then you know I love crafting with patterned paper napkins. When I found these napkins at Hobby Lobby, I knew they'd be perfect for this project.
I cut the napkins to fit in 6 of the sections.
I used ModPodge to adhere the napkins to the pumpkin then went over the top of the napkins with another coat of ModPodge. I let the excess part of the napkins hang over the edge until dry, then lightly sanded to remove the loose paper.
I used the colors Florida Orange, Rusty Nail, & Colonel Mustard from the Dixie Belle Paint Company to fill in the remaining sections of the pumpkin.

To define each section & make the pumpkin look more "finished" I added Dixie Belle's Best Dang Wax in the color brown. I filled the grooves with the dark wax using a stiff brush, then wiped it back. To make the wax easier to control, I first added clear wax to the pumpkin on the flat surfaces making sure to keep it out of the grooves.

Of all the Signopoly projects I've done over the years, I think this one is my absolute favorite!

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  1. Sweet pumpkin, Virginia! Love those colors and the napkin pattern choices.

  2. Gorgeous patchwork pumpkin!! I'd love for you to share over at our weekly Wednesday Creative Crafts Linky Party
    Have a great week!
    Creatively, Beth

  3. Great project; awesome job; that brown wax gives it so much character. I love fall projects that are good from now til Thanksgiving!

  4. This is super cute! What a great idea to craft with the napkins. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. I'm visiting today from the Friday Favorites link up. Have a great weekend!

  5. I love it! I stopped scrolling through a link party as soon as I saw it. If you haven't already, please share at Funtastic Friday:

  6. That is one adorable pumpkin! Love it. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

  7. Such a clever idea! Love the patterns you chose. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Farmhouse Friday link party. Hope you link up again.

  8. Thank you for sharing this with us at Farmhouse Friday!


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