Make a Super Cool Day of the Dead Pumpkin for Halloween using a Dollar Tree foam pumpkin, mod podge, and napkins from the dollar spot.
This decoupage technique is so easy and fun to use with seasonal napkins…
Some friends are also sharing pumpkin craft ideas today! Be sure to visit each for some amazing pumpkin craft inspiration.
The links are at the end of this post, so please read to the end so you can see all the pumpkin goodness!
For my pumpkin craft, I’m sharing a sugar skull day of the dead pumpkin. My daughter loves sugar skulls and Halloween.
She’s been collecting some really cool artwork and ceramic skulls since college.
We were looking at the dollar spot at Target and were shocked to see really nice Day of the Dead napkins for $1!
She asked what I could make with them and I told her they would be perfect to decoupage on pumpkins. I’ve been on a decoupage kick lately.
There are just so many things you can create with them. If you are a regular visitor here (thank you) you know I love to makeover Dollar Tree foam pumpkins.
Here are several pumpkin makeovers I’ve created:
Dollar Store Pumpkin Makeovers
- Decoupage Dollar Store Pumpkins
- Dollar Store Pumpkin Makeover
- Dollar Store Pumpkin Topiary
- Dollar Store Velvet Pumpkins
- Faux Concrete Dollar Store Pumpkins
- Buffalo Check Pumpkins
Supplies for Day of the Dead Pumpkins
How to Make a Day of the Dead Pumpkin
Start by painting the orange foam pumpkin with black paint. Even though the pumpkin will be covered with napkins, it’s still good to paint it so the black napkins blend better.
You will need 2-3 coats of paint. This is the paint I used:
Next up, remove the top printed layer of the napkin and cut it into four square pieces.
Add a good amount of mod podge to the pumpkin. Wait a minute or two until it gets tacky.
Then you can place the napkin square on the pumpkin. Lightly press it down. Using a plastic bag smooth out any of the wrinkles.
Follow the same process by adding mod podge to the pumpkin. Place the second napkin square onto the next section of the pumpkin. Lightly tap it down and smooth any wrinkles.
This size pumpkin took 3 squares to fully cover the pumpkin. Add a coat of mod podge to the outside of the pumpkin. Let dry.
To make the sugar skull complete, hot glue flowers in your choice of color, to the top of the pumpkin.
I stuck with white and blush colors, but you can go with rich colors of purple and rust if you like.
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My daughter LOVES how it turned out, especially when displayed with some of her collection. I have to say I do like the King and Queen Skull artwork.
And the skull in the smaller frame has white and pink flowers, so it definitely blends well.
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I hope you enjoyed this simple Day of the Dead Pumpkin for Halloween. Enjoy the rest of the pumpkins shown below:
Marianne from Songbird Blog is showing her
Pumpkin Wall Art.
Meegan from What Meegan Makes is sharing how to
Decorate Pumpkins with Vintage Doilies.
Leen from Sand Dollar Lane is showing
How to Decorate Wooden Pumpkins.
Kippi from Kippi at Home has a tutorial on
Buffalo Check Pumpkins.
Michelle from Our Crafty Mom is showing us her
Day of the Dead Pumpkin.
Juliet from A Loverly Life is sharing a tutorial on
How to Paint Pumpkins on Wood.
Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a good day and Happy Halloween!
- Day of the Dead Napkins
- Foam Pumpkin
- Mod Podge
- Craft Scissors
- Black Paint
- Hot Glue Gun
- Paint the orange pumpkin with black paint.
- Remove the top printed layer of the napkin and cut it into four square pieces.
- Add a good amount of mod podge to the pumpkin. Wait a minute or two until it gets tacky.
- Place the napkin square on the pumpkin. Lightly press it down.
- Use a plastic bag to smooth out any of the wrinkles.
- Place the second napkin square onto the next section of the pumpkin.
- Lightly tap it down and smooth any wrinkles.
- Add a coat of mod podge to the outside of the pumpkin. Let dry.
- Hot glue flowers in your choice of color, to the top of the pumpkin.
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