Glam up your fall or Halloween decor with this DIY Black Rose Pumpkin, the second pumpkin in my 3-part series!
It’s time for the Halloween Bring on the Crafts Blog Hop and my second pumpkin! If you missed the first pumpkin, you can catch it here–>> DIY Halloween Glam Glitter Pumpkin. And for more Halloween creations, visit the Halloween Bring on the Crafts Blog Hop at the bottom of this post.
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DIY Black Rose Pumpkin
This DIY Black Rose Pumpkin is the largest pumpkin in my 3-part series. It’s a knock-off of the $59 Midnight Rose Pumpkin from Grand In Road and I did it for less than half the cost (I had most of the supplies)!
Confession time! This was the very first time that I attempted decoupaging with napkins. I scoured Youtube and the internet for tutorials on decoupaging with napkins on a black surface. Guess what? There isn’t any because it doesn’t work! The black background comes through the thin napkin and makes a muddy mess of the print. But I already bought the rose print napkins, so I was committed to using them!
I also asked for advice in several craft groups. For decoupaging on a dark surface, it was suggested to use fabric or wrapping paper because these mediums are thicker to hide the dark background. Ugh, wish I had that advice BEFORE I bought rose print napkins! However, after completing this project and due to the ridges in the pumpkin surface, I would only recommend using fabric or napkins. To me, these two mediums are more flexible and easier to mold without creating wrinkles.
All that being said, I’m not going to lie…this DIY Black Rose Pumpkin does take patience and a steady hand. But…it’s SOOOO WORTH IT!
Supplies (if using napkins):
- white 9″ craft pumpkin
- black chalkboard paint
- rose print napkins
- small detail scissors
- small flat paint brush
- decoupage glue/sealer
Optional for stem:
- paper bag or butcher paper
- hot glue gun/glue sticks
Supplies (using fabric):
- black 9″ craft pumpkin
- rose print fabric
- small detail scissors
- decoupage glue/sealer
- optional stem supplies(see above)
- Cut out the roses from the napkin.
- Separate the napkin layers until only the layer with the print remains. Usually, the napkins are 3-ply and the napkin should separate into 3 layers.
- Apply decoupage glue all over the pumpkin in the area the napkin will be applied. If you are not sure how to apply the napkin roses, see this video on Youtube from a decoupage expert – start watching at 3:48. I tried to get it the napkins as smooth as possible, but I did have a few wrinkles.
- When all the napkin roses are applied, let dry.
Note: As seen in the video, use a good amount of decoupage medium when applying the napkins. Using too little will cause the napkin to tear when you try to smooth it out.
- Use a small flat paint brush to paint between the roses with black chalk paint. Paint the pumpkin in sections. Let dry.
Tip: Paint the pumpkin in sections, using the ridges as a guide and stroke the paint in one direction to lessen any brush strokes.
If you would like to change the pumpkin stem, head over to the DIY Halloween Glam Glitter Pumpkin tutorial to see how it’s done. Once the new stem is applied, paint it with black chalk paint.
Here are all three designer pumpkin knock-off pumpkins completed! Seen here is the DIY Black Rose Pumpkin, DIY Red Ombre Pumpkin, and DIY Glam Glitter Pumpkin. I hope you enjoyed this series and please tag me on social media if you make your own version of these pumpkins!
Now, let’s see what the other hosts created for their Halloween!
Bring on the Crafts – A Craft & DIY Blog Hop
On the first Wednesday of each month, a group of DIY and crafty bloggers join forces. Together with their hosts Marie & Aleisha from The Inspiration Vault and Habiba from Craftify My Love they bring you the #BringontheCrafts blog hop. Each blogger creates a fun craft or DIY project to share that goes with a monthly theme.
September’s theme is Halloween. Each blogger chooses their own craft to make as long as they love it and it’s Halloween themed.
Meet our September Co-hosts!
Join in on the fun!
If you’d like to participate next month, you can request to join our Bring on the Crafts Facebook group. Next month’s theme is Thanksgiving!
Not a blogger, but a creative mind none the less? Don’t worry. Share your awesome creations in our Craft Cult Facebook group. This is also a great place to ask craft & DIY related questions and find inspiration for your next project.
Now let’s see all of those amazing craft and DIY projects!