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 another pumpkin craft! If you missed the first pumpkin, you can catch it here–>> DIY Halloween Glam Glitter Pumpkin.
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 and will help to hide dark backgrounds. Ugh, wish I had that advice BEFORE I bought rose print napkins! Oh well… after completing this project, I would only recommend using fabric or napkins because these would be easier to manipulate over the pumpkin ridges. To me, these two mediums are more flexible and easier to mold without creating too many wrinkles.
All that being said, I’m not going to lie…this DIY Black Rose Pumpkin does take lots patience and a steady hand. But…it’s SOOOO WORTH IT! So let’s get to the tutorial and get this done!
- white 9″ craft pumpkin
- black chalkboard paint
- rose print napkins or your choice of floral napkin*
- small detail scissors
- small flat paint brush
- decoupage glue/sealer
Stem - optional
- Hot glue gun/glue sticks
- Paper bag or butcher paper
- 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 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.
* Floral print fabric can also be used in place of paper napkins. Just make sure it isn't too thick.
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Deco Art Americana Decou Page Widemouth Paint for Napkins, 8-Ounce
SINGER 00557 4-1/2-Inch ProSeries Detail Scissors with Nano Tip, Teal
2 Pack 20 Pcs Round Pointed Tip Paintbrushes Nylon Hair Artist Acrylic Paint Brushes
FolkArt Home Decor Chalk Furniture & Craft Paint in Assorted Colors, 16 ounce, Rich Black
Floral On Black Flowers Paper Napkins Decorative Individual Luncheon Decoupage Party Napkins 6.5" X 6.5" Folded Set of 4
AdTech 0453 2-Temp Dual Temperature Hot Glue Gun Full Size, White
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!