Lilly Pulitzer Pumpkin

We’ve had the best time with Mother and Daddy-O in town to see all of the boys various sporting events, lend a hand and just visit with us!!  I waited all week for Mother to get here because I knew she’d want to join me in my Lilly Pulitzer patchwork pumpkin endeavor.  And she sure did!!

 

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It’s super easy, inexpensive and just all around fabulous at the end.  The monogram on the large pumpkin is from HKL Designs.  I asked her to cut it out for me this summer and have no idea where I originally intended to put it.  I think this is as good a place as any!!

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You’ll need:

a craft pumpkin

Mod Podge

paint brush

laser color copies of your favorite patterns on regular printer paper

scissors

glitter

Here’s how:

1. Cut your patterned paper into no bigger than 2.5” squares.  You will want some of those squares cut in half again to cover the rounded parts at the top and bottom of the pumpkin.

2. Working one square at a time, paint a light coat of modge podge on to the pumpkin.  Press down the paper.  Paint another light coat of modge podge on top.  Firmly press down all of the edges.  It will have to crease in places to lie flat.  This is fine!

3. Continue working one square at a time until the whole pumpkin is covered.  You might want to do the top half, let it dry and then finish the bottom half.

4. Once the entire pumpkin has dried, give it a final coat of mod podge.

5. Once the pumpkin has dried again, paint a thin layer of mod podge over the stem.  Cover with glitter and tap off the excess.

Notes:

– If you want Lilly Pulitzer patterns, you can grab the FREE Bunting Pattern and Lilly Backgrounds.

– If you use the printable file, you kind of get two projects for the price of one – the pumpkin and a bunting :-)  I printed the patterned pages out on cardstock.  I then put them back through my printer on the reverse side to print the bunting grid.  I took them to office depot and made one color copy of each patterned side on regular printer paper on their laser copier.  I then cut my original cardstock on the grid lines, laminated and made a cute and colorful Lilly bunting from it!

– Be sure to print or copy these using a laser printer.  If you use an ink jet the ink will smear when you put the mod podge on it.

– Use a very thin layer of mod podge and try not to touch it once you press the paper down.  It will tear if you aren’t careful.  However, a few of ours did tear and we just put a new square on top of it.

– I used four different patterns (I didn’t end up using the boats) and it only took one sheet of each to cover my small pumpkin.

In addition to our pumpkins, we had a soccer game and two baseball games, Honey and I went to the Tech game (with Sister and her mister), we did our standard hibachi dinner, we gorged on Ina’s delish cinnamon donuts and we went to mass.  It was SO nice to have a fun family weekend!!

Live colorfully, y’all!

xoxo

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13 thoughts on “Lilly Pulitzer Pumpkin

  1. Hoorah for the wonderful weekend together! The pumpkins are fabulous and it's always fun to see Queen Bee Marme. :) Jane ~ San Diego

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