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22 September, 2011

Country Living Inspired Découpage Pumpkins

I am really excited about my latest project…my Country Living inspired découpage pumpkins! I knew this would be my next project when I spied…

countrylivingpumpkins  …this on the cover of their latest issue! Isn’t this simply gorgeous?  I love the way the pumpkins look as though they have been covered with fabric even though it is actually paper!  Sooo...the magazine hopped in my cart and went straight home with me! Next, I went right to work assembling what I needed. And, as luck would have it, just about everything was half price at Michael’s…including the cream faux pumpkins!

088 I decided that a few things about my pumpkins would be different from those in Country Living. First, I chose a damask pattern rather than toile for one of them. There’s already so much toile in my house and I wanted these pumpkins to stand out. And then, I also decided that I would use the cream pumpkins just as they are rather than paint them white. That just fits better with my decor. Other than that, for the most part, I followed their instructions, found online here.

pageFor the damask pumpkin:  
1. I chose a fabric with a simple damask pattern that would be easy to work with…Premier Prints Avery in Greenage…and bought just enough to have one repeat of the design. I scanned and printed it, making several copies. I used Walmart's cheapest copy paper so that it would be as thin as possible.  Remember…you are working with paper copies of fabric…not fabric!
2. Next, I cut them out and spaced them according to the design, taping them to the pumpkin.
3. I removed the tape and attached each piece of the design to the pumpkin one by one, using matte finish Mod Podge…my new BFF. (Mine was a 25 cent yard sale find.) The process requires some finesse and patience and, quite honestly, it helps if you have some experience with découpaging  spheres.
4. Give the pumpkin a thin all-over coat, let dry and you are done!
This was the easiest one, so if you only want one, I suggest this one!

page1 The calico print pumpkin was a little harder:
1. I couldn’t find any fabric that would do, so I bought scrap booking paper and scanned and printed it. The scrap booking paper would be too thick as is. Plus, I needed about 3 pages to cover the pumpkin.
2. I cut lengthwise pieces about  1 1/2 inches wide, working within the pattern. I attached them with Mod Podge as before. It helps to cut alternating notches about 1/3 of the way in to allow for the curves of the pumpkin.
3. Eventually, the strips got off a little and I had to straighten them back up by piecing in a few odd shapes. Here, you can see an empty spot I am about to cover.
4. Once again, I finished with another final all-over coat of Mod Podge and…taa daa!

015 The pumpkin quilt design was downloaded from Country Living’s web site. I followed their instructions and measured and calculated the size and number of designs I would need and adjusted. A program such as Photoscape…free to download…was really helpful here, since I had to adjust the color a little also.  I found it helpful to make small pencil marks on the pumpkin for the top and bottom of the design.  The little yellow lines are perfect places to cut in some notches to allow for the curve of the pumpkin. If it’s not perfect, it’s OK since you can’t see all sides of the pumpkin at once!  A final coat of Mod Podge to the whole pumpkin and you are through!

stand I didn't have a suitable stand for the pumpkins, so I made my own by painting a small flower pot and a larger saucer and hot-gluing them together. They were also half-price at Michael’s! I used an ivory spray paint since my pumpkins are cream.

BK Baby Kitty says his favorite pumpkin is the one with orange patches…I wonder why!

clpumpkins1Here are my pumpkins in their copy-cat magazine pose…work it, girls!

page2 And here they are with my inspiration…not exactly alike, but just what I wanted for my house! Total spent on the project...about $25. Not bad, huh? And I'll have them forever! What do you think?

And...a little added note...I am excited to say that my pumpkins were featured in their magazine! Thanks, Country Living!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my project! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party and the Pumpkin Parade
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday (first Monday of the month)
Debbie at Debbiedoo's Blogging and Blabbing for the Magazine Copy Cat Challenge
Beth at The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Kate at Centsational Girl for the Fall Craft Party
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Judy at DIY by Design for Fall into Fall on Wednesdays
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Barb at Grits and Glamour for Keep It Simple on Thursdays
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Fabulous Fall Fun
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Rachelle at Fingerprints on the Fridge for Feature Yourself Friday
Roeshel at The DIY Showoff for the Fall Festival
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
See you next time! A la prochaine!

153 comments:

  1. I think they look absolutely awesome! Your grouping is my favorite of the two...it's more vibrant and fun!!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Love the patterns you choose for the pumpkins!

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  3. Wow! this is simply amazing! I LOVE it! You are so innovative...love the design and patterns you chose... truly one of a kind fall decor! Thanks for sharing the steps with us. Have a great weekend~Poppy

    http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

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  4. Makes me want to run out and buy some faux pumpkins before they're all gone. And after seeing your post, I'm sure they will be! I especially like the picture with kitty.

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  5. Oh my goodness! Your pumpkins turned out great!! I saw that magazine yesterday at Wal-mart and thought those pumpkins were so pretty. Yours look just like them! Great job...Kristen

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  6. Debbie!! These are fabulous. When I got my copy of CL the other day, I thought Wow!

    You did a wonderful job and I love how you photographed your pumpkins!

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  7. OMG Debbie....you are so very talented!
    I can tell you were a teacher because you are so very good at following instructions!
    I am wondering can you just use scrapbook paper that you already have instead of scanning it in?
    These are fabulous....better than the mag.!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  8. REally pretty -- I especially like your damask version. I have used pretty paper napkins, separated, to decoupage on various things, and because the paper is so thin, it also works well on curved objects. I immediately thought of that when I saw that CL cover shot. Did you use regular printer paper, or something thinner?

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  9. Wow, Debbie....where to begin?? First, the pumpkins are beautiful -in fact, I prefer your damask to the toile print. Second, that was a lot of work, but now you have them for years to come. Third, love the clay pot and dish for the pedestal. That was very clever! Also,it will work for soooo many things! Bien fait! Linda (p.s. Look for PB to start featuring a clay pot pedestal!)

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  10. Thanks, Cindy and Ellen! I'm glad you like them. To answer your questions, I think the scrap booking paper would be too thick for découpage...or at least, this paper was. I printed everything on the cheapest paper that Walmart sells so that it would be thin and easy to work with! Paper napkins are a great idea, Ellen!

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  11. They look fabulous and of course you make it look so easy. Love 'em!

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  12. You've done a fantastic job! My Country Living magazine was waiting for me when I returned from visiting my sister and painting pumpkins - I just loved the looks created! Great step by step tutorial!
    Hope you have a great day,
    Kathy

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  13. What a great job -- I LOVE it!

    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  14. Debbie, they are fantastic and every bit as good as the CL ones. In fact I like how your colors are a little more vivid than those in CL. Thanks for sharing, these look like a great project to share at church.

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  15. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing with us how you made those FABULOUS pumpkins! Including all the tips and tricks that you used will help us when we want to copy your copy of the pumpkins.

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  16. Absolutely wonderful, Debbie! Love them, and thank you for sharing them with us.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  17. Your pumpkins are as good as the magazine, in fact I am liking your patterns maybe even more than the magazine pumpkins. Well done.

    Carey

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  18. Those have to be the prettiest pumpkins I have seen...♥♥♥ the one in the pedestal. Thanks, Debbie...I may just have to give this a try.

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  19. They turned out great Debbie! Such a beautiful way to display pumpkins! That magazine cover is causing quite a stir:@)

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  20. Debbie, you did a marvelous job. I have that mag, too. I love the patterns you used.

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  21. They're beautiful, Debbie! Thank you for sharing and inspiring me to do this project!

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  22. they turned out GORGEOUS!!!!!! love them!

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  23. Fabulous! I just received the CL issue and have been dying to try this. Thanks for the great tutorial!

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  24. Fabulous, Debbie!! LOVE the damask pattern. thanks for the great "how-to"! so glad you'll be linking up with this for VIF, you're really inspiring me to try it!! xoxo

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  25. Soooo cute, Debbie! I love the designs and the colors. You are so good!...Christine

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  26. amazing job Debbie! And yours have something that CLs doesn't...Baby Kitty in the photo! That is a precious picture!

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  27. Fantastic! I loved these when I saw them on the cover. Yours are wonderful! Great job!

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  28. I blogged on them from the issue and so glad you actually did them and posted! I'm not that crafty. They turned out brilliantly...just as good as the magazine examples. Congratulations!
    Ruth

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  29. GF you are just rocking with these projects lately. I LOVE these pumpkins, and in fact I like yours better than theirs. Not sure I could pull off the quilt one, sounds like too much math involved for me. LOL

    Hope you are well...thinking of you today. Hugs, B

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  30. I agree with Baby Kitty. That is my favorite, too. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x4 + a few more.

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  31. Just about as cute as a June bug on a magnolia blossom in springtime. I love these, they are so clever and look so professional. I think you did a great job and they are faux so they will last forever. I am impressed. Richard from My Old Historic house.

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  32. Great job! You beat me to it. I loved the cover of CL this month. Did you see the offer on my blog for a year's
    subscription to Country Living (and many others)
    for only $5.
    I loved you stand too!

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  33. They're beautiful, you did a fantastic job!

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  34. I found your link at WUW and I gotta say, your pumpkins turned out fabulous! Love the colors and designs you chose!

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  35. Omgosh I just showed these to Hubby wehn I got my magazine this week and said how much I love these!! He liked them too, wait until I show him yours. They are fantastic!! As always you did a wonderful knock-off job!!! I am totally impressed, xo Kathysue

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  36. Totally awesome, Debbie. You never cease to amaze me with your projects. ;-)
    Thinking about you while here in Brittany. ;-)

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  37. I made a pumpkin stand just like yours, but I painted mine green! I painted polka-dots on my pumpkin! I want to try some of the Country Living pumpkins, too. Yours turned out great!

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  38. Oh -- this is absolutely FABULOUS!!! What a great idea to scan the fabric and print it -- never ever thought of that!! You are brilliant! Thanks for sharing these with us!

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  39. I bought that magazine just for the decorating items. But I like YOUR pumkins better! Good job!

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  40. I saw these in their magazine and wished that I could do this. Yours are really wonderful looking, actually prettier than the ones in the mag.

    great job.
    hugs,
    Sissie

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  41. wow these are adorable I am so enjoying your blog I think I will do this with my daughter :-) shes 3

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  42. Love, Love, Love your copycat pumpkins!!! I saw those, too, & want to try them. Yours look gorgeous...prettier than Country Living!!!

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  43. Oh my goodness, these are amazing! I love them all, especially the damask. Good job!
    Karee

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  44. I love, love, love it too! I am so glad I saw this, I think yours look better than the mag. Thanks again
    Nancy

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  45. I'm nuts about it! Honestly, this might just be my favorite fall project that I've seen this year.

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  46. I think these are fabulous and you did a superior job! Baby kitty looks so cute with the pumpkins!

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  47. Debbie,
    You did a fabulous job, darling!!! Seriously...I thought these were photos from the magazine! Excellent!!!OH~h~h, and yes, thanks to your handsome assistant!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  48. Oh my word Debbie. You are so clever. I love them. What a fun idea. I really like your patterns also. Very pretty. Now I can't wait to try and make some. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  49. Thank you so much for posting! This is why I love blogging so much. You saved me a lot of work by showing the best way to do it. I like yours better than the Country living ones!

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  50. Thank you for showing us your version and that you can make changes and still come out with a pumpkin display. Gorgeous choices! I hadn't seen the magazine yet so thanks for brining it our attention.

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  51. Your pumpkins turned out so cute! Better than the originals, the inspiration from the magazine! The green damask is my favorite! :)

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  52. Your pumpkins look incredible and the vignette you created to display them looks beautiful!

    xo,

    Abby

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  53. Debbie -- these are fabulous! I thought they were pretty on the magazine cover -- your's are just as pretty, if not prettier!

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  54. I think my first comment was lost. If not, please delete this one. I never finished reading my CL yet to see how they made those, but just by looking at the photos here, I couldn't tell yours from CL's. I like your's better b/c the colors are more vivid, and I really like the damask. You did another great 'knock-off' project. Have a great weekend!

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  55. Totally incredible, Debbie! They turned out just beautiful!!!!! Thanks for the great tutorial! I'm definitely trying this project out. :)

    xoxo laurie

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  56. I love this twist! Its a new look on decorating pumpkins. They look amazing! Love them :)

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  57. That cover really caught the eyes of a lot of readers, including mine.

    Your verisons in both of the prints are so much cuter than Country Living! Isn't it amazing that blogger are always knocking off something, only to make it better! I love it!

    Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday and helping to make it a success! I appreciate your participation!

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  58. I think you have more than your fair share of patience! I'd be covered in glue and end up decoupaging the cats. And who would have thought to use a planter dish and pot to make a stand? Great work/play!

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  59. Beautiful and such a good idea. They really stand out.
    Have a good day!
    Riet

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  60. I love them! They turned out beautiful. I've pinned this - can't wait to make them.

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  61. they are gorgeous!!!...you did a great job...and as soon as I got my CL mag from the mailbox, I said to my neighbor...Oh wow...look at these...I'm sooooo making them!!!...now I need to get to it!!...you are quick....thx for sharing and inspiring me to do it too!!...my magazine has been on my kitchen counter since it arrived....!!...enjoy them...xo, Mariaelena

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  62. I loved the pumpkins on the cover of Country Living. Yours look gorgeous! I also think your stand is genius. What a super idea! Thanks for sharing your project with us. I will be trying this, too!

    (((hugs))),
    RIcki Jill

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  63. Fabulous! I love the work you did, you're so talented! These pumkins are awesome and they look great in your terrific autumn vignette and thank you for sharing. Have a great weekend. FABBY

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  64. When my copy of Country Living arrived and I saw the cover, I think I actualy swooned! I can't wait to make some. the ones you created are GORGEOUS! thanks for more inspiration and for sharing at TTF. Have a fantastic weekend!

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  65. I was so excited when I saw your post because I just started working on my modge podge pumpkins today! I got the Country Living magazine the other day and just LOVED the cover and knew I would have to do it. I am trying a houndstooth pattern - we'll see how it turns out! Yours look beautiful!
    -Shelley

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  66. I think they're beautiful and you've inspired me to do something with my cream colored pumpkins from last year... or was it the year before! Excellent tutorial as always! Thanks so much!

    blessings. Dixie

    now... I'm off to Round Top with Candy to shop till we drop!

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  67. Your pumpkins are gorgeous - I especially love the damask one...even more so than the toile. I've never tried Modge Podge, but it seems to have a multitude of uses, so I'll have to give it a go!
    Great, easy to follow tutorial - thanks for sharing!

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  68. WOW! These are beautiful!! My most favorite pumpkin I've seen yet in blog land. I would be honored if you linked them up to my Linky Party! www.projectqueen.org
    I'm your newest follower and can't wait to come back.
    PS LOVE YOUR KITTIES

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  69. They look great! I just read my issue and was looking at these!

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  70. I got their copy of the Mag too but I wasn't quite inspired to try my hand at this until I saw your results and tutorial! Fabulous!

    Dawn... The Bohemian

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  71. I ADORE it! I like the ones in Country Living, but I think yours are much prettier. I've really been struggling with my mantle, but I think you can me an idea for just what I need to do. I'm your newest email subscriber!

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  72. Wow I LOVE these! I put black letters on my pumpkins all of the time, but I would never have thought of this. Love, love, love it! Lisa~

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  73. Hi Debbie :)
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  74. So cute! And easy enough to have kids help!

    I'd love to have you link up at my new linky party -

    Creative Genius @ http://www.thecreativepaige.com

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  75. Sorry for a double post, Debbie! I goofed with the one above and erased it. LOL!

    I am so excited over these. They are PRECIOUS. Just love them to bits.

    Thanks for sharing the how-to with us.

    XO,

    Sheila

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  76. These are gorgeous, I made 3, but they are not nearly as perfected as yours but still very nice. One I did with pictures of my daughter taken in fall/halloween and when she cme for dinner last night I gave it to her. She has just bought her first home. The other two were smaller and I used napkins. One had birds on it and I love it. Thank you for the tips, and its too bad these pumpkins won't last a lifetime.
    You did such a fab job on yours.
    Happy Fall
    Hugs,
    Ellen

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  77. Good for you! I love those pumpkins! Can't believe how easy you made it look. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  78. I think your pumpkins look better than the magazine!
    I especially love the damask pumpkin. I'm headed to Michaels!

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  79. I am so in love with your pumpkins. I've seen tons this year - online, in magazines, PINTEREST!!! But yours take top honors. There is just something about that green damask that spoke to me. Love it!

    Dropping by from Under The Table & Dreaming.

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  80. Wow, they are strikingly beautiful. They have the exact look and feel of the ones in the inspiration photo. Well done.

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  81. FABULOUS Job, Debbie! Yours look waaaay better than the magazines & that shot of Babby Kitty cracked me up! I love how your mind works, Lady!

    Thank you SO much for sharing these. I'm going to try black damask on some.

    fondly,
    Rett

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  82. Good gosh - your punkins are gorgeous! Nice job!!!

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  83. Great job! I was over the moon once I saw the cover myself. You did a great job and show that it really is easy.

    So happy you brought this to Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  84. Gorgeous job! I love seasonal decorations that don't 'overtake' the home but compliment it...which I think these would do beautifully!

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  85. Debbie,
    The pumpkins are FABULOUS! You've done a fantastic job. I feel inspired!

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  86. was wild about the pumpkins... until i saw the kitty, then i was extra delighted~

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  87. What a wonderful idea! Thank you for sharing your project with us. Your pumpkins turned out beautifully! Great job!

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  88. Hi, I'm visiting from next door at Met. Monday! I just picked up that magazine last night and wanted to try the pumpkins. Thanks for paving the way and letting me know all the details. Looks like a fun project and I love the way yours turned out.

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  89. These are beautiful!! You did a wonderful job and they look so much like your inspiration.

    Lovely!

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  90. Wow!!! You did a fantastic job! I have been eyeing those pumpkins in the Country Living magazine wishing I had the guts to try it. They look perfect! Happy Fall:)

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  91. Love them! Can't wait to give this a try with my mom - we HEART Halloween!

    Your newest follower,
    Carrie @ projectpossessed.com

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  92. Fabulous! I agree w the rest that your creations are better than CLs! I have a question... are these real pumpkins? I assume they are, but how will they not mold and rot? Or are these inexpensive plastic replicas? (they don't look it!)

    Tanks for sharing and in advance for answering!

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  93. No, they are "faux" pumpkins from Michael's, so they will keep forever!

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  94. Oh I just love your darling pumpkins! I hope you will add your lovely metamorphosis to my Fall in Love linky party on Wednesday.

    Until then, stop by and see the under $20 makeover I gave an ugly brass light fixture.

    Happy Monday!

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  95. I loved them in the magazine and love yours too! Great job! And thanks for the tutorial.

    Have a great day!
    Pam

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  96. I've been dying to try these - yours are marvy and I love the picture with Baby Kitty!

    Jan

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  97. Love them! I have been wanting to try them the minute I saw the magazine cover. I see you were a french teacher. My daughter loves taking french - she is a bit obsessed and wants to go to France for her 16th bday. Any tips for a family of 6 traveling to France? I would love to hear them!

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  98. Isn't Modge Podge awesome stuff. My favorite is the green toile pumpkin.

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  99. Debbie, These are just the most amazing creations- I loved CL's cover when it arrived in the mail. Haven't had any time to create lately, but I may have to give my new pumpkins a little Mod Podge job. hugs, Sue

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  100. I've seen a lot of pumpkins on link parties, but these are by far my favorite! They are so pretty!

    PS I have a $50 cash giveaway going on on my blog right now. Come by when you get a chance! :)

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  101. WOW they are absolutely the cutest pumpkins ever! Thanks for the inspiration, now I need to get busy and mod podge me some pumpkins.

    Enjoy your evening,
    Gail

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  102. Debbie,
    Girl you have done another awesome job on this project!!! They look GREAT...thanks so much for sharing them at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  103. Saw your inspiration in Country Living, but I wasn't ambitious enough to go for it. Yours are stunning--better than CL's. I love, love, love the toile pumpkin.

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  104. I saw the pumpkins in Country Living and thought "how cute". Yours are even better!
    Barb

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  105. Hi Debbie, I love how your pumpkins turned out - Thanks for the tutorial. I saw the article in Country Living - your visuals make it much easier to do. Lori

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  106. Shoot, I paid full price for mine at Michael's!!!

    I haven't done anything with them yet because I couldn't decide what to do, but now that I have read your fabulous tutorial, I think I need to get started. Love all the suggestions from what paper to use and to copy fabric. Thanks a ton.
    Jacqueline

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  107. What a clever and beautiful idea! Thanks for sharing and I'm following you.

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  108. These came out so sweet , It makes me want to run out and buy pumpkins!

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  109. Love these so much---I totally want to try this!
    liZ
    (simplesimonandco)

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  110. I am your 111th comment! wow!! Your pumpkins and tutorial are really neat. I am pretty sure you will get a few 'highlights' on the blogs you have post to!! Awesome stuff!

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  111. This is a very cool idea. I think I'm off to Michaels to see if they have any more of those cream pumpkins left.

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  112. Hi lovely lady.
    I love your Idea for your Beautiful Pumpkins.. I also need to see if Michaels has some cream Pumpkins.
    XXOO Diane

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  113. Debbie- these are amazing!!!! I love this idea and so hope I have some time to make one or 2!!

    We got home from our camping trip and your wonderful book was waiting for me! Great projects and the pictures are just so beautiful!

    Getting ready for overnight guests to arrive any minute but I wanted to come over and say thank you again!!

    Love the little tag and key to- I have it on the little happy fall vignette I showed off in one of my last posts.

    Thank you for blessing me with this great book and your wonderful blog!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  114. Double take! Those are fantastic. Really fantastic. Just like CL or better =)

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  115. Love it! I'd love for you to link up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party!
    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2011/09/wickedly-creative-halloween-ideas-linky.html

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  116. These are beautiful. Mod Podge is truly amazing. Mixed with your talent!
    ~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking Come find me on my blog, A Mother Seeking...

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  117. These look amazing! I saw them on Country Living, but I think these are better! I especially like your damask like pattern. I'm a new follower! I hope you'll follow me back, but no pressure! :-)

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  118. Oh my gosh look at all these comments! I can see why...these are stunning. Well done. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  119. The pumpkins are fabulous and I admire you for tackling the job. I probably will not but am so grateful to know where I can find white pumpkins. We don't have a Michaels in my little town but I'm going through a town that does tomorrow. How fortunate that I read your blog tonight. I am a newbie to your pages.

    Sami from Pontifical.s Porch

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  120. Debbie, I think you have the chic's pumpkins in blogland. They really did turn out perfect!

    Have a great weekend...Tracy

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  121. What a professional looking job! I really like the patterns and colors you chose. Thanks for a great tutorial!

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  122. These are fabulous, Debbie! They look so much better than the ones you copied..love the damask. Thanks again for linking to the Open House party.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  123. Amazingly gorgeous! I love them!! Thanks for sharing your Fall pretties with us at French Cupboard's Handmade Harvest.

    Blessings... Polly
    French Cupboard &
    Counting Your Blessings

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  124. Awesome!!! I have to try one - thanks for sharing!

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  125. Debbie, I know I'm repeating what everyone else has said but your pumpkins are just beyond beautiful! stunning! Thank you so much for sharing with us how you created them.

    Heather

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  126. Amazing! Really great job! I am impressed with your diligence and ingenuity! Great project!

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  127. I found & purchased the same magazine! I used napkins for my project, but I must say my pumpkins didn't turn out as nice as yours. Great job!

    Warmly, Michelle

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  128. Those are beyond amazing!! I love them truely love them!!

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  129. LOVE
    LOVE
    LOVE

    and MOOOOOOOOOOOORE

    LOVE
    LOVE
    LOVE

    ;)

    I was going to do these exact same pumpkins as I, too, fell in love with the CL cover!

    Love/hugs/blessings,
    Lana

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  130. I just love these pumpkins. I will be featuring them tonight at my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks so much.

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  131. LOVE it!! I actually like yours better. I have to do this before the season ends. Last year I tried Martha Stewart's glittered pumpkins. This year these. Woo-hoo!! Can't get enough pumpkins in autumn.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Much love!

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  132. Debbie, Kathysue just left a comment saying you had découpaged pumpkins, too. So I had to see them. I love yours! Love your idea of using a white pumpkin and just placing the individual patterns on top. It's looks great! Unfortunately, they only had really tall thin pumpkins when I visited the Michael's near my home.

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  133. THESE are Spectacular Debbie! Also an inspiration that makes me wanna try it.

    I seen the other day (At QofHearts on Buford) where they made pumpkins out of stuffing fabric and then using twine to make the indentions...I'm going to try that since I already have fabric and twine. Wish me luck! ;)

    Ciao for now...
    CC

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  134. Hey! Wanted to give you a heads up. I highlighted this blog post on my blog today. Included a link to your page. Here is the link:

    http://thehomelessfinch.blogspot.com/2011/10/best-of-halloween-from-around-blogs.html

    Love them pumpkins!!! Lesley

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  135. I just love these, thanks for sharing. Putting them on my To Do list! =)
    MaryAnn

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  136. So cute!! Your's turned out amazing! I did a cookie version http://allpossiblethings.typepad.com/possible_baker/2011/10/shabby-chic-pumpkin-cookies.html
    but you may have just inspired me to give the real thing a try:)

    Jessie B. @ Possible Baker

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  137. I think you did a mighty fine job here, ma'am....they are really pretty.

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  138. Your have out done yourself.. PERFECT...

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  139. These are just great! Dare I say even better then the original? Great job!

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  140. What a great dupe!! Yours look even better than the originals! What talent you have!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  141. These are beautiful, you did a great job, more gorgeous than the inspiration.

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  142. Debbie you are one talented lady for sure. These are just gorgeous! Thanks again for joining me. Enjoy!~

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  143. Debbie,
    yours are so elegant and well done.
    Your make the magazines all look bad if you keep this up~! truly beautiful.

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  144. Fantastic copy-cat idea. I would never have thought of photocopying them onto thinner, cheaper paper so that they decoupage more easily. Well done.

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  145. Hi Debbie... what a perfect copy cat...I love the Damascus one most... it is prettiest...
    Happy if you come to see me at
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    with love from
    Farah

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  146. These are BEAUTIFUL!! What a great idea...thanks for sharing. I found your blog from the Debbiedoos blogging Party. I'm your newest follower. I'd love you to stop by my blog & follow along!
    Sally
    loveofhomes.blogspot.com

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  147. No wonder they featured your pumpkins... Your picture was far and away better than theirs! I am going to do puimpkins like this, this year. Decorating for fall is my FAVORITE.... because it means Christmas is close...which is also my favorite!!!

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  148. These turned out absolutely amazing. I love, love, love your design and featured them on my no-carve, beautiful pumpkin round up today - linking back for the complete tutorial. :-) http://www.meaningfulmama.com/2013/09/10-beautiful-carve-pumpkins.html#comments

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  149. I love these! Hope you don't mind that I included your link on my blog post. These are great! I think I'm going to have to get the kids to help me make some for the porch. You can find the post here: http://definingcrazy.com/2013/10/08/diy-fall-decor-roundup-2/

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  150. What a great idea!! You did a fantastic job! Thanks for sharing!

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