Saturday, October 15, 2011

Leopard Pumpkin



Last year a friend of mine saw a leopard pumpkin at Michael's craft store. She asked me if I had one..........I didn't........and I couldn't believe that I didn't. (You've seen my collection of leopard Santa's on this blog haven't you?) So....I made myself one. Everyone looks great in leopard prints! ....don't you think? I bought one of those pre-lit white pumpkins at a "to be un-named" big box discount store. The rest of the supplies I had at home. I realize that not everyone has leopard print tissue paper sitting around.........but I have lots of it! I had to dig through my drawer of craft supplies to find my Mod Podge. I kept my fingers crossed that it wasn't all dried up, and miracles of miracles it wasn't. I love Mod Podge by the way......I used it back in the late 60's. (No this wasn't my bottle from the 60's!) Now it comes in all kinds of varieties.........glossy,matte finish, outdoor, sparkle! I would have loved sparkle Mod Podge back then! Those were the days..........the original smiley face, peace signs, In-A-Godda-Da-Vida.........sorry.........took a psychedelic trip back in time for a second. Okay, I ripped the leopard tissue paper into 1-2 inch pieces and slapped in on my pumpkin and brushed the podge on each piece, overlapping them until the whole pumpkin was covered. Once dry I applied another coat of Mod Podge to give him a nice finish. I outlined his pre-cut mouth, eyes and nose with a permanent marker to set off his mischievous grin. I think he looks terrific. I did a small black end table, and a cute vintage sewing box using the same technique. They are fun accent pieces. Go ahead.......find something and cover it with leopard print. It fits in with every decor. Really! If you don't have time to make one.......I have some for sale in my Etsy shop. CLICK HERE .

6 comments:

LazyTcrochet said...

That is a cool pumpkin! Well done!

Copper Leaf Studios said...

(in your best "nature show" mellow voice:)

"During the autumn months, the modgepodge pumpkin's natural predator is the Thanksgiving host, who would love nothing more than to turn him into a fattening pie. But the pumpkin has evolved the perfect defense mechanism: by shedding its orange color in favor of a more practical leopard pattern, it now has the perfect camouflage for hiding in its natural environment, the Vintage household."

Vintage aka Vinty said...

Love it Copper! You definitely have a way with wordage! He does tend to blend in and be camouflaged in my touch of leopard abode!

SToNZ said...

SO cool! I love your leopard-o-lantern, vintage!!

SKnights Art Photography said...

Your leopard pumpkin is so amazingly groovy :)
Seriously, not being crafty at all, I'm always amazed at the great things that are made by those with the gift of craft!

Ira Mency said...

You need to sell these in your Etsy shop, as they are super cool and I'm going to try my hand next halloween on one myself. :)

Your blog is great keep blogging. Nice look and design also!