Fall Leaf Pumpkin Centerpiece

Fall Leaf Pumpkin Centerpiece

Decorated pumpkins don't always need to be spooky. Now that Halloween has passed, try making this beautiful fall centerpiece showcasing the changing leaves of the season. Next time you are out for a nice fall walk, collect some fallen leaves to craft with—the more colorful, the better. Then pick a pumpkin that hasn't been carved to work with. Try a white pumpkin to ensure your fall leaves really stand out, or work with an orange pumpkin for a subtler effect. Freshly fallen leaves work best when they are still somewhat pliable, especially ones gathered in the morning when the dew has kept them moist. The only other craft ingredient you need is some decoupage. To create your fall leaf centerpiece craft, simply apply a thin coat of decoupage on the area of the pumpkin you want to apply a leaf to, attach the leaf, and apply another coat on top of the leaf. If you aren't ready to work on your pumpkin centerpiece craft immediately after collecting leaves, place them in between pages of a book to dry. When you are ready, gently apply decoupage on the leaf to add moisture back into it to make the leaf easier to work with and mold around your pumpkin. Keep in mind the thicker the leaf, the harder it will be to work with. Thinner leaves work the best for this craft. If you need to, when the decoupage is somewhat dry, you can keep pressing your leaves onto the pumpkin to adhere nicely. This fall season, get crafty and preserve some of the beautiful fall colors while making your own stunning fall leaf centerpiece.