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October 13, 2014

DIY Paper Mache' Pumpkin Home Decor!

Cut 'n' Boss Design Team: Debbie Sherman Week 2

Just like Cinderella this pumpkin got the transformation of a lifetime with the Teresa Collins Cut 'n' Boss  & the talented Debbie Sherman! See the gorgeous project below!

Hi everyone!  Debbie with you today to share a fun project just in time for Fall decorating.

This project is pretty simple and actually I took it few steps further than you really have to.  You don't really have to add the base to this but I wanted to add more leaves.

Turn this: 

Into this:

 I started of with a bare paper mache' pumpkin.  To get this Aged Metal look I used HVAC tape...the kind you buy in the hardware stores.  It has and adhesive backing so it's easy to apply.  I ran strips of the HVAC tape through the Cut n Boss using the Design Grids embossing folder. I adhere the tape in small pieces so it would go around the round edges of the pumpkin. After the pumpkin was covered I applied black acrylic paint to the tape and then wiped it off as I went along.  

You can see the how-to technique in the picture video below!

It gives this aged effect you see here!
I embellished the pumpkin with  silk leaves, flowers, burlap ribbon and twine to finish it off.

Hope you enjoyed this project today and I hope you will give this aged metal technique a try.
Products I used:
Black Acrylic Paint

Additional Items used:

Paper Mache Pumpkin
Silk Leaves
Tattered Angels Sprays in Various colors
Diamond Glaze
Diamond Dust
Burlap Ribbon
Miscellaneous Flowers

Visit Debbie's blog here.

Thank you Debbie! WOW! I mean, using tape is WAY easier than modge podge and paper! What a great idea! What do you think? Did you know Debbie used tape for this project at first glance?


  1. FABULOUS! Love the tape idea. I've been looking at my roll for the last couple of days... :)

    1. Isn't' it smart?! Thank you for stopping by! Hoping you find the tape soon!

      Team Craftwell

    2. Thank you!! Can't wait to see what you create with it!

  2. This is gorgeous Debbie, love the technique and your project!


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