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Fall Leaves on Pumpkins (DIY)

Updated: Oct. 07, 2021

Highlight autumn’s freshest hues on white, orange or pale green pumpkins.

Fall leaves on pumpkin decoratingCountry Woman
Before you rake up all of the fallen leaves in your yard, save a bushel to decorate your pumpkins with this fall. If you don't have any leaves left to rake you can also use silk leaves, which can be found at any craft store. Once done, showcase your fall creation for all to see!

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Fall leaves on pumpkin decorating Country WomanWhat You’ll Need:

  • Pumpkins
  • Fresh or thin silk leaves (see Note)
  • Decoupage glue
  • Sponge applicators
  • Small straight pins (optional)


Step 1:glue leaf on pumpkin

If using silk leaves, tug away fabric to detach plastic spines and discard spines. Brush decoupage glue on an area of pumpkin slightly larger than a leaf. Apply glue to back of leaf. Glue leaf to pumpkin, smoothing as needed. If necessary, keep leaf flat with straight pins inserted slightly into pumpkin.

Step 2: decopage leaf on pumpkin

Coat top of the leaf with decoupage glue. Continue gluing leaves to the pumpkin until the design is complete. When dry, remove any pins and apply another coat or two of decoupage glue to the entire pumpkin surface.

Note: If silk leaves are stiff or wrinkled, carefully iron with steam before applying.

This project originally appeared in Country Woman Magazine. Click to subscribe here.