As a child I loved to watch the holiday specials on TV, including the Peanuts Great Pumpkin. In honor of the Great Pumpkin here is my mixed media version using the Clear Scraps shiplap large pumpkin shape.
I chose to use a decoupage effect with modge podge and 2” strips of paper. I used Halloween paper, but you can use any decorative or plain paper and have a fall pumpkin or a special color pumpkin. modge podge with paper is easy to use but can be messy. First put a layer or modge podge on the pumpkin board and then add a strip of paper, overlapping paper to hide edges. Put another layer of modge podge on top of the paper. I also tore the paper into smaller strips and pieces to add dimensions and coloring to my pumpkin. Keep layering modge podge and paper until you are happy with the look of the pumpkin. Add one final layer of modge podge over everything and let dry completely.
Next up is my little pumpkin shaker from Clear Scraps. I covered the base with a coordinating paper, I used a craft knife to cut off the excess paper. Next, I added two of the frame pieces to give an edge, added in the Clear Scraps shaker bits for Halloween (look close there are tiny bats, so cute). Then topped it off with the final frame piece and acrylic cover. I added on some twine to the stem and attached to my pumpkin. I love the way it turned out, perfect for a Halloween decoration.
A trip to the dollar store where I was able to pick up fall ribbon and flowers. I added these at the top. For an additional effect I used the Clear Scraps pumpkin shaker to add in for fun decoration.
Check out all the Clear Scraps shiplap shapes. These make great gifts for family and friends. All of these can be used as wreath attachments as well. Find a readymade wreath you like or create a wreath of your own and add these shapes to them with pipe cleaners or wire to hold in place.