Absolutely not my idea at all, I will say that. I've seen it on a few blogs this season. But I did want to show the process here because, damn was it simple!
I found the small pumpkin at Joann's for about $3. All of their Halloween stuff is 50-percent off! Woo!
I have a confession: I hate the color orange. I don't know why, but I've never gotten a feel for it. It just always looks tacky. Oh, I don't mind the little bit here and there, but the color itself just turns me off completely. So I was glad to have a way to cover it, but still make it holiday appropriate.
I spray painted the stem with some light blue, but it didn't really want to take, so I gave up.
Using one piece of scrapbook paper cut into strips of varying lengths and widths, the Mod Podging commenced!
Tip: I found it easier to wet the strips with water before Mod Podging the backs. Also, I spread a layer of Mod Podge on the pumpkin for extra hold.
(And, that would be Miss Beth investigating.)
After covering all the (evil) orange with the paper, I added a few more coats of Mod Podge.
The nice thing is, I've used the same paper in my dining room as a mat for pictures, so I was very happy to have some dining room decor.
(See previous post to see the finished product.)
UPDATE: I used some silver ribbon and hot glue to finish off the badly-painted stem.