I’m pretty sure you have a plastic pumpkin bucket in your house.
A while ago I was staring at mine and noticed that the lines of the pumpkin are really, quite nice. Similar to a fishbowl, almost. They are deep enough to hold a flower arrangement, or sewing notions, or legos, or crayons, or kitchen utensils, or rolled up towels, or…or…or…or…or…STRAWS!
I’m wild about drinking straws. Can’t get enough of them.
I also can’t get enough pedestal bowls. Everything looks better on a pedestal. Everything.
There is no tutorial on this because I didn’t take photos as I made it. And, as someone who is known to, ahem, ramble on occasion, I’m trying to challenge myself to rely on visuals more than words.
Tip: If the pumpkin’s eyes/mouth are indented, cover them with duct tape before decoupage.
Tip: Dilute the glue with equal parts water and mod podge, for a smooth, water resistant finish.
Tip: Scraps from leftover coffee filter flowers make THE BEST decoupage materials. If you have ever made your own confetti by punching holes in tissue paper, you will recognize where the gold bits came from.
Now you have the fanciest candy bucket in town!