DIY Mod Podge Botanical Pumpkins

I am a nature girl. I grew up in the middle of nowhere, and loved it. We had no cable, pizza delivery, or even stores. We had to “go to town” for everything. I grew up loving  fall in the country, beautiful colors and crisp air. So when I saw some pretty incredible DIY botanical pumpkins in Country Living Magazine, I knew I had to create my own version…

DIY Mod Podge Botanical Pumpkins

Now, the ones that inspired me were real and the foliage was dried. But, it is still 90 degrees here and there are no pumpkins to be found yet. Plus, I am a little impatient and was not going to wait for the leaves to change and then dry them. So, here is my “faux” 2 step version…

DIY Mod Podge Botanical Pumpkins

supplies needed:

1. Faux White Pumpkins { I used a small and medium one found at Michaels }

2. Foliage stickers. I chose leaves and ferns by Martha Stewart

3. Outdoor Mod Podge

4. Small foam paint brush


Step 1: Make sure your pumpkins are clean and dry. Place stickers on the pumpkins in the designs you like. Make sure to press the stickers down well.


Step 2: Once you have the stickers where you would like them to be, use the sponge paint brush to apply a coat of Outdoor Mod Podge over the stickers. Although they are stickers, I wanted an extra bit of adhesion and wanted to be able to place these on my covered porch, so the Outdoor Mod Podge was perfect to coat them with. 


I love how realistic these stickers were. The texture they added to the pumpkins is beautiful. These are a great fall decor item that I can place out now, and use throughout the season until I decorate for Christmas. I am a sucker for green too, and the colors of the green stickers are fabulous!


The little pumpkin looks so sweet dressed up in these fall leaves. The colors are just perfect, and bring just a bit of orange into my dining room. They even have a raised texture. I was so pleased with how these turned out.


I love using items that represent colors you can find in nature, and these really turned out wonderful and were so simple and quick!

Need some more nature inspired fall decor?

Check out our Pine Cone Flower  Mason Jars



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Trish Flake

Hey y'all! I am Trish and the creative voice behind Uncommon Designs. I adore party planning, holiday celebrations, and all things crafty! I am so excited to share my creative adventures with you!

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  1. says

    This project is gorgeous! I hadn’t considered using the large collection of stickers that I have, and who knew there is outdoor mod podge, where have I been? I have 2 “faux” pumpkins, hmmm, what should I try???
    I linked over from the Inspiration Board Creative Party Hugs, Antonella 🙂

  2. says

    BONNIE!!! Your pumpkins are so cute. I saw those the other day, and was thinking of trying them too. I just loved them. You know what a wacky decorator I am. I like too many styles. I did not know Martha made the appliques!? I was wondering how I would get my fern fronds to curve???? LOL! I might not attempt now, these are pretty fabulous!!!! Hugs friend 🙂

  3. Mary Ann says

    My gosh… even I can do this! I am not crafty at all, but I know where I’m going with my Michael’s discount coupon this weekend! What a great idea, thank you!

  4. Heather @ Beyond the Aisle says

    Wow! I’m so glad I visited this post – I would have never guessed that those are stickers and not actual pressed leaves. So pretty!

  5. says

    Oh my gosh, these pumpkins are so cute!

    I made my own Mod Podge Fall pumpkins, but I never thought of using foliage stickers. I really like how light and airy your pumpkins feel.

    My husband’s always telling me that “less is more” and your Mod Podge pumpkins prove it!

    Thank you for sharing,



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