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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Mod podge pumpkin! {Fall decorating}

Love playing with mod podge!
and I love Fall decorating!
Pumpkins are of course all the decorating rage now, with Fall and Halloween of course they would be. I had a plan!
Remember this?.....


ahhhh..yes, I had a vision...


I hunted and gathered some pretty Fall leaves from our backyard....

WELL, things did not work out for me with this project...
oh crap now what?


hmmm....I have this very old cookbook that I scored from an antique store some time ago.
I love how some is even hand written and other recipes are pinned in the book.


I suppose I could make a kitchen recipe mod podge pumpkin!
So that's what I did....


I was able to mod podge the outdoor leaves, and topped off the pumpkins with them.


Maybe this was a better idea, than the original!


I even left the pins in tact.

Check out some of the pages, talks about phosphates and energy, etc...
pretty neat.  What I am gathering is this woman would cut out recipes from the paper that she liked, then pin them in her own personal cook book.  Not sure just a guess.
Oh btw, all these pages I used were loose leaf.
 I did not tear anything out, they were already falling out.




And here you have my mod podge kitchen recipe pumpkin!


Perhaps there are more out there in google/blog land, but I checked and did not see a specific kitchen recipe one.
If you do, let me know I would love to see it.


Another cute idea would be to mod podge some terra cotta pots with the kitchen recipe, and then add herbs to the pots...
see my mind is already thinking ahead!

Joining:
WOW us Wednesday
Fall decorating party
Tuesday's 10
We did it Wednesday
Fall linky at someday crafts
creations by Kara
Shabby creek cottage

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56 Comments:

Blogger Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

You are ever so crafty and creative. Where do you get your energy and ideas? I want some of that drug.

October 4, 2011 at 5:21 PM  
Blogger Cozy Home Scenes said...

Very clever idea Debbie. That would be perfect in a kitchen or dining room. I'd probably make copies of the recipes though and use the copies if I was going to make one, but only because I love collecting recipes. The history behind the ones people keep and make notes always feel too personal for me to throw away or use in another project.

Have a great night Debbie!

October 4, 2011 at 5:42 PM  
Blogger Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Very cute, Debbie!

October 4, 2011 at 5:53 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That looks great, Debbie. Thanks in advance for joining the party.

October 4, 2011 at 6:04 PM  
Blogger Something Nice and Pretty said...

That is adorable Deb! I like the idea of using a cookbook on it!

BTW I downloaded Goggle Chrome and it still didn't work! It's only on the ones it seems that have the dropdown!

October 4, 2011 at 6:07 PM  
Blogger Debra @ Common Ground said...

ohmygosh, love love love it!! xoxo

October 4, 2011 at 6:11 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Well that is so unique! I love it. I've never seen a pumpkin done like that. You are one crafty mamma!

October 4, 2011 at 6:14 PM  
Blogger Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Debbie...

Oooh...I just love your olden recipe decoupaged pumpkin, my friend! It turned out sooo pretty! Bet you had lots of fun doing this. Was just wondering...are the leaves that you used to embellish the top of the pumpkin...real leaves? And...if so...did you mod podge them as well? They look fabulous!

Thank you for sharing your new autumn pretty with us! What a creative and talented lady you are, my friend!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari

October 4, 2011 at 6:25 PM  
Blogger housedressingblog.blogspot.com said...

Do you ever sleep? You come up with the most creative stuff, and actually find the time to do it! ENVY!!!!

October 4, 2011 at 6:27 PM  
Blogger Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Yep, I sleep a solid 8 hours every night. I wake up, shake the cob webs and get busy on my next idea LOL! Of course this is after the boys are off to school, laundry, cleaning and all the fun stuff in between.

October 4, 2011 at 6:32 PM  
Blogger ♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Mighty pretty Deb. I like it with the stained paper recipes .. makes it look very old world.

xo
Sonny

October 4, 2011 at 6:36 PM  
Blogger Nichol said...

Hi Debbie! You did a great job, so clever of you. I love old recipe books. I actually just picked up four at a yard sale for only .10 each, crazy people. Love your fall decorating recipe pumpkin!

October 4, 2011 at 6:41 PM  
Blogger ❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

So nice you were able to rescue your project with plan "B". It turned out great, and a perfect fit or any kitchen:)

October 4, 2011 at 6:56 PM  
Blogger Shabby Marilyn said...

Great ideas, I love the leaf pumpkin, I have a habit of collecting wonderfull fall leaves, I now should do something with them! Love the pumpkins, thanks

October 4, 2011 at 7:02 PM  
Blogger Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

What a great idea!! Love the different shades of patina on the recipe pages too.

October 4, 2011 at 7:14 PM  
Blogger Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

That's a really cute idea for the kitchen!! You are very ambitious - and clever!

October 4, 2011 at 7:14 PM  
Blogger Peggy said...

Debbie, this pumpkin is the cutest ever! I love it. Peggy

October 4, 2011 at 7:18 PM  
Blogger laurie said...

only you Debbie doo's looks at a vintage cookbook and see's a pumpkin,, only you and are we not blessed to have you,,, this is so cute ,, well rather classy I would say,

October 4, 2011 at 7:26 PM  
Blogger Michele Smith said...

This is a fabulous idea Debbie and I've got TONS of old cookbooks around here!
Thank you for the inspiration.

October 4, 2011 at 7:50 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

Genius, Debbie! I am addicted to Mod Podge too, and have been wanting to decoupage some pumpkins. What a fun project! Those old recipes sure are fun, aren't they??

October 4, 2011 at 8:00 PM  
Blogger Tauja said...

Wow Debbie! You never disappoint! Absolutely beautiful pumpkins-so creative!!

October 4, 2011 at 8:04 PM  
Blogger Glenda/MidSouth said...

Cute idea! No - I have not seen one with recipes before, but like the end result.

October 4, 2011 at 8:27 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

I'm pretty sure this one is a Debbie original. You are so darn clever. I love it!

October 4, 2011 at 8:35 PM  
Blogger Grammy Goodwill said...

Once again you have surprised me with your ingenuity. I love it.

October 4, 2011 at 8:38 PM  
Blogger Olive Cooper said...

Love the use of old recipes Debbie. I am doing good if I set out my old concrete punkin on the porch. ♥O

October 4, 2011 at 8:56 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Debbie,
I love how your mind works! Your kitchen pumpkin turned out cute! Can't wait to see your other ideas come to life :)
Wendy

October 4, 2011 at 9:40 PM  
Blogger Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

This is a neat idea....you could narrow it down to pumpkin recipes!! It looks cool...oh, and as a prop with a pumpkin pie post...see, now you got me thinkin'!

October 4, 2011 at 9:46 PM  
Blogger At The Picket Fence said...

Love it Debbie! You never cease to amaze me! :-)
Vanessa

October 4, 2011 at 9:50 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Very unique. You have the best ideas. I have to get my Mod Podge out and get to work.

October 4, 2011 at 10:18 PM  
Blogger The Garden Bell said...

Finally, it took me a long time to figure out how to get this laptop to sign in for commenting. Just look at all you have been up to the last few days. You go Deb.... adore that picture of the three vases of flowers by the way. Nice capture. Time to hit the hay. We have another day of hunting for that perfect tree tomorrow.

By the way, the cookbook modge is so so clever. You did loss any good recipes, did you?

October 4, 2011 at 10:27 PM  
Blogger Denise said...

Too cute! Just too cute...

October 4, 2011 at 10:31 PM  
Blogger carol ann said...

Love your idea! So cute!

October 4, 2011 at 10:36 PM  
Blogger CalypsoInTheCountry said...

Very cute idea! I actually started a modge podge pumpkin last week but was not happen with the direction it was going! I have to get back to that and try again! Thanks for swinging by!
-Shelley

October 4, 2011 at 10:47 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Very cute and creative!

October 4, 2011 at 11:11 PM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

Really cute idea, Debbie. Is there one on there for pumpkin pie...or were you afraid it would scare the seeds outta the old boy?;>) xo Diana

October 4, 2011 at 11:14 PM  
Blogger ReFresh ReStyle said...

What a great idea for the kitchen! You're a genius!
Debbie

October 4, 2011 at 11:17 PM  
Blogger Shelia said...

You're amazing, Debbie Dear! I love it! Do you dream of projects at night? :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia;)

October 4, 2011 at 11:18 PM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

You are one very clever woman! I love that old cookbook!

October 4, 2011 at 11:46 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Very cute, and so unique! I love pieces that have history. I'm also loving the herb pot idea!



Kelly

October 4, 2011 at 11:56 PM  
Blogger My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I love your pumpkin Debbie! So clever and cute. A perfect accessory for your kitchen.

Danielle

October 5, 2011 at 12:47 AM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

Girl, once you started crafting, we can't hold you back...You have amazing ideas! I am quite sure the recipe pumpkin is original!

Carol

October 5, 2011 at 1:12 AM  
Blogger Debbie said...

That is a great idea! I love the way it came out.

October 5, 2011 at 6:09 AM  
Blogger Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

Cute, cute, cute!!! Great blog. I just found you and am now a follower.

October 5, 2011 at 6:32 AM  
Blogger Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Dangit, Debbie, I have not even bought the first pumpkin yet!!! ARGHHHHHH!!!!! I have got to get it together....

October 5, 2011 at 8:14 AM  
Blogger Francine said...

That pumpkin turned out so sweet! :)

October 5, 2011 at 8:21 AM  
Blogger Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

SO clever! I think I need to be on the look out now for an old cookbook! Didn't see in your post if the leaves are real? Did you Mod Podge those too??

October 5, 2011 at 8:24 AM  
Blogger Formerly known as Frau said...

Love it so clever and I especially like the terra cotta pot idea too! Have a wonderful day!

October 5, 2011 at 8:39 AM  
Blogger ~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

This is a nice idea..with the recipes! I'm seeing so many interesting ways to decorate pumpkins! I want to paint some cheap artificial ones! But I never paint! lol ♥

October 5, 2011 at 8:41 AM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

OMG Debbie that is so cute! Now I want to make one:) Martina

October 5, 2011 at 9:17 AM  
Blogger Kirsten @ Mushki Loves said...

LOVE this idea! AND the pot filled with herbs idea! ( I think I just might have to steal that one!) I would love it if you would link up to my party! http://mushkiloves.blogspot.com/2011/10/mushk-loves-my-stuff-party-2.html

I am so pinning this right now! And becoming a follower of your blog!

Hope to see you there!
Kirsten

October 5, 2011 at 10:50 AM  
Blogger linda said...

i love this idea and the pretty leaves at the top are perfect

October 5, 2011 at 11:31 AM  
Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

Love it! Of course, I love recipes and cooking so this would be perfect in "my" kitchen. LOL

xo
Pat

October 5, 2011 at 3:06 PM  
Blogger Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Debbie,

What a great idea! That happened for a reason...I love the stained written recipes! I like your idea about the pots and herbs great gift idea for your foodie friends or as a hostess gift!
All the Best,
Christine

October 5, 2011 at 3:58 PM  
Blogger Mod Podge Amy said...

How fun - what a great creation! I agree, perfect in a kitchen.

October 5, 2011 at 9:57 PM  
Blogger The DIY Family said...

Wow!!! This is so creative and rustic looking!!! I also love the terra cotta pot idea...they would look beautiful in any window sill!!!

October 6, 2011 at 8:35 PM  
Blogger http://findingsecrettreasures.blogspot.com said...

Love your pumpkin! Fantastic idea! I just might try this!

October 11, 2011 at 10:15 AM  

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