I like to use pumpkins for my autumn/November seasonal** decorating. I have a pair of dollar store foam pumpkins that I decoupaged several years ago and am no longer liking very much.
I dug searched my Pinterest pins for “pumpkin” for ideas and came upon a pin using paper napkins for decoupage. Wait a minute… I have some tree bark printed napkins that would be just the thing for my vibe!
I sanded down the previous decoupage to even it out a little and painted it brown with craft paint. While the paint dried, I separated the printed layer of the paper napkin from the other layers and cut that into strips wide enough to cover the sections of the foam pumpkin - 3/napkin.
I squidged the napkin at the top and bottom of the pumpkin to help make the bark look a bit more natural. The stem is painted with brass paint. The bottom had just a little bit of undecoupaged paint showing so I used my Sizzix to cut a circle from some printed cardstock to cover it.
**Well, pumpkins, pinecones, and turkeys.