Tissue Pumpkin Jar
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Tissue Pumpkin Jar

This pumpkin jar is a snap to make using just tissue paper and Americana® Decoupage.
Craft Time: 30-60 minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Americana® Decoupage Glue Matte
  • Americana® Acrylics – Burnt Sienna
  • Glass Jar - Smooth Quart
  • Paintbrush – ¾" Flat
  • Paper Towels
  • Water Container
  • Palette (or Plastic Plate)
  • Scissors
  • Scrapbook Paper (or Cardstock)
  • Tissue Paper – Orange and Light Green
  • Jute, Hemp, String or Yarn
  • Votive Candle (or Votive with Battery)

Project Instructions

Step 1 Tear orange and green tissue paper into small, uneven pieces (about 1").

Step 2 Cut jute, hemp, yarn, or string into pieces that fit from jar neck to bottom.

Step 3 Use Decoupage Matte Glue to adhere jute on jar to form pumpkin sections.

Step 4 Apply Decoupage on jar in one area at a time. While wet, imbed orange tissue piece. Push tissue to wrinkle a little and then apply more Decoupage. Continue with tissue and Decoupage, overlapping tissue pieces, until jar is covered.

Step 5 Repeat Step 4 using light green tissue on jar neck.

Step 6 When dry, side-load brush (Fig. 1) with Burnt Sienna and use to shade in each side of covered jute.

Step 7 Cut leaf shape from scrapbook paper or cardstock. Adhere jute down leaf center. Tie neck of jar with another piece of jute and attach leaf.

Step 8 Insert votive candle or votive with battery inside.


Allow to dry between steps.

Craft Notes

Crafted for Michaels by the DecoArt Design Team.