Easy DIY To Cherish Your Photographs

Get crafty and decorate your home with everything you're thankful for!

When you think about getting crafty with pumpkins you usually think Jack-o’-lantern, but it’s too early for that! Here is a pumpkin centerpiece DIY that’s all about decorating with what we’re thankful for –  seems pretty perfect for this time of year!

Here’s what you’re going to need for this project:

Since we all store our photos on our phone or camera, we never get to enjoy them as a family, so this is a fun way to incorporate the photos into your seasonal décor.

How To:

  1. Print the photos of your choice in colour or black and white on standard printer paper using the Canon Pixma inkjet printer.
  2. Cut out each photo with scissors or a paper cutter (Note: if you are using a small pumpkin, scale your photos to a small size to avoid a lot of creases during application.  The larger the pumpkin, the larger the photo, but smaller photos are easier to work with)
  3. Using a foam brush, apply a generous amount of Mod Podge glue to the faux pumpkin in an area larger than the size of the photo you plan to adhere.
  4. Place the photo onto the glue, and using the foam brush, gently smooth the print-out on to the surface.
  5. Once in place, apply another generous amount of glue over the photo (it will dry clear).
  6. Continue to adhere photos on all surfaces of the pumpkin until complete covered and allow to dry thoroughly.
  7. Once dry, take outside and apply a smooth coat of Rust-Oleum Specialty Lacquer to seal all surfaces and give the pumpkin a high gloss finish.
  8. Allow to dry.
  9. Using Canon Creative Park, print a free printable gift tag of your choice and attach around the stem of the faux pumpkin and write a Thanksgiving message or guest names to be used at place settings.