Remove the original pumpkin stem, and apply base coat of paint to completely cover the pumpkin (optional). Let dry.
Tear scrapbook paper into small 1-2 inch squares.
Apply decoupage glue to pumpkin, then layer on the pieces of paper in overlapping pattern. Cover half the pumpkin with paper strips, then apply a top coat of Mod Podge and let dry 15-20 minutes before finishing the remainder.
Insert a stick or faux stem in the center of pumpkin.
You may need to adjust the size of your paper strips depending on the size and curves of your pumpkin. Curvier pumpkins might require smaller strips to form to the shape evenly.