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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Fall Pumpkins

I don’t know about you but I am starting to get in the Christmas spirit – I have several projects that are waiting on me but before I start on Christmas I have one last fall project I wanted to share.

On Pinterest I found a really cute fall project from Today’s Fabulous Finds titled “Fall Pumpkin Patch”. You can click here for the inspiration behind my design. If you have not visited this blog I would encourage you to head on over (after you finish reading my blog of course) as Janet has some very creative projects especially using wood. Oh and check out her vintage door with the burlap wreath under her project gallery – love it!

When I was ready to start this project I first headed to my dad’s wood stash – as you might remember I have bragged about his scroll work before. After going through his piles of wood and selecting the right pieces for this project I first painted all of them brown.

Once the brown paint dried I got a little creative with my orange paint. I had two different colors of orange and was not happy with either one of them so I started mixing the two together until I got the color I was looking for.

After the paint dried I sanded the wood to distress the edges and expose some of the brown paint. Then using pieces of wood cut from a limb blown from one of our trees I attached the “stems” to my pumpkins. I used Beacons 3-in-1 and you will want to go around the edges as well to make sure they are secure.

While waiting for the stems to dry I cut my Fall letters from brown vinyl and placed them on the pumpkins.

To finish off the pumpkins I attached some fall leaves and raffia. I also followed Janet’s suggestion to tie floral wire around the stem and then I used a pencil to curl the ends.

So what do you think? I will share with you what my 16 year old said. I have my pumpkins in my kitchen and he so nicely asked me if they had candy in them because he thought they were bags I had decorated. We all got a good laugh out of it – I’m still trying to figure out if that was a complement or if he was just hungry. J
Remember the Burlap Table Runner I shared with you – it was the inspiration behind Audra’s table runner but she used linen and added beautiful rosettes. So depending on your décor this can give you a similar look using different fabric. Head on over to Reduce, Reuse, and Renewed for a full tutorial and it even includes a link to a banana bread recipe- yum!
Happy Crafting!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the link Tracey, your pumpkins turned out so cute! I'm sure it was just wishful thinking that your son thought they were candy bags--really it's a good idea! :) Happy Thanksgiving!


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