Remember when I first started blogging I partnered with Twigs & Teas to provide some crafts for her spring craft show? Well… we were at it again! Which means… I have some awesome crafts (all DIY) to post soon! Starting with these cuties!!!
These pumpkins were simple! And pretty quick too! Here is the gist…
DIY Wooden pumpkins
wood (I used a 2×4, however you can really use what ever size you want!)
homespun fabric strips (1 per pumpkin)
curled copper wire (I used jewelry wire from my local craft joint)
Needle Nose Pliers
1. Measure and mark the size of pumpkins you wish to have onto the wood. cut. sand down the wood to smooth edges. you can even take the sander to the corners to rough it up a bit. I like to make the edges look worn in wooden crafts.
2. measure the center of the top, where you will be placing the stem.
3. cut a piece of the branch off, giving at least 1 inch extra length to allow for it to be placed into the pumpkin. measure what size of drill bit you will need depending on the size of branch. then drill approximately 1 inch into the pumpkin. Insert the branch into the hole, and hammer down to really secure the branch.
4. paint your pumpkins orange, leaving the stem natural.
5. once pumpkin is dry, take sand paper and scuff up the pumpkin. I lightly did the sides, front and back, and then focused mostly on the edges. This is where those grooves that you sanded down prior really start to shine through.
6. Layer these items in order on the stem. First, the wire, then raffia, then a bow tied homespun.
This is also a easy enough project that it only takes the afternoon or so.. AND you can invite the little ones to help with the painting, and even the sanding!
I love seeing them as pairs, but they would look just as cute on their own! They would be great on a shelf, or even on a table for thanksgiving meals. They are just darling!
I’m excited to put these out for fall! I hope you enjoy them too!
If you are like some of my friends and can’t craft without gluing their fingers shut, or just simply don’t have a creative bone (or time). Let me know.. I’d be happy to take orders! Just click the link below!