Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Wooden Pumpkin Display

Courtesy of Janet Shumway

Hi Friends,

Create a fun new twist on fall's most popular decoration in four easy steps with a simple square pumpkin display. Get the family involved and enjoy quality time together while your creative juices are going strong during the pumpkin month.

Materials Needed:
  • 3 pieces of 2x4 wood cut into lengths 3 1/2", 5" and 8" 
  • orange paint and brush 
  • brown paint 
  • branch 
  • ribbon 
  • raffia 
  • hot glue gun 
  • moss
Paint the Pumpkins
Start by painting the 2x4 blocks. When they've dried, sand the edges to create a shabby chic look.

Make and Apply Wash
First mix up a brown wash: Add a squirt of dark brown paint to about 1/2 cup of water. Apply wash with a rag or sponge brush by brushing it on and then wiping the excess off with a dry rag or paper towel.

Create and Attach Stems
Use large pruners to trim your branch into 3 pieces, creating stems for the pumpkins. Put a very large dab of hot glue right where you want the stem, then push the stem down into it.

Add Embellishments
Cut a piece of wire, then curl the ends by bending them around a screwdriver or pencil. Wrap the curled wire around the pumpkin stem to hold it in place. Glue moss around the base of the stem. Tie a raffia and ribbon bow, then glue them on.

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