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Hey friends. Im back with another super simple tutorial that involves one of my favorite mediums, wood!
Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. I LOVE LOVE LOVE fall decor and so I figured it was not to early to start getting ready!! Right?! I think I would decorate for Fall all year round if I didn’t think my friends would make fun of me. Snap!
For this project you will need large wood slices (I was lucky enough to have an uncle cut me some slices). Score! You will also need some orange paint, scrap wood for the stem, heavy duty staple gun, and some pieces to decorate the pumpkins with. If you don’t have pip berries..here is a perfect one to add…this pip berry spray would be the only thing you would need to add.
Ok so lets get too it. I intended to write “welcome” on the pumpkins..but then I thought, well my customers could custom order them with their house numbers..perfect!
Start by painting your pumpkins, or in my case having a helper paint them! I don’t know if it makes me happy or sad that my child is covered in paint daily…ok that makes me happy! Leave about a one inch rim around the pumpkins so some of the wood shows through.
\We used chalk paint for this because I was going to write on them with chalk markers…but the wood was still too rough even after using the palm sander so you can spray paint them..or use outdoor paint.
Next gather the supplies you are going to add to the back. I found thin wood planks in our scrap pile so I cut it down about 4-5 inches.
Flip your pumpkin over after it dries and line up the stem. Put some wood glue down, then staple it on. This is just an extra precaution step.
Let it dry a few minutes. Tick toc, tick toc….
After it dries grab any decor you want to add and start arranging it how you want it. I had these awesome burlap leaves and decided to add them, with some pip berry strands and some glitter twirly sticks I found in our flower bin.
These burlap leaves are not the same as mine..but you can paint them or stain them and then glue a wire on the back so that you can attach them!
After you figure out what you want on the back, flip the wood pumpkin over again and grab the stable gun (this is the one I use).
Staple the stem and the decor on, it doesn’t look super fancy, but it will hold! Plus, who is looking at the back?! If you do think the back needs some work, add a piece of felt over the stapled on decor to hide the staples. There you can be fancy hehe.
So there you have it. Three fancy porch pumpkins in the beating sun. I can not wait to put them out for sale and add some house numbers or “welcome” to them for custom orders. I will post photos of them after one is finished!!
If you need help or have any questions please feel free to reach out to me and leave a comment below :) In the mean time I am going to patiently wait for Fall!