I love craft projects, especially one’s that are simple, seasonal and fun to make! I also enjoy wandering the aisles of my local craft stores every now and then to search for inspiration and to see what’s new. Well, on a recent visit I did not have to look for very long when I stumbled upon some pallet inspired wood craft supplies. As soon I spotted them I instantly knew what I could make, a pumpkin! I am a little late with my fall decorating this year so this was a quick way to add a touch of autumn to our home.
This decoupage pumpkin was so easy to make. Here’s all you need to do!
- I found the wood at Michael’s and with my store coupon it was just a few dollars. Right next to it were the small wood pieces that were a dollar each and perfect for creating the stem. I am not good with power tools, but if you are I think these would be pretty easy to make with some scrap wood.
- I had originally planned to paint the wood, but then I remembered some pretty orange fabric I had picked up a while back and thought it would be perfect for this project.
- To make the strips I turned the wood over onto the fabric and traced each slat with a pencil. Luckily the pencil fit in between each one.
- Once all of my fabric was traced and cut out I started applying it to the wood with Mod Podge. There are lots of different kinds of Mod Podge, but I just used what I had which is the Matte finish. I first put a thin layer directly onto the wood and then applied another coat on top of the fabric using small craft paint brush.
- Once all of the fabric was applied and had dried I decided to apply a sealer suitable for outdoor projects to make it more durable because I was planning to hang the pumpkin on our covered back porch. I used Delta brand indoor/outdoor varnish in a Matte finish, but if you plan to keep it inside this step is not necessary.
- Next, I made a few fabric leaves to add some color. I started by placing the fabric on top of a piece of wax paper and then applied a thin layer of Mod Podge to add some weight and a bit of stiffness to the fabric. Mod Podge has a fabric stiffener product which I may try next time. I have used a spray fabric stiffener in the past which would also work well. You can easily find leaf templates with a quick internet search, I found mine here.
- Finally, I secured everything together with some hot glue.
So if you are behind with your fall decorating like me and looking for a super easy and fun to make pumpkin craft project, I hope you will give this one a try!
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