Sometimes inspiration strikes at the craziest of times! Like, the other day…I was at the Cottage Charmer showing it to a sweet girl who wanted to check it out (ALMOST finished). While we were standing there talking, I saw a perfectly square piece of scrap wood in a pile. Ooooohhhh….I could totally use that, I told her! LOL. Poor people who hang around me never know what I may be getting into next!
So, I grabbed up the square piece, found another random piece of pallet wood that had been cut off from a project and found another piece of random square wood that I had picked up somewhere along the way. In the end, it was just the 3 of these scrap pieces, all together at once for what would become a super cute FALL vignette!
I knew I wanted to make these into pumpkins, so I decided to gather 3 little sticks from the yard for their stems. I just found some that was big enough to show up, but just a normal little ole stick. Nothing fancy. I broke them down to however big I wanted them to be!
Perfect little stems!
And here they are—my pumpkin projects!
I wanted to paint them orange and white so that they had a traditional pumpkin look to them, so I used some paint that I had on hand. It is just acrylic craft paint from Wal-mart. The colors are white and pumpkin orange.
From this point on, I didn’t take pictures, but it is totally self explanatory. I simply brushed my orange paint, mixed with a tad bit of white for the perfect combination, all over my wood pieces. Once dried (2 min tops), I went back with my small paint brush and made the polka dots, striples and swirls. It took me about 5 minutes tops to make these cuties~!
Once the paint dried, I got my hot glue gun and glued the sticks to the top of my wood pieces. I then took some raffia and made little bows to glue in front of the sticks for a finishing touch!
VOILA! Done and so super cute!!! Fall decorations on the cheap!
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