How absolutely adorable did this turn out!?! I had an idea in my mind how I wanted it to look, but I didn’t know it would be THIS so darn cute!!
First I gathered my supplies and covered my lap desk with brown postage paper. I used a wooden pumpkin that I got at Dollar Tree, paper that I purchased at Hobby Lobby, orange paint Mod Podge, a sanding block, twine and ribbon that I already had on hand from random various places. The first step was to take the panels off by using my heat gun to heat up the glue underneath and then pry them off. Then I painted the pumpkin underneath orange. I diluted the orange paint with some water. I didn’t want it to be a really harsh orange color, then I wiped off the excess paint. I really like the color that it created. For the panels, I traced them on the back of my pumpkin paper and then cut them out. Then I used Mod Podge to attach them to the front of my panels and then used a sanding block to make the sides even. Then I put the panels back on with hot glue and took twine around the stem and kept it on with hot glue as well. I made my “messy bow” with just some various ribbon and pearl strands I had laying around. I really didn’t buy anything for this project. It turned out just adorbs in my opinion!
- Wooden Pumpkin – Dollar Tree – $1.00
- Pumpkin Paper – Hobby Lobby – $1.00 https://www.hobbylobby.com/Scrapbook-Paper-Crafts/Paper-Cardstock/Specialty-Paper-Single-Sheets/Pumpkins-Foil-Scrapbook-Paper—12-x-12/p/80894124
- Orange Paint – Hobby Lobby – $0.79 https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Stencils-Craft-Paints/Acrylic-Craft-Paints/Pumpkin-Anita’s-Acrylic-Craft-Paint/p/465
- Mod Podge – WalMart – $4.86 https://www.walmart.com/ip/Mod-Podge-WMCS11301CA-Sealer-Glue-and-Finish-Matte-Finish-Clear-8-fl-oz/20918422