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Jenga Block Pumpkins

I know it’s been a while since I posted, but I really needed some time with my family, and Covid hit us pretty hard.  These are so simple and so adorable! These can be painted any color, so they can be used for Halloween or Thanksgiving or just Fall in general!  I painted some a cream color, and some pumpkin orange.  I put them on my 3 tier tray on display when I was finished with mine.

First I started with a clean area for my craft space, then I gathered all of my supplies. I used Jenga blocks that I purchased at Dollar Tree, but you can use any Jenga blocks you want.  I used the little square wooden blocks that Dollar tree sells for the stems.  I also used pumpkin colored paint, cream paint, and green for the stems.  I used floral wire and raffia for the finishing touches.  First I used hot glue put the blocks together.  If you want to make sure it is really secure, you might want to put some wood glue on as well.  After I got the “base” of the pumpkins made, I painted them orange.  Make sure you get all the nooks and crannies, top  and bottom.  I then painted the wooden squares green for the stems.  While those dried, I took my paint brush and just wrapped the floral wire around  the bottom of it to make the “stems” for the pumpkins.  I put the floral wire bottom of the stem inside the small hole. and secured it with hot glue, then I put the square green block on top for the stem with hot glue.  After this, I made a small bow with the raffia and secured that to the front with hot glue.  Then they were finished and SO adorable!

  • Jenga Blocks – Dollar Tree, but you can also purchase them at Amazon – $4.18
  • Floral Wire – Hobby Lobby – $3.99
  • Raffia – Walmart – $2.24
  • Wooden Square Blocks – Walmart – $6.98
  • Pumpkin chalk paint – Walmart – $.50
  • Green Apple Barrel Paint – Walmart – $.50

Teal Pumpkin Sign with Wooden Bead Halo

The next several posts, you’ll see this statement:  I am SO sorry it’s taken me so long to post these past several posts, but the holiday season with my family came first, and Covid hit us pretty hard.  This turned out so very pretty…. Everyone I showed the final product of this craft was in love.  I recommend that you make sure to use a somewhat thick piece of wire, so that it doesn’t bend very easy.

First, I covered my lap desk with clean postage paper.  I took the wooden pumpkin that I purchased at Dollar Tree, and I used my heat gun to heat up the panels and then pulled them off with a small chisel.  After pulling them off, I stained the bottom pumpkin part a little darker by putting the stain on, then wiping most of it off with a baby wipe.  Then I painted each of the panels a metallic green.  (Making sure to paint the sides as well)  While those dried, I took my wooden beads, and I put them in a bowl with paint that has some water in it to make it where the beads don’t have a super thick cover and just rolled them around, then took them out to dry.  I then just took some hot glue, and glued the  panels back where they belong and took some twine and wrapped it around the stem at the top, securing it in the back with hot glue.  I took a fairly large gauge wire and I threaded my white beads on it.  I bent it to the angle I liked, and secured it to the back of the pumpkin at the bottom on each side.  I purchased a “blessed” wooden saying at Hobby Lobby for 1/2 off, and hot glued that on the front at an angle.  After this, I finished it with a super cute “messy bow” that has little pom poms and burlap on it.  If you aren’t sure how to make a messy bow, YouTube has lots of videos on how to make one.  They really are probably the easiest way to make a really cute bow!  I sure hope you enjoy this craft as much as I did!

 

Wooden Pumpkin – Dollar Tree $1.00
Wooden Beads – Amazon – $12.99 for 200 https://www.amazon.com/200pcs-Natural-Wooden-Beads-16mm/dp/B08KFZ6BDF/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=wooden+bead&link_code=qs&qid=1610033936&sourceid=Mozilla-search&sr=8-2-spons&tag=mozilla-20&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUE5UVdEUTkwTjhXTVEmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTA3NzQ2MTNTM0ozVEFLWTdNSk4mZW5jcnlwdGVkQWRJZD1BMDgzNzUwMTJHR1JWQ0VPQ09RVDgmd2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl
Blessed Sign  – Hobby Lobby $1.49 https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Wood-Crafting/Unfinished-Wood/Blessed-Wood-Cutout/p/80823549
Twine – Amazon – $4.99 https://www.amazon.com/KINGLAKE-Natural-Christmas-Gardening-Applications/dp/B00WHXQIJA/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=twine&qid=1610034068&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&smid=A18R1YJVOL555M&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyRllZNjMwNEdBTTkzJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNjA5OTI2M1Y1WFRBOFBHRVkwTSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUExMDMwNzEyMjVGVlFOUTcwUzQ1OSZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=
Wood Stain – Amazon – $12.82 https://www.amazon.com/FolkArt-Home-Decor-Ounce-34856/dp/B00RGFXB4Y/ref=sr_1_3?crid=34NOYV4DF41A9&dchild=1&keywords=wood+stain+for+crafts&qid=1610034760&sprefix=wood+stain%2Caps%2C178&sr=8-3
Cream Paint – WalMart – $.50 https://www.walmart.com/ip/Apple-Barrel-20505EX-Acrylic-Craft-Paint-Matte-Finish-Antique-White-2-fl-oz/36502370?selected=true
Metallic Paint – Hobby Lobby – $1.61 https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Stencils-Craft-Paints/Acrylic-Craft-Paints/Aqua-Ceramcoat-Select-Multi-Surface-Metallic-Paint/p/80881857
Wire – Walmart – $4.59 https://www.walmart.com/ip/100-Galvanized-Steel-Wire-22-Gauge/23636484

Pumpkin Wood Sign with Messy Bow

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!

 

 

Updated Chunky Yarn Pumpkins!!

Googly Eyed Black Pumpkin

This adorable Halloween themed pumpkin is extremely easy to make.   Any kiddos can do it with parents help, pretty much! Just gather up the supplies and have some fun!

First gather your supplies, and cover your lap area! The supplies are just the pumpkin, black chalk paint, different sized googly eyes and E6000 and a paint brush. First step was to paint the whole pumpkin with CHALK paint.  It’s important that you use chalk paint, so it doesn’t peel off.  After the paint dries, take E6000 and apply googly eyes randomly all over the pumpkin!  That’s it!  You just let that dry, and you have an adorable pumpkin.  You can add a bow at the top if you’d like as well.  This craft really isn’t too messy, and it’s SUPER simple to do with kiddos!

 

Pumpkin: Hobby Lobby – $4.20 https://www.hobbylobby.com/Fall-Thanksgiving/Decorations/Pumpkins/White-Pumpkin/p/80986642
Googly Eyes – Walmart – $5.51 https://www.walmart.com/ip/Paste-On-Standard-Oval-Googly-Eyes-80pk-Black-10-19mm/35669739
Black Chalk Paint – Hobby Lobby – $1.99 https://www.hobbylobby.com/search/?text=chalk+paint&quickview=80751097
E6000 – Walmart – $3.97 https://www.walmart.com/ip/Eclectic-E6000-Industrial-Adhesive-3-fl-oz-Clear-or-Transparent/44148643

Button Acorn

Okay, so I’m going to be completely transparent here.  I don’t know if I like this one.  It’s kind of growing on me. When I finished it I literally thought “Well, they can’t all be winners”. But I’m posting it anyway!  I hope you are all staying safe, Healthy and HAPPY!!

First I started by gathering my supplies, as I always do and starting with a clean work space.  I used a piece of paper from Hobby Lobby that looked like real leaves.  I got a little decoration from Dollar General that looked like a little acorn, and I gathered a bunch of buttons and my E6000 and some raffia.  First I took the top of the acorn off and I put a piece of paper that was close to the size of the bottom of the acorn on there and I took a sanding block, and just took off the excess paper around the edges.  It came off really easy.  Then I just glued the paper down.  I then put the top of the acorn back on and just started covering it with buttons!  Then I made a little bow with raffia after I was done with the buttons and used hot glue to keep that on there.  It really was a super simple craft!

 

 

Heart Button Sign

My daughter and I made two of these signs in February. My mom loved it, so I had to make her one too. I didn’t do step by step instructions back then, so I did them now. I hope you all like this! Stay safe, Healthy and HAPPY!!!

First I covered my lap table with postage paper. Then I gathered all the supplies. I used an 8×10 picture frame that I bought at Dollar Tree for $1.00.  I also used E6000, a heart cut out that I printed out online. (I will put a pdf of what I used below) I used a ton of various red buttons, red chalk paint and an 8×10 THIN canvas that I bought at Dollar Tree for $1.00 for a pack of 3.  I printed out my heart and cut it out.  Then I traced it on my canvas making sure I left room on the edges to where when I put the canvas back in the frame, the buttons wouldn’t be covered by the frame.  Then I started putting the buttons on the canvas where the heart goes.  The cheap buttons should go on the bottom.  They are the ones that won’t be seen.  You will need all sizes of buttons, and you will want all different kinds and shapes.  After I finished the bottom, I covered the top of the heart with the prettier buttons to make it look nice.  I painted the frame with chalk paint, so the paint wouldn’t peel off.  I took a sanding block and distressed the frame to make it look a little more farm house style.  Then I put the canvas into the frame after the paint dried, and it’s all finished!

Heart PDF

Happy Fall Teal Pumpkin Sign

This sign might be small, but it packs a punch!!! It turned out way more adorable than I thought it was going to.  This is actually one of my favorites.  Maybe because fall is my favorite time of the year.  Now I get to try to top this! Yay!  So cute!  As always, I hope you are all staying safe, Healthy and HAPPY!

As always, first I started with a clean desk on my bed to craft with.  Then I gathered all of my supplies.  I used a small sign I had bought at Dollar General for $1.00, a little pumpkin embellishment I purchased at Hobby Lobby, cute paper I purchased at Hobby Lobby,  little wooden saying that says “Happy Fall” that I purchased at Hobby Lobby, Mod Podge, some ribbon, paint, scissors, hot glue gun, and paint brushes. First I took a pen and marked out the exact size of the inside of my sign.  Then I cut it out and used a small amount of Mod Podge on the sign all around the sides and inside and then place the paper down.  I painted my wooden “Happy Fall” saying white first, then when that dried I painted it with a metallic teal color.  I made sure to give it a full coverage.  I attached the pumpkin and the “Happy Fall” saying with hot glue right where I thought it would look right.  Then I made a “messy bow” by doing a criss cross pattern, then tying it in the middle and then cutting the ends off to be the right size.  Then I just attached the bow with hot glue as well!  Whoa-la!  I have an absolutely adorable sign now!!

 

Hanging Candle Wreath

I absolutely LOVE the way this turned out.  It looks so pretty hanging outside in the evening.  It hangs on any hook.  The decoration can be changed for any season, so in the winter, I can put greenery, and I can decorate for Valentines Day and Easter etc.  It’s absolutely perfect because when the batteries go out, I just change them!  Perfection!  This craft is absolutely SUPER simple.

First I started by taking the grapevine wreath, and then tying the ribbon that I cut in 3 pieces (equally) around the center of the wreath.  Then I took the wreath together at the top and I secured it together.  You should probably use a large safety pin and then secure it with hot glue.  Then you just put the bottom of a flower pot that fits perfectly in the bottom of it at the bottom and put your candles on top and decorate around with whatever you want for the season.  I used leaves for fall.

 

Pallet Pumpkins with Wooden Trucks

These adorable pallets started out as just tiny wood pallets (I forgot to take initial pictures of them, I’m sorry) and turned out to be perfect little pumpkins.  I used little squares of wood for the stems, and green floral wire for the leaves on the sides.  Then the wooden leaves on top I painted metallic red!  The wooden trucks with the pumpkins were the finishing touch. I hope you’re staying safe, Healthy and HAPPY!

First I started with a clean desk in my bed.  Then I gathered all of my supplies.  I used 3 mini pallets from Dollar Tree, orange paint, red metallic paint, wooden leaves, wooden trucks, wood squares from Dollar Tree, green floral wire, wood stain, paint brushes, and glue gun.  The first step I did was paint the pallets orange all over.  Then I stained three wooden blocks with wood stain.  I didn’t stain them darkly, though.  I painted the stain on, then wiped it off.  Then after the paint was dry, I attached the wooden blocks to the pallets with hot glue.  I then wound up the floral wire around a paint brush to curl it, and then cut it off and attached it to the top of the pumpkin with hot glue.  I then painted the 9 wooden leaves metallic red and let it dry.  I attached those to the tops of the pumpkins with hot glue after they were dry.  Then I added the little wooden trucks to the bottom with hot glue.  I purchased the wooden leaves and wooden trucks at Hobby Lobby.  I will attach links to everything I can find at the bottom as always. I also used raffia at the end and just tied it in the middle and attached with hot glue it and cut it on each side.