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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!

 

 

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

Mandala Sign

So all of my family absolutely loves this sign! I really like it a lot, but felt like I made a few mistakes on it. I think it still turned out really neat. I plan on making more, and I think with practice, they will really turn out nice! Tell me what you guys think? I hope you are all staying safe, Healthy, and HAPPY!!! ????

First I started by putting a clean piece of postage paper on my lap desk to protect it. Then I gathered all of my supplies. (All of the supplies are linked at the bottom of the page) I used a small round wooden block, metallic purple paint, metallic blue paint and a cream color paint. I also used Mod Podge, clay tools, paint brushes and various other tools such as a ruler and pencil.

The first step is is to sand down the wood really well, then make sure to clean the shavings off really well. Then I painted the top and all the sides metallic purple. After it was dried, I covered it with Mod Podge. I let that dry completely, and after that was dry, I measured across the middle to find the longest point across. (Lightly draw a line across with a pencil) Then I moved my ruler to the other side of the circle and found the longest point across there too. (It should be the same distance). Then lightly draw a line across here with a pencil. Where the line intersects is where the middle of the circle should be.

Next, I started with the dot in the middle and then made the various dots and shapes around it, going from the middle out. If I made a mistake, I took a damp Q-Tip and wiped up the paint immediately. When it was finished and dried, I put a coat of Mod Podge over the paint. When it was all complete, I put a hanger on the back to be able to hang it on the wall.