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It’s hard to believe that Fall is already here. Living in the White Mountains of Arizona, this is my favorite time of year. The colors of our oak and aspen trees are absolutely amazing and the weather finally says “see you later” to warm temps! We always plan a UTV ride for “Fall Colors” as we call it to enjoy our mountains and spend time with friends and family. I figured a craft like this would be perfect for welcoming Fall to our front door.
Seeing something like this on Pinterest and thought it would be fun to make my own. A trip was taken to our local craft store and I got some of the wood rounds, since I really didn’t want to cut them myself. Since the wood was a bit older, I did have to glue some of the bark back on, but it ended up being ready to craft and super cheap to create!
I sure hope that you like it!! I hope you have a blessed day, and please be sure to comment and share this craft on your social media channels – thanks so much!!
- Wood Rounds
- Wood Branch/Twig
- Faux Leaves
- & Time!
Instructions for the Wooden Pumpkins:
I started by gluing on the bark that had fallen away. When that was dry, I used some orange craft paint to color just the inside portion of the wood.
When that was dry, I started on the details. I found a branch from a tree that had fallen in our backyard and cut off just a piece of it to be the pumpkin stem. Using my hot glue gun, I attached that to the top of the wood round, and let it dry.
After that dried, I glued on some artificial leaves that I had in my craft cabinet. You can add as many, or as few as you wish, depending on the detail that you want.
Next, I wanted to add a bit more detail, so I made a bow out of some craft ribbon that I had. I am not a pro bow maker, so I’m sure that you could add a lot more detail to this part of it. I figured it didn’t look too bad, and was pretty simple, so I was happy with my attempt.
After everything was dry and ready to go, I put it out on our front porch, around some of the other Fall decor to help add some more color to the whole thing. Overall, they were simple to make and super inexpensive. The sweet guy at the store down the street ended up giving me the wood pieces, since he said they were scrap, and everything else I already had. I love cheap projects!! 🙂
Here’s how they both turned out:
I hope you like it! Please take a minute to leave me a comment. Let me know what you would do different, or what you would add, etc. Be sure to tweet, pin, share, etc. – thanks!!
“Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, honor is not fitting for a fool.” –Proverbs 26:1